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Transfer of Know-how for SMEs in Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine. White Paper: Moldova


  • Magdolna Sass
  • Oliver Kovacs
  • Lidis Garbovan
  • Renata Anna Jaksa


The report focuses on the potential of the development of small and mid-size businesses in Moldova. It provides an economic overview of the country, and then analyzes various best practices and lessons learned from the development of SMEs in the Visegrad countries, especially Hungary. The report provides a description of economic developments, main trade figures, relevant labor developments, migration and the role of remittances and defines the bottlenecks for SME development in the country. The authors built their analysis on available literature and statistics as well as their own survey and interview series. The study highlights six case studies relevant for SME development selected for deeper investigation such as simplified tax schemes, online tax reporting, entrepreneurship education, agriculture and producers’ organizations, the wine industry and issues of measurement of the SME sector. Finally the report draws up potential intervention schemes for Moldovan stakeholders and provides further recommendations for longer term initiatives and actions taken for the support of economic and SME development.

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  • Magdolna Sass & Oliver Kovacs & Lidis Garbovan & Renata Anna Jaksa, 2015. "Transfer of Know-how for SMEs in Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine. White Paper: Moldova," CASE Network Reports 0122, CASE-Center for Social and Economic Research.
  • Handle: RePEc:sec:cnrepo:0122

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    1. Alexandru STRATAN & Elena ACULAI, 2013. "Smes Contribution To Employment In The Republic Of Moldova, Quantitative And Qualitative Assessment," Romanian Journal of Economics, Institute of National Economy, vol. 37(2(46)), pages 5-19, December.
    2. Judit Karsai, 2013. "Venture capital and private equity industry in Hungary," Acta Oeconomica, Akadémiai Kiadó, Hungary, vol. 63(1), pages 23-42, March.
    3. Kaufmann, Daniel & Kraay, Aart & Mastruzzi, Massimo, 2010. "The worldwide governance indicators : methodology and analytical issues," Policy Research Working Paper Series 5430, The World Bank.
    4. Marcela SLUSARCIUC & Gabriela PRELIPCEAN, 2013. "Grant Schemes For Sme’S - An Opportunity For Eastern Crossborder Areas In The Actual Economic Landscape," The USV Annals of Economics and Public Administration, Stefan cel Mare University of Suceava, Romania, Faculty of Economics and Public Administration, vol. 13(1(17)), pages 23-32, June.
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    SME development; economic development; Moldova; Visegrad countries;

    JEL classification:

    • L25 - Industrial Organization - - Firm Objectives, Organization, and Behavior - - - Firm Performance
    • H2 - Public Economics - - Taxation, Subsidies, and Revenue
    • J6 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Mobility, Unemployment, Vacancies, and Immigrant Workers
    • O2 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Development Planning and Policy
    • Q1 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Agriculture

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