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Economic Crisis and Smes’ Behavior: An Analysis on the Furniture Sector in Italy

Marco Cioppi (), Fabio Musso () and Elisabetta Savelli ()
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Elisabetta Savelli: Carlo Bo University of Urbino, Italy

The International Journal of Economic Behavior - IJEB, 2014, vol. 4, issue 1, 115-126

Abstract: This paper examines the results of a case study analysis carried out on five small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) operating in the furnishing sector of an Italian province. The aim of the study was to analyze which kind of strategies SMEs are adopting in order to face the economic crisis started in 2008. The cases analyzed highlighted the ability of firms in reacting by the development a proactive strategy, which brought them to positive economic results over time. Discussion of results and ijebfarial implications are suggested in order to properly address other enterprises acting in similar market condition.

Keywords: strategy; economic crisis; SMEs; firm's performance (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: L10 L21 M10 M1 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2014
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