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By Agostino Villa, Dario Antonelli

A major improvement in Small and Medium-sized firm (SME) can not be postponed within the eu business international. even though this desire has been famous for numerous years, fresh thoughts from the ecu fee have recalled the urgency of selling new and extra strong SME enterprises, because of serious components: the increase of huge worldwide markets and the emergence of a brand new commercial method originating from the notably varied company tradition of the some distance East. Globalization forces corporations to take care of a recognizable impression on markets in either the outdated and New Worlds, yet this calls for efforts sustainable in basic terms by way of both huge organisations or agglomerations of SMEs. nonetheless, the economic structures of the a long way East get pleasure from a aggressive virtue in accordance with very low wages, which might be simply be counteracted by way of more moderen and more moderen applied sciences, requiring investments too heavy for SMEs. those matters brought on crises in lots of business sectors throughout Europe and USA.

A highway Map to the advance of eu SME Networks analyzes the motives of the crises and their impression on a couple of assorted ecu international locations. The research exhibits that the widely followed resolution has been the mixing of numerous SMEs in networked organisations that warrantly either potency in inner buying and selling and contractual power in dealings with the "outside world". but the vast majority of those networks be afflicted by a scarcity of potent coordination: a style for describing different degrees of governance in a community, and for evaluating them with recognized top practices, will be necessary to absolutely take advantage of the capability functionality of the community. The publication addresses this factor by way of describing a conceptual version of the community association, and through the use of it for functionality assessment goals and for picking powerful and vulnerable issues within the network.

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3 offers an overview of the average firm dimensions. The majority of firms in the examined European clusters are SMEs (76%). The structure of the assessed clusters is mostly homogeneous concerning the firm size. An overview of the most evident characteristics of SME networks and clusters in some European countries (where one or more institutions have been involved in the CODESNET project) is summarized in the following. A detailed description of the typical networks and clusters indeed requires a wider and wider presentation.

The history of the area started in 1876, when “The Companie Francaise des Mines de Laurion” developed the mines of Lavrion. 3 Science Parks in Greece 43 a great economic, industrial and cultural development. In 1989, the differentiation of employment in Europe had a harsh effect on Lavrion leading to the closing down of all industries one after the other. The intervention of the Greek state to save the mines was not capable of avoiding the catastrophe. After more than a century the mines were shut down forever leaving a whole city without employment.

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