Entrepreneurship, SMEs and local development in Andalusia, Spain


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ISBN: 2079-4797
Publication Date: November 2010
Pages: 139

A review by the Local Economic and Employment Development (LEED) Programme

Andalusia has experienced remarkable growth over the last decades, only halted by the recent economic crisis. The challenge today is to renew with the "prodigious decade" (mid 1990s-mid 2000s) of Andalusia’s development, which will require endogenous development through entrepreneurship and SME growth.

This report has analysed the capacity of Andalusia to support entrepreneurship and SME development and how such capacity is affected by local policies.

It has aimed to: identify the challenges faced by new and small firms in growing; analyse the set of local policies for entrepreneurship and SMEs; detect policy gaps; and provide recommendations to fill such gaps and improve current policies. Best practices from other OECD countries corroborate the recommendations and complement the report.

This report is part of the series of the OECD Reviews of Entrepreneurship, SMEs and Local Development, which assess in selected regions and localities the strengths and weaknesses of the local business environment and policies for entrepreneurship and SMEs, and make recommendations for improvement.


Table of contents

Executive Summary


Chapter I:   Economic and Institutional Overview of Andalusia

Chapter II:  Human Capital and the Labour Market

Chapter III: The Contribution of Research Organisations

Chapter IV: Entrepreneurship and Start-ups

Chapter V:  SME Development in Andalusia



How to obtain this publication

Readers can download the full version of this report by clicking on the link below:

Entrepreneurship, SMEs and local development in Andalusia, Spain.


For further information, please contact Mr Marco Marchese.