EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change

Restructuring in SMEs

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. Small and medium-sized companies (SMEs) constitute over 99% of European businesses and about 66% of private sector employment, so policymakers at all levels need to understand the specific challenges facing them to provide appropriate support for this backbone of the European economy. Eurofound’s report Restructuring in SMEs in Europe outlines the features peculiar to SMEs in their anticipation and management of restructuring. It also 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. The report draws on 85 company case studies which are available in this database. An overview of the restructuring in SMEs project is available.

85 items found
Company Country Type of Restructuring Sector Keywords
Royal Tsatsoulis Bros, Greece Greece Business expansion Manufacturing Globalisation
Omega Dairy Products, Cyprus Cyprus Outsourcing Manufacturing Recession/Crisis
Gruppo Maio, Italy Italy Business expansion Utilities
Solar panel company, France France Business expansion Construction Recession/Crisis
Paltentaler Minerals, Austria Austria Business expansion Manufacturing
Astel, Estonia Estonia Business expansion Manufacturing Flexicurity, Recession/Crisis
Primavet-Sofia, Bulgaria Bulgaria Business expansion Manufacturing Globalisation, Recession/Crisis
OMB Composites EU, Czech Republic Czechia Business expansion Manufacturing
MERET, Slovakia Slovakia Internal restructuring Manufacturing Recession/Crisis
H&D, Czech Republic Czechia Internal restructuring Retail Recession/Crisis
Finchemics, Finland Finland Internal restructuring Manufacturing Globalisation, Recession/Crisis
Michael Debono, Malta Malta Internal restructuring Retail
Intercomplex, Bulgaria Bulgaria Internal restructuring Manufacturing Recession/Crisis
First Credit, Ireland Ireland Internal restructuring Financial services Recession/Crisis
Ödeshögs Mekaniska, Sweden Sweden Internal restructuring Manufacturing Recession/Crisis
Lito Balkan,Bulgaria Bulgaria Business expansion Manufacturing Recession/Crisis
GC, Romania Romania Internal restructuring Retail
Camilleri Group of Companies, Malta Malta Business expansion Retail Recession/Crisis
Bairaktaris Marble, Greece Greece Internal restructuring Mining / quarrying Recession/Crisis
ADV, Romania Romania Internal restructuring Professional services