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OECD Studies on SMEs and Entrepreneurship: Poland 2010: Key Issues and Policies - Product Image

OECD Studies on SMEs and Entrepreneurship: Poland 2010: Key Issues and Policies

  • ID: 1283568
  • July 2010
  • Region: Poland
  • 220 Pages
  • OECD Publishing

The rapid growth of small, private companies over the past 20 years has been one of the greatest successes of the post-Communist transformation in Poland. The small and medium-sized enterprise (SME) sector today contributes 69% of employment, nearly 60% of turnover and 56% of value added in the Polish economy. As in most countries, SMEs allocate relatively little, less than 5% of revenues, to fixed investment and their productivity is less than in large enterprises. But productivity in the sector, especially in micro-enterprises, has nevertheless risen more rapidly than in large enterprises. Both entry and exit rates for enterprises, almost entirely small ones, are higher in Poland than on average in the EU. This indicates considerable dynamism in the sector which has contributed to the progressive diversification of the Polish economy since the end of central planning.

However, the sector remains weak. It is disproportionately represented by micro-enterprises (those with fewer than ten employees). A significant number of large firms exist in the Polish economy, but there are relatively few firms in the intermediate size classes, especially the 10-49 employee class. This suggests READ MORE >

Executive Summary
SME and Entrepreneurship Performance in Poland Today
SME Framework Conditions and the Business Environment in Poland
SME and Entrepreneurship Policies and Programmes in Poland
The Local Dimension to SME and Entrepreneurship Policy in Poland
SME and Entrepreneurship Policy Assessment and Recommendations for Poland
Annex A - Chronology of Major SME and Entrepreneurship Policy Events and Initiatives in Poland
Annex B - Main Strategic Documents and SME and Entrepreneurship-Related Policies Since 2003

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