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The project intends to show how SMEs in various European regions are reacting to the present push for economic internationalisation; and specifically, how they are restructuring themselves in technological and organisational areas and which management concepts they are using. In this process, specific problems confronting SMEs as well as successful strategies of action ("best practice") are to be identified. The project is also designed to answer the practical policy issue of where regional, national and European social policy initiatives should be introduced to improve and increase the pace of internationalisation in SMEs.

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Authors: SCHMIDT R, Institut für Soziologie, Friedrich-Schiller-Universität, Jena (DE);HOSS D, Institut des Sciences de l�Homme, Lyon (FR);PICHIERI A, Dipartimento di Zsienze Sociali, Università Torino, Torino (IT);TAXLER F, Forschungsgesellschaft für Industriesoziologie, Universität Wien, Vienna (AT);SORGE A, Faculty of Management and Organisation, University of Groningen, Groningen (NL)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 21323 EN (2005), 131pp. Free of charge
Availability: Katalogue Number: KI-NA-21-323-EN-S The paper version can be ordered online at:
ISBN: ISBN: 92-894-8454-3
Record Number: 200618567 / Last updated on: 2006-04-28
Original language: en
Available languages: en
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