Research update: Restructuring in SMEs
Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) account for more than 99% of European enterprises and about two thirds of private sector employment. In spite of their considerable importance for the European economy and the fact that also SMEs are subject to change, restructuring in SMEs receives much less public and policy attention than large-scale restructurings.
With the aim to learn more about restructuring in SMEs and make it more visible, Eurofound conducted a research project in 2011-2012 to identify the restructuring types relevant for SMEs, the main drivers, success factors and constraints for restructuring as well as policy pointers to (further) improve the framework conditions of restructuring in SMEs. The project covered all Member States of the European Union and resulted in a report depicting the situation and potentials of restructuring in SMEs in Europe, a comparative analytical report on the policy framework and public support, 27 national reports and a database providing user-friendly access to 85 individual case studies on SME restructuring.
Updated 14 May 2013