CONVEGNO INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON SMALL BUSINESSES, BANKS, FINANCE, INNOVATION AND GROWTH - 12-13 October 2017 — Department of Economics, Society, and Politics
pubblicato il 05/10/2017
International Conference on Small Businesses, Banks, Finance, Innovation and Growth to be held in Urbino on 12-13 October 2017.
This conference is a sequel to previous Urbino conferences that highlighted the importance of issues related to small businesses such as innovation, access to financing, and policies in the aftermath of the crisis.
The Great Recession dramatically changed the business environment in which firms operate, and countries’ ability to deal with the crisis depends to a large extent on the degrees of freedom available to them to effectively manage their fiscal and monetary policies. Structural policies can also play a positive role. Among the latter, policies that facilitate firm entry and the increase in firm size are important in order to exploit growth opportunities and better overcome economic recessions. The economic potential of countries is connected to sound and well-organized firms that rely on more innovation, a better-educated labor force, higher likelihood of access to financial resources and efficient investments. In turn, national governments and international institutions should adopt policies and incentives that encourage firm aggregation, more competitive financial markets, more R&D investments, less regulated labor markets and a reform of national education systems.
Invited speakers are Larry Chavis (University of North Carolina ? Chapel Hill), Annalisa Ferrando(European Investment Bank), Giorgia Maffini (OECD), Sushanta Mallick (Queen Mary University of London), Salvatore Zecchini (OECD, UN Economic Commission for Europe).
The event will be sponsored by the Banca Popolare di Ancona – UBI Banca.