1st Edition

A Comparison of Small and Medium Sized Enterprises in Europe and in the USA

By Solomon Karmel, Justin Bryon Copyright 2002

    Developed from a study commissioned by the European Capital Markets Institute, this book examines the impact of private equity and capital markets on the development of small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) in the United States and the European Union. It also seeks to understand the nature of institutional policy towards SMEs and the extent to which it can aid development.
    This volume offers a strong introduction, glossary and international case-studies to aid the reader's understanding, and has a broad appeal within finance, economics and business.

    1. An Overview of SMEs in Europe and the USA 2. Private Equity/Venture Capital in Europe and the USA 3. Markets for SME Publicly Quoted Stocks in Europe and the USA 4. Institutional Policy towards SMEs in Europe and the USA 5. SME Development and Constraints - Comparisons within the EU 6. Private Equity and Venture Capital in the European Union 7. Capital Markets in the European Union


    Solomon Karmel, Justin Bryon