Poland: SME and Entrepreneurship Issues and Policies

 


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ISBN: 9789264081864
Publication date:
August 2010
Pages: 220
Number of tables: 32
Number of graphs: 52

SMEs have greatly contributed to employment, investment and value added in the Polish economy. However, key barriers to further growth remain in the business environment for SMEs and entrepreneurs.

This book sets out the current SME and entrepreneurship climate, reviews SME and entrepreneurship issues and policies at national and local levels, and provides observations and recommendations for improving and supporting entrepreneurship and SMEs in Poland.

It is intended both to support policy and programme development in Poland in order to further strengthen the critical SME and entrepreneurship sector and to provide inspiration to policy makers in other countries faced with similar challenges.

 

 


Table of contents

Executive Summary

Main findings 
The way forward 

Chapter 1 SME and Entrepreneurship Performance in Poland Today 

Introduction 
Size and structure of the SME sector 
SME sector performance 
Entrepreneurship in Poland 
Regional and local variations 
Fundamental structural and enterprise-level challenges in Poland

Chapter 2 SME Framework Conditions and the Business Environment in Poland

From transition to convergence: strategic framework 
Overview and barriers to SMEs and entrepreneurship 
Human resources and entrepreneurial capabilities 
Access to financing 
Social security and tax systems 
Product market conditions 
Business law and horizontal regulatory issues 
Research, development and technology

Chapter 3 SME and Entrepreneurship Policies and Programmes in Poland

Introduction 
The SME and entrepreneurship policy agenda 
The SME and entrepreneurship policy structure 
The SME and entrepreneurship-related support structure 
Policies, programmes and measures in support of SMEs and entrepreneurship 
Concluding remarks

Chapter 4 The Local Dimension to SME and Entrepreneurship Policy in Poland

The local context for SME and entrepreneurship policy 
Meeting local policy needs 
Coherence between national and local policies 
Conclusions

Chapter 5 SME and Entrepreneurship Policy Assessment and Recommendation for Poland

Successful national development requires strong enterprises 
Bring back an explicit framework for policy action 
Reduce the main barriers to growth and development of SMEs and entrepreneurship 
Use the EU structural funds wisely to build capacity 
Streamline policy and support-delivery processes wherever possible 
Better co-ordinate policy support at all levels 
Reinforce the Polish Agency for Enterprise Development’s focus on supporting
enterprise development 
Make programme design and delivery of support more effective 
Further strengthen evaluation of SME and entrepreneurship policies and programmes 


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