Authors: Qerim R. Qerimi, Bruno S. Sergi
Addresses: University of Pristina, Kosovo, Office of the Prime Minister of Kosovo (EU-funded Project), Kosovo. ' University of Messina, Italy; The University of Greenwich Business School, UK
Abstract: This paper deals with economic development in the Western Balkans, the effect of the European Union (EU) and its likely entrepreneurial sustainability. An |EU Factor| has been introduced, as it indicates that further EU enlargement could have a positive significant impact on business and economic expectations of international investors. The acquis communautaire is analysed together with a regional dimension of stability. Some common fundamental issues, such as regional cooperation as a means for promoting reconciliation and growth and development of Small- and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) as a means for economic growth and sustainable development, are addressed.
Keywords: regional development; The Balkans; EU factor; EU enlargement; European Union; economic development; entrepreneurial sustainability; entrepreneurship; sustainable development; regional cooperation; small and medium-sized enterprises; SMEs.
World Review of Entrepreneurship, Management and Sustainable Development, 2008 Vol.4 No.2/3, pp.182 - 202
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