The World in Europe: FDI by European SMEs

This stand-alone report analyses FDI patterns of European SMEs with the purpose of developing tailor-made policy recommendations that can improve the framework conditions for European SMEs that establish themselves within and outside Europe. Based on the analysis, we draw the following main conclusions:

The report is part of a two-year research programme, The World in Europe, global FDI flows towards Europe. The programme casts new light on three topics related to the integration of Europe in the world economy:

Key conclusions and recommendations related to each of these topics can be found in three stand-alone reports and a number of scientific reports that contain detailed methodological descriptions and results. The insights gained from the study are summarised in a synthesis report that cuts across the three topics.

Download synthesis report

Download scientific report – Collection of SME FDI data

The study is commissioned by ESPON