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New Social Actors in Promoting and Developing Small and Medium-sized Enterprises in Romania
New Social Actors in Promoting and Developing Small and Medium-sized Enterprises in Romania

Author(s): Oscar Hoffman, Yon Glodeanu
Subject(s): Social Sciences
Published by: Институт по философия и социология при БАН

Summary/Abstract: The contemporary world stage presents a complex network of tendencies and factors that are reciprocally consolidating and blocking one another. The actors of today’s stage are exploiting various resources within the framework of this network. In this network of actions, SMEs face new—and often dangerous—challenges, but they also dispose of a large field of possibilities. This article provides an analysis on the diversity of the social actors involved in the evolution of SMEs in Romania. In this context, the authors deal with the current state and perspectives of SMEs in connection with the following major processes: globalization or localisation, transition towards a knowledge–based society, downsizing, passage from Taylorist-management to the anthropocentric management, the passage to sustainable development, etc. The focus is on the question, “What direction should Romanian development proceed with regards to the role and place of SMEs (taking into consideration the fact that in the EU the large scale enterprises represents 0.3% of the total number of enterprises, yet ensure 33.0% of the total number of jobs)?”

  • Issue Year: 37/2005
  • Issue No: Special
  • Page Range: 116-132
  • Page Count: 17
  • Language: English