Contributions to Economics

Small Businesses in the Aftermath of the Crisis

International Analyses and Policies

Editors: Calcagnini, Giorgio, Favaretto, Ilario (Eds.)

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This book seeks to analyze how small and medium businesses react to the economic and financial crisis. Its focus is on the activities and strategies of SMEs in the areas of innovation, R&D investment, labor markets and finance. The book takes an international perspective and includes both comparative and national analyses and policies, with authors representing acdemia and international institutions such as the ECB, OECD, Kauffman Foundation, Federal Reserve, and US Small Business Administration.

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Giorgio Calcagnini is Professor of Economics at the University of Urbino, Italy, where he teaches courses and conducts applied research on investment, macro- and micro-economic theory, and the financial system. He was a researcher at ISCO and at the Confindustria, both in Rome.

Ilario Favaretto is Professor of Regional Economics at the University of Urbino, Italy. His current research focuses on the role of small businesses adopting an international perspective and expecially focusing on European policies.  

Table of contents (12 chapters)

  • SME and Entrepreneurship Policies After the Crisis

    Arzeni, Sergio (et al.)

    Pages 1-16

  • OECD Countries’ Policy Approach to the SME Crisis in the Recent Recession

    Zecchini, Salvatore

    Pages 17-39

  • Industrial Policy for SMEs Renewal: The Opportunity of Service Platforms

    Basalisco, Bruno (et al.)

    Pages 41-70

  • Starting Smaller; Staying Smaller: America’s Slow Leak in Job Creation

    Reedy, E. J. (et al.)

    Pages 71-85

  • The Italian Small- and Medium-Sized Firms in the Aftermath of the Crisis

    Calcagnini, Giorgio (et al.)

    Pages 87-111

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Small Businesses in the Aftermath of the Crisis
Book Subtitle
International Analyses and Policies
Editors
  • Giorgio Calcagnini
  • Ilario Favaretto
Series Title
Contributions to Economics
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Physica-Verlag Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-7908-2852-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-7908-2852-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-7908-2851-1
Softcover ISBN
978-3-7908-2902-0
Series ISSN
1431-1933
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXII, 254
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