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Internationalisation of European SMEs

In order to identify ways of supporting European entrepreneurs with the internationalisation of their business strategies, the European Commission, DG XXIII, has published an invitation to tender for a study.

This study will have the following specific objectives:

- To analyse the motivation for, and the circumstances under which, European entrepreneurs seek to internationalise their business strategies;
- To identify and analyse the problems encountered by entrepreneurs trying to internationalise their activities and identify ways to overcome these problems;
- To specify the operational needs felt by entrepreneurs that could be met by appropriate public policy initiatives and support actions;
- To define an analytical framework for European level public policy options that would facilitate the internationalisation of European SMEs;
- To make recommendations regarding specific and appropriate practical measures that respond to these needs.


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