SME development in Europe: ENSR report 2023

June 2023 –edition Contribution to economic growth of SMEs will be significantly lower than large enterprises in 2023, but SMEs will deliver a major contribution to growth in 2024 In 2021, the ENSR (European Network for Social and Economic Research) has developed an innovative quantitative tool based on the EC economic forecast published twice a year to estimate the impact … Read More

In celebration of Koos van Elk

Koos van Elk 1952-2022 It is with great sadness that we inform you of the passing of Koos van Elk. Koos passed away on 7 June at the age of 70 years. Since October 2017 he suffered from ALS, a progressive nervous system disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord, causing loss of muscle control. Koos studied … Read More

​News from KMU-HSG, University of St.Gallen, Switzerland

​Germany’s most influential economists Friederike Welter from IfM-Bonn (Germany) and Thomas Zellweger from Center for Family Business at KMU-HSG (Switzerland) are listed on the «FAZ» researchers’ list of «Germany’s most influential economists». On the overall list, Friederike Welter is on rank 17! Link:

​News from CCIR, Romania

CCIR – in support of the furniture industry The Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Romania (CCIR) and the Association of Furniture Producers in Romania (APMR) organized at Romexpo, during BIFE-SIM international fair, the conference: “How does the state encourage Romanian competitiveness of a performing sector?”.The discussions in the event focused on the wood crisis and the modification of the … Read More