StatusThe thesis was presented on the 15 April, 2015
Approved by NCAA on the 28 May, 2015
Abstract– 0.71 Mb / in romanian
– 0.66 Mb / in russian
Keywords: entrepreneurship activity, entrepreneur, small business, small and medium-sized enterprises, public policy of small and medium-sized enterprises’ development, the assessment of the business environment, clusters, dialogue between enterprises and public authorities.
Area of research: management of small and medium-sized enterprises’ sector.
Aim of the research: developing of a theoretical framework, substantiating of a conceptual approach, elaboration of methodical guidelines and practical measures needed for the improvement of the management of development of small and medium-sized enterprises’ sector in the Republic of Moldova, which partly can be used in other countries with emerging market economies.
Objectives: to analyze the essential characteristics of small business, to develop a typology of small businesses and entrepreneurs; to evaluate their contribution to European economies, to reveal peculiarities of petty traders in emerging market economies; to analyze the SMEs’ development in the Republic of Moldova and the evolution of the SME sector development policy for the period of market reforms; to justify a conceptual approach to improve the state management in SME sector’s development in the Republic of Moldova in conditions of limited resources and to develop specific measures for the implementation of the proposed approach.
Scientific novelty and the originality of the work:it was developed an idea about the presence in the emerging market economies of the ‘forced’ entrepreneurs; it was developed a model ‘portrait’ of a petty business owner in terms of the Republic of Moldova; it was revealed the specificity of the SMEs’ contribution in different groups of countries; there were systematized the modern European priorities of SMEs’ development management; there were identified and grouped the main types of barriers for SMEs; it was elaborated the conceptual approach to improve the state policy of SME sector’s support, which includes the grounding of the differentiated support of specific groups of enterprises, the argumentation and development of key provisions and mechanisms of clusters’ development policy, the strengthening the dialogue between the business and government authority; it was substantiated and elaborated the methodic approach for the business environment’s evaluation.
Fundamentally new scientific and practical results: it has been justified and developed the conceptual approach to improve management of the SMEs’ sector in countries with emerging market economies; there were substantiated priorities and mechanisms for its implementation, which determines the solution of applied problems of special significance – to improve the management of the development of the SME sector within limited resources in short- and medium-term period according to the Strategy for Development of Small and Medium-sized Enterprises Sector for 2012-2020.
Theoretical significance of the research: based on the analysis of SMEs’ specificity and peculiarities of the public policy of SME support in countries with emerging market economies, the conceptual approach has been argued, priorities and mechanisms of improvement of the management of the SME sector in conditions of limited resources have been proposed, which create the basis for increasing of its contribution to economic and social development of the country.
Implementation of the results: the results, conclusions and recommendations have been used: in the justification and elaboration of the fundamentals of the Concept of Cluster Development of the Industrial Sector of the Republic of Moldova; the parts of the Strategy for SME Sector Development for 2012-2020; chapters on entrepreneurship in Strategies for socio-economic development of certain districts; in the practical work of business associations and non-governmental organizations, related with the learning and other forms of entrepreneurs’ support; within the justification of SME policy in the member countries of the Black Sea Economic Cooperation. Implementation of the obtained results is confirmed by Certificates on implementation, issued by the Ministry of Economy of the Republic of Moldova, the District Council Hincesti, business associations and non-governmental organizations – the Small Business Association of Moldova, the International Center for Advancement of Women in Business (ICAWB) and Winrock Moldova, international organization ERENET (Entrepreneurship Research and Education Network of Central European Universities).
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