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TERRITORIAL DISCREPANCIES CONCERNING SMEs PERFORMANCES IN ROMANIA

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  • Irina Isaic-Maniu

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    (Department of Statistics and Econometrics, Academy of Economic Studies of Bucharest)

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In Romania, as in many other Central and East European countries, two significant processes took place: the transfer of the ownership from the state to private law persons and the founding of new, independent enterprises, as a result of the private initiative. The first consequence of the two processes was the increase of the private sector’ share in the national production, contribution of about 70% of the total GDP in the present. A second major consequence influenced the labor force market. While privatization led, as a rule, to the reduction in the number of jobs and amplified unemployment, the new private sector, the sector of SMEs, generated the majority of the new jobs. Next to the merit of the contribution to the creation of a stronger private sector, many of the new enterprises are characterized by a special flexibility and a power to adapt to the new, to the demands and trends of the market.

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Article provided by Romanian Regional Science Association in its journal Romanian Journal of Regional Science.

Volume (Year): 2 (2008)
Issue (Month): 1 (June)
Pages: 108-126

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Handle: RePEc:rrs:journl:v:2:y:2008:i:1:p:108-126

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Keywords: SMEs; development region; disparity; CANE activity;

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  1. Ruby Roy Dholakia & Nir Kshetri, 2004. "Factors Impacting the Adoption of the Internet among SMEs," Small Business Economics, Springer, vol. 23(4), pages 311-322, November.
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