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SMEs and entrepreneurship in the EU - Issue number 24/2006

SMEs and entrepreneurship in the EU - Issue number 24/2006

This publication summarises the role of smaller and medium-sized enterprises in the European economy. The importance of SMEs in terms of number of enterprises, value-added and employment in different activities are shown. Included are also analyses of differences in apparent labour productivity and recent gains/losses in employment. The contribution of SMEs to various aspects of entrepreneurship is highlighted, including comparisons with the situation in the US.

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Release date: 05/10/2006
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Product Code: KS-NP-06-024
Theme: Industry, trade and services
Collection: Statistics in Focus