Restructuring in SMEs in Europe

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Actualizado
18 Agosto 2013
Publicado
17 Julio 2013
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Authors: 
Mandl, Irene

Resumen

Restructuring is part and parcel of the economic fabric in Europe, as companies must adapt to altered conditions in a bid to remain sustainable and competitive. Most of the policy focus so far, however, has been on restructuring in terms of the large firm. In light of the relative importance of the small and medium-sized company (SME) – constituting over 99% of European businesses and about 66% of private sector employment – policymakers at all levels need to understand the specific challenges facing the smaller firm in order to provide appropriate support for this backbone of the European economy. Based on information derived from 85 case studies across all EU Member States and other sources, the report outlines the features peculiar to SMEs in their anticipation and management of restructuring, explores the main drivers of change and analyses the factors influencing successful restructuring. It offers a wide-ranging, comparative view of how restructuring impacts on workers and the company itself and puts forward several policy pointers for future action. An executive summary is available - see Related content.

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  • Full report

    Number of Pages: 
    108
    Reference No: 
    ef1247
    ISBN: 
    978-92-897-1118-0
    Catalogue: 
    TJ-02-13-215-EN-C
    DOI: 
    10.2806/37395
    Catalogue info

    Restructuring in SMEs in Europe

    Authors: 
    Mandl, Irene

    Restructuring is part and parcel of the economic fabric in Europe, as companies must adapt to altered conditions in a bid to remain sustainable and competitive. Most of the policy focus so far, however, has been on restructuring in terms of the large firm. In light of the relative importance of the small and medium-sized company (SME) – constituting over 99% of European businesses and about 66% of private sector employment – policymakers at all levels need to understand the specific challenges facing the smaller firm in order to provide appropriate support for this backbone of the European economy. Based on information derived from 85 case studies across all EU Member States and other sources, the report outlines the features peculiar to SMEs in their anticipation and management of restructuring, explores the main drivers of change and analyses the factors influencing successful restructuring. It offers a wide-ranging, comparative view of how restructuring impacts on workers and the company itself and puts forward several policy pointers for future action.

  • Executive summary

    Number of pages: 
    2
    Reference No: 
    ef12471
    Catalogue info

    La reestructuración de las PYME en Europa

    Authors: 
    Eurofound
    La reestructuración es parte integrante del tejido económico en Europa, dado que las empresas deben adaptarse a unas condiciones cambiantes si quieren mantener su sostenibilidad y competitividad. Las políticas formuladas hasta la fecha se han centrado principalmente en la reestructuración de las grandes empresas. A la luz de la importancia relativa de las pequeñas y medianas empresas (PYME) –que constituyen más del 99 % de las empresas europeas y cerca del 66 % del empleo en el sector privado–, es preciso que los responsables de la formulación de políticas de todos los niveles conozcan los retos específicos a los que se enfrenta la pequeña empresa para poder ofrecer el apoyo apropiado a esta auténtica columna vertebral de la economía europea. Basándose en la información extraída de 85 estudios de casos de todos los Estados miembros de la UE y de otras fuentes, el informe presenta las características peculiares de las PYME en su previsión y gestión de la reestructuración, explora los principales motores del cambio y analiza los factores que influyen para que la reestructuración resulte un éxito. En él se ofrece una visión comparativa y de amplio alcance sobre cómo afecta la reestructuración a los trabajadores y a las propias empresas, y se establecen diversos indicadores políticos para emprender futuras acciones.



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