Regional Analyses

Regions, business locations and countries have very different economic structures, development dynamics and specific framework conditions. The global division of labour and technological change can further intensify regional divergences. The Austrian Institute for SME Research investigates economic structures, trends and location conditions of regions, cities or even countries in Europe, derives development perspectives and options for action and offers support in the design of policy measures.

Asset 11

Selected Projects

Small and Medium-sized Enterprises in European Regions and Cities

This research project analyses territorial patterns and performance of SMEs in Europe and investigates factors and driving forces for SME development at regional level. To this end the research utilizes comprehensive statistical data as well as in-depth case studies of diverse territories in the EU. The study then looks at what can be learned in terms of effective territorial strategies fostering SMEs in different types of regions.

On behalf of:

ESPON EGTC

Completed:

2018/01

Contact

Thomas Oberholzner

publication

Portfolioanalyse der unternehmensbezogenen Wirtschafts- und Forschungsförderung des Landes Oberösterreich (Evaluation of Upper Austria’s Portfolio of Funding and Support to Companies)

This evaluation aims to analyse the portfolio of Upper Austria’s funding and support measures provided to companies. At the centre of this exercise is the analysis of the interplay of different measures with regard to their conceptual and design-based orientation towards additionality and broadness/specificity. Based on the results, the evaluation will develop recommendations for the client’s future funding and support policies after 2020.

On behalf of:

Amt der Oberösterreichischen Landesregierung

Completed:

2018/03

Contact

Iris Fischl

Kosovo SME Promotion Programme

This technical assistance project contributes to the development of the SME sector in Kosovo through a set of specific support actions:
a) strengthening and capacity building of the local SME Support Agency for a more effective SME policy;
b) promoting and professionalising SMEs through a voucher scheme for management consulting Services; and
c) developing a credit guarantee scheme for SMEs to facilitate access to finance.

On behalf of:

Austrian Development Agency (ADA)

Completed:

2016/03

Contact

Thomas Oberholzner

publication

Salzburg 2025 – Szenarien regionaler Wirtschaftsentwicklung und gesellschaftlicher Rahmenbedingungen (Salzburg 2025 – Scenarios of Regional Economic Development and Social Conditions)

This study investigated the development prospects of the Salzburg region up to 2025.

Based on comprehensive analyses, key factors influencing the regional economy and relevant trends were identified. This is used to frame different development scenarios for Salzburg. Eventually the main fields of action for government, social partners and other stakeholders are carved out.

On behalf of:

Salzburg University of Applied Sciences

Completed:

2014/08

Contact

Christina Enichlmair

German publication

your contacts

Christina Enichlmair

Senior Researcher
c.enichlmair@kmuforschung.ac.at
+43 1 5059761-35

Thomas Oberholzner

Deputy Director
t.oberholzner@kmuforschung.ac.at
+43 1 5059761-15
Mobile: +43 664 8228562
Asset 11

Begleitende Evaluierung IWB/EFRE AT 2014-20 (Accompanying Evaluation IWB/EFRE AT 2014-20)

This accompanying evaluation of the implementation of the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) 2014-20 in Austria applies a broad evaluation design.

Expected Completion
2022
Asset 11

Portfolioanalyse der unternehmensbezogenen Wirtschafts- und Forschungsförderung des Landes Oberösterreich (Evaluation of Upper Austria’s Portfolio of Funding and Support to Companies)

This evaluation aims to analyse the portfolio of Upper Austria’s funding and support measures provided to companies.

Completed
2018/03
Asset 11

Small and Medium-sized Enterprises in European Regions and Cities

This research project analyses territorial patterns and performance of SMEs in Europe and investigates factors and driving forces for SME development at regional level.

Completed
2018/01
Asset 11

IKT Standort Wien II (ICT location Vienna)

This study aims to develop an up-to-date inventory of the ICT sector in Vienna and to identify opportunities to advance the region to an “innovation leader”.

Completed
2017/12
Asset 11

Regionales Fachkräfte-Screening Oberösterreich (Screening of regional skills demand and supply in Upper Austria)

This project analyses and assesses the labour market situation and development (labour demand and supply) at the level of occupations and qualifications in the regions of Upper Austria.

Completed
2017/01
Asset 11

Kosovo SME Promotion Programme

This technical assistance project contributes to the development of the SME sector in Kosovo through a set of specific support actions.

Completed
2016/03
Asset 11

Salzburg 2025 – Szenarien regionaler Wirtschaftsentwicklung und gesellschaftlicher Rahmenbedingungen (Salzburg 2025 – Scenarios of Regional Economic Development and Social Conditions)

This study investigated the development prospects of the Salzburg region up to 2025.

Completed
2014/08
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