SMEs and entrepreneurs play a crucial role in the Irish economy, with SMEs accounting for more than 70% of employment. Attitudes to entrepreneurship are positive and SME innovation rates are high. However, SME productivity has not been increasing in recent years, business entry and exit rates are low and few Irish SMEs are directly engaged in exports. This publication presents the findings of an OECD review of SME and entrepreneurship policy in Ireland. It assesses the challenges for SME and entrepreneurship development and offers recommendations for future policy.
OECD, unter Mitarbeit von Sebastian Ptok und Susanne Schlepphorst (2019): SME and Entrepreneurship Policy in Ireland, in: OECD (Hrsg.): OECD Studies on SMEs and Entrepreneurship, OECD Publishing, Paris, S. 183-190.