Title: Monitoring SMEs’ performance in Europe: Methodological assessment of the SME Scoreboard 2017
Publisher: Publications Office of the European Union
Publication Year: 2017
JRC N°: JRC107220
ISBN: 978-92-79-70163-4
ISSN: 1831-9424
Other Identifiers: EUR 28668 EN
OP KJ-NA-28668-EN-N
URI: http://publications.jrc.ec.europa.eu/repository/handle/JRC107220
DOI: 10.2760/18615
Type: EUR - Scientific and Technical Research Reports
Abstract: The European Commission’s Directorate-General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs (DG GROW), with the scientific support by the European Commission Joint Research Centre (JRC), assesses the Performance of Small and Medium Enterprises in Europe, depending on the performance in the ten principles of: (1) Entrepreneurship, (2) ‘Second chance’, (3) ‘Think small first’, (4) ‘Responsive administration’, (5) State aid & public procurement, (6) Access to finance, (7) Single market, (8) Skills and innovation, (9) Environment, and (10) Internationalisation. This JRC technical report describes the underlying rationale behind the quantitative measurement of these principles and discusses the methodological approach which has been followed to calculate how countries perform in the outlined principles, from the choice of the indicators, to the data quality controls (including missing data and outliers), normalization and weightings, to the statistical coherence and robustness checks of the 2017 edition.
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