THE APPROACH OF PROJECT MANAGEMENT OF SMEs IN TURKEY: ANALYSIS OF EU LDV PROJECTS

Hidayet Tiftik, Mustafa Zincirkiran

Abstract


SMEs have very important roles and functions in the economy. SMEs which are the driving forces of the economy in developing countries are in different quests in terms of getting finance for both their expanding overseas and for business operations. In this sense, there are different projects offering economical, social and cultural opportunities to SMEs. One of the outstanding ones in our country is the European Union projects.

This research consists of the review of the literature on the subject as well as the LDV (Leonardo Da Vinci) mobility projects which are the kinds of European Union projects and the works of SMEs in our country. The research carried out through the secondary data acquired from the National Agency, the short name of which is the Presidency of the European Union Education and Youth Programs includes the project application statistics of SMEs between 2004-2012 according to the provinces, project issues, and the number of people benefiting from these projects, and the relevant information related with the amount of funding provided by this means. As a result of this research, a number of proposals about project management have been submitted to SMEs operating in our country. 


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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5296/ijhrs.v3i4.4861

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