Considerations about the Influence Factors on the Competitiveness of SME's from Western Region of Romania

6 Pages Posted: 7 Jul 2008

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Nicolae Aurelian Bibu

West University of Timisoara

Diana Sala

West University of Timisoara

Marius Pantea

West University of Timisoara

Gabriel Bizoi

West University of Timisoara

Date Written: July 7, 2008

Abstract

There are many ways in which the firm competitiveness can be understood in the related literature. The purpose of this research is to undertake a better understanding of expectations and concerns of small and medium sized enterprises from Romanian Western region, in term of competitiveness. This study presents preliminary results of a finished grant focused on SME's competitiveness. There are some positive and negative factors in our research which are influencing firms' competitiveness. This study has confirmed our hypothesis. The external environment influence on the competitiveness of SME's is strong and contributes decisively to their performance.

Keywords: SME's, competitiveness, growth, external factors, Romania

JEL Classification: L20, M13, O18

Suggested Citation

BIBU, Nicolae Aurelian and SALA, Diana and Pantea, Marius and BIZOI, Gabriel, Considerations about the Influence Factors on the Competitiveness of SME's from Western Region of Romania (July 7, 2008). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1156397 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1156397

Nicolae Aurelian BIBU (Contact Author)

West University of Timisoara ( email )

Bd. Vasile Parvan nr.4
Timisoara 300223, Timis 330023
Romania

Diana SALA

West University of Timisoara ( email )

Bd. Vasile Parvan nr.4
Timisoara 300223, Timis 330023
Romania

Marius Pantea

West University of Timisoara ( email )

Bd. Vasile Parvan nr.4
Timisoara 300223, Timis 330023
Romania

Gabriel BIZOI

West University of Timisoara ( email )

Bd. Vasile Parvan nr.4
Timisoara 300223, Timis 330023
Romania

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