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Too Little or Too Much Credit: Small Business Indebtedness in the EU

MFC Policy Paper No. 4: Too Little or Too Much Credit: Small Business Indebtedness in the EU, 2015 The paper reviews the potential reasons for small business indebtedness and proposes action steps to develop better understanding of the size and scale of this phenomenon in the EU. Access to finance for small businesses draws a [...]

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Of Mice and Unemployed: Rethinking Micro-Enterprise and Small Business

MFC Policy Paper No. 3: Of Mice and Unemployed: Rethinking Micro-Enterprise and Small Business, 2015 The paper discusses the complex relationships between firms size and job creation in the EU which shows that there is a need to better understand the dynamics of the job creation and destruction process. Promoting jobs through self-employment and small [...]

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Research paper: Financing Gap and SME Employment Growth: Beyond Access to Finance

MFC Research paper: Financing Gap and SME Employment Growth: Beyond Access to Finance The key aim of our research was to investigate the relation between the perceived changes in financing gap and employment growth by SMEs in the EU. The paper builds on and extends the analysis of SAFE survey data, in order to focus [...]

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“Of Mice and Unemployed: Rethinking Micro-Enterprise and Small Business Policies In the EU”

MICROFINANCE CENTRE (MFC) - The paper discusses the complex relationships between firm size and job creation within the EU, demonstrating a need to better understand the dynamics of job creation and destruction. Promoting jobs through self-employment and small businesses (which create the majority of jobs in an economy) is a strategy that attracts a lot [...]

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