2002 OECD Economic Surveys: Federal Republic of Yugoslavia 2002

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OECD's 2002 Economic Survey of Yugoslavia looks at the recent economic deline, macroeconomic performance and policy, small business and entrepreneurship, the enterprise sector and privatisation, and trade and competitiveness.

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Small Business and Entrepreneurship

Results from a Business Survey

New small private businesses have played an instrumental part in economic transition throughout Central and Eastern Europe. Economic restructuring has principally involved a shift of labour, capital, and other resources from large enterprises, commonly loss-making and poorly-governed, to areas of higher efficiency and competitiveness. Small private businesses have been central to this process. These businesses operate under hard budget constraints; they are obliged to meet the demands of rapidly changing market conditions, or fail. A number of studies emphasise the vital importance of small business activity in relatively successful transition economies. Small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) remain...

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