Tödtling–Schönhofer, H and Hamza, C and Resch, A and Polverari, Laura and Bachtler, John and Mendez, Carlos (2010) Impact and effectiveness of the structural funds and EU policies aimed at SMEs in the regions. [Report]Full text not available in this repository. (Request a copy from the Strathclyde author)
This study provides a description of the general nature of SMEs and their development factors as well as the support that Cohesion Policy and other EU policies provide to SMEs. It then assesses practical aspects and effects of Cohesion Policy on enterprises and SMEs on the basis of a review of published materials and eight case studies drawn from SMErelevant ERDF OPs from 2007-2013; where possible, it also includes lessons learnt from 2000-2006. The conclusions and policy recommendations put forward clearly highlight the complex relationship between EU policies and SMEs as final beneficiaries of support in the EU multilevel governance system.
|Keywords:||SMEs , structural funds, EU funding, regional development, Political institutions (Europe)|
|Subjects:||Political Science > Political institutions (Europe)|
|Department:||Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences (HaSS) > School of Government and Public Policy > European Policies Research Centre|
|Depositing user:||Pure Administrator|
|Date Deposited:||26 Mar 2012 12:24|
|Last modified:||02 Jul 2016 00:08|