Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are important to the Danish economy and growth opportunities. SMEs account for 44 percent of employment around 40 percent of the number of investments abroad.
Investing abroad brings many possible benefits that can help SMEs to grow. The benefits include access to new markets, proximity to customers, access to skilled labour and access to new knowledge and new production processes. We find that SMEs investing abroad experience on average higher growth in Denmark than comparable SMEs and that most SMEs experience that the benefits of investing abroad live up to their expectations.