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Aspects Of Small Business Act, The European Smes Policy Initiative

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  • Assist. Silvia – Ştefania Mihalache

    (“1 Decembrie 1918” University of Alba Iulia Faculty of Science Alba Iulia, Romania)

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In the context of the economic crisis, the European Union has found a solution in order to support Small and Medium Sized Enterprises, representing the backbone of the European economy. Small Business Act represents a policy initiative which aims to promote a SMEs-friendly environment. Having in mind that most jobs in the EU are provided by SMEs, companies of 250 employees or less and that they have a crucial importance for the future development, but very often face enormous bureaucratic hurdles and obstacles, we may state that the European SMEs deserve to be better assisted to fully unlock their potential of long term sustainable growth and of more job creation. To achieve this goal, the European Commission has conceived the Small Business Act for Europe (SBA), a policy initiative based on ten guiding principles and proposes policy actions to be undertaken by both the Commission and Member States.

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  • Assist. Silvia – Ştefania Mihalache, 2010. "Aspects Of Small Business Act, The European Smes Policy Initiative," Annals of University of Craiova - Economic Sciences Series, University of Craiova, Faculty of Economics and Business Administration, vol. 3(38), pages 1-10, May.
  • Handle: RePEc:aio:aucsse:v:3:y:2010:i:10:p:179-188
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    1. Salvatore Zecchini & Marco Ventura, 2009. "The impact of public guarantees on credit to SMEs," Small Business Economics, Springer, vol. 32(2), pages 191-206, February.
    2. Fabrizio Cafaggi, 2008. "Contractual Networks and the Small Business Act: Towards European Principles?," EUI-LAW Working Papers 15, European University Institute (EUI), Department of Law.
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    Keywords

    Small Business Act; SMEs; economic crisis; SMEs-friendly environment; competitiveness.;

    JEL classification:

    • F15 - International Economics - - Trade - - - Economic Integration
    • M16 - Business Administration and Business Economics; Marketing; Accounting; Personnel Economics - - Business Administration - - - International Business Administration
    • M2 - Business Administration and Business Economics; Marketing; Accounting; Personnel Economics - - Business Economics

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