Restructuring in SMEs in Europe

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Aggiornato
18 Agosto 2013
Pubblicato
17 Luglio 2013
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Authors: 
Mandl, Irene

Sommario

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

    Ristrutturazione delle PMI in Europa

    Authors: 
    Eurofound
    La ristrutturazione è parte integrante del tessuto economico in Europa, in quanto le aziende devono adattarsi alle mutevoli circostanze nel tentativo di rimanere sostenibili e competitive. Sino ad oggi le politiche si sono concentrate perlopiù sulle ristrutturazioni di grandi imprese. Alla luce dell’importanza relativa delle piccole e medie imprese (PMI), che rappresentano oltre il 99% delle aziende europee e circa il 66% dell’occupazione nel settore privato, i responsabili politici a tutti i livelli devono comprendere le sfide specifiche che si trovano ad affrontare le imprese più piccole per poter fornire un supporto appropriato a questa colonna portante dell’economia europea. Sulla base delle informazioni ottenute da 85 casi di studio in tutti gli Stati membri dell’Unione europea come pure da altre fonti, la relazione delinea i tratti peculiari delle PMI nella loro programmazione e gestione delle ristrutturazioni, indaga i motori principali del cambiamento e analizza i fattori che determinano una ristrutturazione riuscita. Essa offre uno sguardo comparativo ad ampio raggio sul modo in cui le ristrutturazioni si ripercuotono sui lavoratori e sull’azienda stessa, oltre a suggerire alcuni spunti per le politiche da adottare in futuro.



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