Measuring the Costs and Coverage of SME and Entrepreneurship Policy: A Pioneering Study

17 Pages Posted: 5 Jul 2014

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Anders Lundström

Independent

Peter Vikström

Independent

Matthias Fink

Vienna University of Economics and Business; Anglia Ruskin University

Miguel Meuleman

Vlerick Business School; University of Nottingham

Paweł Głodek

University of Lodz

David Storey

University of Sussex - School of Business, Management and Economics

Andreas Kroksgård

Independent

Date Written: July 2014

Abstract

This paper documents a methodology used to assess, for the first time, the costs to the taxpayer of small and medium enterprise (SME) and entrepreneurship policy in Sweden. It then uses that data to compare the resulting expenditure patterns with the focus of policy as expressed by experts. It finds important areas where the two diverge, implying a possible mismatch between expenditure priorities and political rhetoric. This approach is then extended beyond Sweden to include Poland, Austria, and the Flanders region of Belgium to demonstrate the application of the approach to other countries and regions.

Suggested Citation

Lundström, Anders and Vikström, Peter and Fink, Matthias and Meuleman, Miguel and Głodek, Paweł and Storey, David and Kroksgård, Andreas, Measuring the Costs and Coverage of SME and Entrepreneurship Policy: A Pioneering Study (July 2014). Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, Vol. 38, Issue 4, pp. 941-957, 2014, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2462630 or http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/etap.12037

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Peter Vikström

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Matthias Fink

Vienna University of Economics and Business

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Miguel Meuleman

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Paweł Głodek

University of Lodz

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Poland

David Storey

University of Sussex - School of Business, Management and Economics ( email )

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Andreas Kroksgård

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