publication . Article . 2016

Do GCI indicators predict SME creation? A Western Balkans cross-country comparative analysis

Fëllënza Lushaku; Alban Elshani; Lekë Pula;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Mar 2016 Journal: Academic Journal of Business, Administration, Law and Social Sciences, volume 2, issue 1, pages 48-54 (issn: 2410-3918, eissn: 2410-8693, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: IIPCCL
Abstract
In early stages SMEs were seen as insignificant supplement to large business supply, whereas today they have a very important social and economic role, because of their contribution to job creation. These contributions are very valuable in times of crises and rising unemployment. In Kosovo and the Western Balkan countries, including countries such as Albania, Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia and Bosnia and Herzegovina, the development of SMEs can contribute in facing many challenges, effects of inequality, high level of unemployment and demographic challenges. In addition, SME development can contribute to strengthening the competitiveness and productivity, while a...
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free text keywords: lcsh:Social Sciences, lcsh:H, lcsh:Business, lcsh:HF5001-6182
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