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  • Nicoleta Isac

    (Istanbul Sabahattin Zaim University, Turkey)

  • Waqar Badshah

    (Istanbul Sabahattin Zaim University, Turkey)


SMEs are drivers of economic growth and are situated of many years in the top European policy of sustainable development. SMEs are considered a key factor for employment and economic competitiveness. The 20 million SMEs in the EU represent 99% of businesses, and are a key driver for innovation, employment and social integration). In contrast to their contribution, SMEs are confronted with significant obstacles which impede their development. This paper aims at sorting out the perceived external vs internal barriers to SME exports and ways to achieve business growth.

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  • Nicoleta Isac & Waqar Badshah, 2020. "BARRIERS AND WAYS TO ACHIEVE BUSINESS GROWTH OF THE EXPORTS FOR SMEs," Romanian Economic Business Review, Romanian-American University, vol. 15(1), pages 7-15, March.
  • Handle: RePEc:rau:journl:v:15:y:2020:i:1:p:7-15

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