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2015, vol. 62, iss. 2, pp. 437-452
Efficiency of EU financial support policy for development of rural entrepreneurship in Poland
Institute of Agriculture and Food Economics - National Research Institute, Warsaw, Poland
Multi-annual Programme: 'Competitiveness of the Polish food economy in the conditions of globalization and European integration', realised by the Institute of Agriculture and Food Economics - National Research I

Keywords: EU policy; public support; efficiency of allocation; SME development; rural areas
The main research objective was to assess the efficiency and effectiveness, in some theoretical approaches considered as a type of efficiency, of EU financial support affecting the entrepreneurship development in rural areas of Poland. Descriptive and comparative analysis of basic statistics and Gini coefficient as well as the econometric model of absolute beta convergence were applied as e research methods. The analysis utilised the data from Central Statistical Office, Local Data Bank, for 2004-2013 for 1,529 rural counties. General conclusion of the paper is that EU financial support had a positive and statistically significant impact on local absolute beta convergence. Moreover, the analyses confirmed that the higher level of support from the EU budget accelerates an increase in the number of private enterprises, micro-enterprises and the number of the employees. It also slows down the processes of growth in the number of the unemployed. However this is the short-time effect.
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article language: English
document type: Original Scientific Paper
DOI: 10.5937/ekoPolj1502437W
published in SCIndeks: 29/10/2015