The Permanence of Small Firms in France

Francesca Carnevali

in Europe's Advantage

Published in print September 2005 | ISBN: 9780199257393
Published online September 2006 | e-ISBN: 9780191603846 | DOI:
The Permanence of Small Firms in France

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This chapter continues the positive reassessment of the role played by small firms in French economic growth by looking at their permanence after 1945. It focuses on the policies enacted by the French government to ensure their survival, and on the role played by the different types of banks. Particular attention is paid to Popular banks and their role in reducing the impact of credit restrictions on small firms.

Keywords: economic planning; Popular banks; credit restrictions

Chapter.  8105 words. 

Subjects: Economic History

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