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Considerations about the Influence Factors on the Competitiveness of SME’s from Western Region of Romania


  • Bibu, Nicolae Aurelian
  • Sala, Diana
  • Pantea, Marius
  • Bizoi, Gabriel


There are many ways in which the firm competitiveness can be understood in the related literature. The purpose of this research is to undertake a better understanding of expectations and concerns of small and medium sized enterprises from Romanian Western region, in term of competitiveness. This study presents preliminary results of a finished grant focused on SME’s competitiveness. There are some positive and negative factors in our research which are influencing firms’ competitiveness. This study has confirmed our hypothesis. The external environment influence on the competitiveness of SME’s is strong and contributes decisively to their performance.

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  • Bibu, Nicolae Aurelian & Sala, Diana & Pantea, Marius & Bizoi, Gabriel, 2008. "Considerations about the Influence Factors on the Competitiveness of SME’s from Western Region of Romania," MPRA Paper 9479, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  • Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:9479

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    SME’s; competitiveness; growth; external factors; Romania;

    JEL classification:

    • O18 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - Urban, Rural, Regional, and Transportation Analysis; Housing; Infrastructure
    • L20 - Industrial Organization - - Firm Objectives, Organization, and Behavior - - - General
    • M13 - Business Administration and Business Economics; Marketing; Accounting; Personnel Economics - - Business Administration - - - New Firms; Startups

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