Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/157937
Authors: 
Grigolia, Maya
Labadze, Lasha
Minarik, Pavol
Zemplinerova, Alena
Vokoun, Marek
Year of Publication: 
2015
Series/Report no.: 
CASE Network Reports 123
Abstract: 
The report summarizes the conditions of the small and medium size enterprises (SME) sector in Georgia, identiies main problems in their development and provides recommendations for further interventions based on the Czech experience, research of existing literature and own survey among SME stakeholders in Georgia. Georgia is a small open economy. Its structure has been changing during last decade dramatically what provides opportunities for start-up companies. The revealed comparative advantage is in mineral waters, nuts and wine, but the opportunity to export also encompass metals, electricity, chemicals, stone, glass and clothing. One of the fast growing industries is tourism. Exports have increased over the period, although Georgia remains to be a net importer. Geogia attracts relatively large amount of foreign direct investment (FDI), large share of FDI in lowed from the European Union (EU) countries. Georgia receives favourable evaluations of its business environment. It ranks high in indices of economic freedom and it is among the top countries with respect to ease of starting and doing business. [...]
Subjects: 
small businesses
competition
liberalization
innovation
venture capital
business financing
skills and education
JEL: 
D04
F23
L26
L30
M13
O25
O00
ISBN: 
978-83-7178-621-1
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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