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A Charactherization Of Portuguese Sme Comparing European Union - Case Study About Setúbal Region

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  • JORGE JOSE MARTINS RODRIGUES

    () (Polytechnic Institute of Setúbal, High School of Management, Management and Economic Department, Campus do IPS, Estefanilha, SETÚBAL, Portugal)

  • MARIA TERESA GOMES VALENTE DA COSTA

    () (Polytechnic Institute of Setúbal, High School of Management, Management and Economic Department, Campus do IPS, Estefanilha, SETÚBAL, Portugal)

  • HENRIQUE MANUEL PIMENTEL REIS

    () (Polytechnic Institute of Setúbal, High School of Management, Management and Economic Department, Campus do IPS, Estefanilha, SETÚBAL, Portugal)

Abstract

Considering the European Union definition for Small and Medium Enterprises and their importance in EU economy we refer the most relevant matters of this kind of companies in the European development. Next step broaches the importance of Portuguese SME for the domestic economy, referring their social and economic role, as well its weight in Gross Domestic Product and employment. The main goal of this study is to characterize Setúbal region concerning its small and medium enterprises (SME) comparing its performance indicators with the reference indicators of EU’s SME. The higher education institution where we are lecturing stays in Setúbal. Most of our students come from this region, so we thought it would be interesting to analyse an important stakeholder cluster of our community – the SME. We work with a significant sample of regional SME trying also to understand if there are activity sectors or companies’ characteristics we can refer as relevant for regional development.

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  • Jorge Jose Martins Rodrigues & Maria Teresa Gomes Valente Da Costa & Henrique Manuel Pimentel Reis, 2007. "A Charactherization Of Portuguese Sme Comparing European Union - Case Study About Setúbal Region," JOURNAL STUDIA UNIVERSITATIS BABES-BOLYAI NEGOTIA, Babes-Bolyai University, Faculty of Business.
  • Handle: RePEc:bbn:journl:2007_1_1_rodrigues
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    1. Luís Cabral, 2007. "Small firms in Portugal: a selective survey of stylized facts, economic analysis, and policy implications," Portuguese Economic Journal, Springer;Instituto Superior de Economia e Gestao, vol. 6(1), pages 65-88, April.
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    Keywords

    SME; EU; Economy; Regional Development; Employment;

    JEL classification:

    • M10 - Business Administration and Business Economics; Marketing; Accounting; Personnel Economics - - Business Administration - - - General
    • M21 - Business Administration and Business Economics; Marketing; Accounting; Personnel Economics - - Business Economics - - - Business Economics
    • M50 - Business Administration and Business Economics; Marketing; Accounting; Personnel Economics - - Personnel Economics - - - General
    • R59 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - Regional Government Analysis - - - Other

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