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Cooperation of SMEs – Empirical Evidences After the Crisis

Abstract : Cooperation is a key success factor for small and medium enterprises (SME) in most of the countries. At the beginning of the 2000s, a large European study has analysed the extent and the effect of cooperation between SMEs. However, how successful have been cooperation of SMEs during the economic crisis of the last years? Has the cooperation rate decreased or increased? What are the drivers and obstacles of SME cooperation? Based on an empirical study in a SME-rich region in Germany, which was finished in January 2011, these and further questions will be answered in detail.
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Jens Schütze, Heiko Baum, Martina Ganss, Ralica Ivanova, Egon Müller. Cooperation of SMEs – Empirical Evidences After the Crisis. 12th Working Conference on Virtual Enterprises (PROVE), Oct 2011, São Paulo, Brazil. pp.527-534, ⟨10.1007/978-3-642-23330-2_57⟩. ⟨hal-01570558⟩



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