Paving the Way for Micro-, Small- and Medium-Sized Enterprises in the Southern Mediterranean

CEPS Policy Brief, Forthcoming

7 Pages Posted: 21 Jan 2014 Last revised: 23 Jan 2014

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Rym Ayadi

HEC Montreal

Willem De Groen

Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS)

Date Written: January 14, 2014

Abstract

The upheavals of the Arab Spring in the southern Mediterranean led to domestic and international demands on the governments in the region to implement reforms aimed at enhancing business and investment conditions especially for micro, small- and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs), which carry out an overwhelming majority of the region’s economic activity. A comprehensive survey among some 600 high-growth potential MSMEs in Algeria, Egypt, Morocco and Tunisia identified and ranked the key obstacles impeding their high-growth potential. This Policy Brief summarises the main results and policy recommendations that can be drawn from this survey, which has been analysed in depth by Ayadi & De Groen (2014).

Keywords: Southern Mediterranean, Algeria, Egypt, Morocco, Tunisia, MSMEs

Suggested Citation

Ayadi, Rym and De Groen, Willem, Paving the Way for Micro-, Small- and Medium-Sized Enterprises in the Southern Mediterranean (January 14, 2014). CEPS Policy Brief, Forthcoming. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2381921

Rym Ayadi (Contact Author)

HEC Montreal ( email )

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Montreal, Quebec H2X 2L3
Canada

Willem De Groen

Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS) ( email )

1 Place du Congres, 1000
Brussels, 1000
Belgium

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