Opportunities for the internationalisation of European SMEs
Final report - Study
The activities carried out in the frame of this study include: a literature study; an analysis of trade flows between the EU and the target countries; interviews with stakeholders in Brussels; a large scale survey among internationally active EU SMEs; an investigation of national policy measures supporting the internationalisation of EU SMEs; a meta analysis of existing evaluation studies of such measures; - a second survey among EU SMEs that have business activities in non-EU markets; a third survey among SMEs that have used specific internationalisation support measures; face-to-face... interviews in the seven key target countries with organisations supporting European SMEs, and with European enterprises in these countries; workshops in the seven key target countries with the people and organisations interviewed to discuss the findings and come up with policy suggestions; final overall analysis and synthesis, developing policy options and recommendations.
- Corporate author(s): Centre for Strategy & Evaluation Services (CSES) , Directorate-General for Enterprise and Industry (European Commission) Now known as... Now known as... Directorate-General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs (European Commission) , European Network for Social and Economic Research (ENSR) Themes: Enterprise
- Subject: aid policy, aid to undertakings, business policy, EU Member State, EU policy - national policy, international trade, market, small and medium-sized enterprises