This paper aims at contributing to the topic which focuses on the achievement of economies of scale by Small and Medium-sized Entities. Firstly, we identified the several cost economies, which, according to most of the well-established literatures, determine the economies of scale. Thereafter, the study overcomes the one-way interpretation of the phenomenon at stake, in favour of a distinction in the economies of scale at level I, that can be easily attained by a firm, through the mere growth in size, and economies of scale at level II, to determine if the growth in size is a necessary, but not a sufficient condition. Finally, the information gathered from the study analyses through specially designed questionnaires from a sample of SME (Small and Medium-sized Entities), located in European countries, in order to ascertain the kind of economies of scale gained (if so) by such companies during their productive processes. The survey showed that a high percentage of the SME in the sample, declared to have gained an economies of cost associated with economies of scale at level I; conversely, few companies have realized economies of cost that originated from economies of scale at level II.

Massimiliano, C. (2015). Are EU’s Small and Medium-sized Entities familiar with economies of scale? Response from the field. WORLD JOURNAL OF SOCIAL SCIENCES, 5(3).

Are EU’s Small and Medium-sized Entities familiar with economies of scale? Response from the field

CELLI, MASSIMILIANO
2015

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This paper aims at contributing to the topic which focuses on the achievement of economies of scale by Small and Medium-sized Entities. Firstly, we identified the several cost economies, which, according to most of the well-established literatures, determine the economies of scale. Thereafter, the study overcomes the one-way interpretation of the phenomenon at stake, in favour of a distinction in the economies of scale at level I, that can be easily attained by a firm, through the mere growth in size, and economies of scale at level II, to determine if the growth in size is a necessary, but not a sufficient condition. Finally, the information gathered from the study analyses through specially designed questionnaires from a sample of SME (Small and Medium-sized Entities), located in European countries, in order to ascertain the kind of economies of scale gained (if so) by such companies during their productive processes. The survey showed that a high percentage of the SME in the sample, declared to have gained an economies of cost associated with economies of scale at level I; conversely, few companies have realized economies of cost that originated from economies of scale at level II.
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