Measuring the costs and coverage of SME and entrepreneurship policy: a pioneering study

Lundstrom, Anders, Vikstrom, Peter, Fink, Matthias, Meuleman, Miguel, Glodek, Pawel, Storey, David and Kroksgard, Andreas (2014) Measuring the costs and coverage of SME and entrepreneurship policy: a pioneering study. Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, 38 (4). pp. 941-957. ISSN 1042-2587

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Abstract

This paper documents a methodology used to assess, for the first time, the costs to the taxpayer of small and medium enterprise (SME) and entrepreneurship policy in Sweden. It then uses that data to compare the resulting expenditure patterns with the focus of policy as expressed by experts. It finds important areas where the two diverge, implying a possible mismatch between expenditure priorities and political rhetoric. This approach is then extended beyond Sweden to include Poland, Austria, and the Flanders region of Belgium to demonstrate the application of the approach to other countries and regions.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: School of Business, Management and Economics > Business and Management
Subjects: H Social Sciences
Depositing User: Tahir Beydola
Date Deposited: 07 Dec 2015 14:31
Last Modified: 07 Dec 2015 14:31
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/58710
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