Position of Microenterprises in EU Economy


The article shows the results of the analysis of positions of microenterprises in European Union (EU) economy. The results show that microenterprises make up the most numerous group of economic subjects in EU, however their importance in economy is diversified. In terms of job places their significance is comparable to the biggest enterprises, however in terms of income generation, value added, labour productivity and financial efficiency the position of microenterprises is conclusively the weakest.


Micro-enterprise; Employment; Labour costs; Value added; Investment

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Published : 2010-12-31

Gołaś, Z., & Parzonka, M. (2010). Position of Microenterprises in EU Economy. Journal of Agribusiness and Rural Development, 16(2), 49-59. Retrieved from http://www1.up.poznan.pl/jard/index.php/jard/article/view/773

Zbigniew Gołaś  golas@up.poznan.pl
Uniwersytet Przyrodniczy w Poznaniu  Poland
Mikołaj Parzonka 
Uniwersytet Przyrodniczy w Poznaniu  Poland

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