Job creation in SMEs: ERM annual report 2015

Annual report
Updated
27 January 2016
Published
27 January 2016
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Abstract

The European Restructuring Monitor (ERM) annual report for 2015 explores the issue of job creation in small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). SMEs are increasingly recognised as a job engine for Europe. However, given the heterogeneity of the vast SME population, not all contribute equally to employment growth. This study seeks to identify which SME types are more or less dynamic job creators and to determine their main drivers and barriers for job creation. It also examines recruitment in SMEs, the extent of public debate on job creation in SMEs, and public support instruments available to SMEs that encourage them to create jobs. The study finds that SMEs that tend to create jobs are often young, innovative, internationally active, located in urban areas and run by skilled managers with the capacity to plan and realise active growth and investment strategies. However, a combination of both external and internal company factors, rather than individual characteristics, determines the job creation potential of these companies. An executive summary is available - see Related content.

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    Number of Pages: 
    119
    Reference No: 
    EF1561
    ISBN: 
    978-92-897-1434-1
    Catalogue: 
    TJ-AL-15-001-EN-N
    DOI: 
    10.2806/342142
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    Job creation in SMEs: ERM annual report 2015

    The European Restructuring Monitor (ERM) annual report for 2015 explores the issue of job creation in small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). SMEs are increasingly recognised as a job engine for Europe. However, given the heterogeneity of the vast SME population, not all contribute equally to employment growth. This study seeks to identify which SME types are more or less dynamic job creators and to determine their main drivers and barriers for job creation.

  • Executive summary

    Reference No: 
    EF15611
    Catalogue info

    Criação de emprego nas PME: relatório anual do ERM relativo a 2015

    Authors: 
    Eurofound

    O relatório anual relativo a 2015 do Observatório Europeu da Reestruturação (ERM) aborda a questão da criação de emprego nas pequenas e médias empresas (PME). As PME são cada vez mais reconhecidas como um motor do emprego na Europa. No entanto, dada a heterogeneidade do vasto universo de PME, nem todas contribuem da mesma forma para o crescimento do emprego. Este estudo procura identificar os tipos de PME que são criadoras de emprego mais ou menos dinâmicas e identificar os principais fatores que impulsionam e entravam a criação de emprego por parte das mesmas. Analisa igualmente o recrutamento nas PME, a alcance do debate público sobre a criação de emprego nas PME e os instrumentos de apoio público disponíveis para incentivar as PME a criar emprego. O estudo conclui que as PME que tendem a criar emprego são jovens, inovadoras, possuem atividade internacional, estão localizadas em zonas urbanas e são geridas por gestores qualificados com capacidade para planear e concretizar estratégias ativas de crescimento e investimento. No entanto, o potencial de criação de emprego dessas empresas é determinado por uma combinação de fatores externos e internos à empresa, e não por características individuais.

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Part of the series

  • European Restructuring Monitor

    The European Restructuring Monitor has reported on the employment impact of large-scale business restructuring since 2002. This series includes its restructuring-related databases (events, support instruments and legislation) as well as case studies and publications.

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