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Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises in the Netherlands: an Overview of the Statistics and the Literature (in Dutch)


  • N. Jonker


Dutch media often pay a lot of attention to small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). They are considered to be the engine of the Dutch job industry and therefore deserve our attention. In this study we highlight the role the Dutch SMEs play in the Dutch economy. This study's first objective is to get an overall picture of the importance of Dutch SMEs from a macro-economic perspective. The second objective is to shed light on any possible bottlenecks for the Dutch SME. In particular, we pay attention to topics as employment, wages, economic growth, corporate finance and internationalisation.

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  • N. Jonker, 2002. "Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises in the Netherlands: an Overview of the Statistics and the Literature (in Dutch)," WO Research Memoranda (discontinued) 692, Netherlands Central Bank, Research Department.
  • Handle: RePEc:dnb:wormem:692

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    economic growth; employment; corporate finance; internationalisation;

    JEL classification:

    • E30 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Prices, Business Fluctuations, and Cycles - - - General (includes Measurement and Data)
    • E24 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Consumption, Saving, Production, Employment, and Investment - - - Employment; Unemployment; Wages; Intergenerational Income Distribution; Aggregate Human Capital; Aggregate Labor Productivity
    • G32 - Financial Economics - - Corporate Finance and Governance - - - Financing Policy; Financial Risk and Risk Management; Capital and Ownership Structure; Value of Firms; Goodwill
    • F41 - International Economics - - Macroeconomic Aspects of International Trade and Finance - - - Open Economy Macroeconomics

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