Annual Report on European SMEs 2016/2017: Focus on self-employment - Working Paper

Patrice Muller, Paula Ramada, Jenna Julius, Daniel Herr, Dimitri Gagliardi, Chiara Marzocchi, Olivia-Kelly Lonkeu, Jill Wenger

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The present Working Paper is a companion document to the 2016/17 SME Annual Report and provides :
1. An overview of the academic literature on the drivers and impacts of self-employment (Chapter 2) ;
2. The findings from a number of case studies on the challenges and benefits of self-employment as viewed by self-employed themselves (Chapter 3) ;
3. The results of an econometic analysis aiming to identify factors which explain differences in self-employment rates among EU-28 Member States (Chapter 4) ;
4. The results of an econometric analysis which focuses on the impact of self-employment on economic activity (Chapter 5).
Original languageEnglish
PublisherEuropean Commission, Directorate-General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2017

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  • Manchester Institute of Innovation Research


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