Braidford, P. and Stone, I. (2016) 'Providing business support to SMEs - how to encourage firms’ engagement.', Zarządzanie publiczne., 38 (4). pp. 45-61.
While most governments operate a support system for SMEs aiming to encourage improved business performance, there is a widespread problem of having such firms engage with schemes of this kind. This policy issue is tackled here through work to develop a better understanding of SMEs’ attitudes towards the accessing and use of support programmes with a view to their business objectives being achieved. A typology of SMEs based on past interactions with the support system is identified, and consideration given to the way in which this inf luences their attitude to public (and private) support; as well as the way in which the recession has affected use and attitudes.
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|Publisher Web site:||https://doi.org/10.15678/zp.2016.38.4.04|
|Date accepted:||03 November 2016|
|Date deposited:||12 July 2017|
|Date of first online publication:||2016|
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