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Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises in International Economic Law

Thilo Rensmann


While international trade and investment is still dominated by larger multinational enterprises (MNEs), small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are increasingly reaching out beyond their traditional domestic habitat. A significant number of SMEs today are engaged in transboundary trade and investment and in the wake of the digital revolution the phenomenon of ‘born global’ SMEs can be increasingly observed. In addition, many SMEs enter the global economy indirectly via global value chains. International economic law, with its traditional focus on MNEs and their interests, is only slowly waki ... More

Keywords: small and medium-sized enterprises, world trade law, international investment law, trade in services, government procurement, trade facilitation, Free Trade Agreements, TTIP, TPP, Sustainable Development Goals

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Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780198795650
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: June 2017 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198795650.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Thilo Rensmann, editor
Professor of Public, International and European Law, and former Director of the Research Center of International Economic Law, University of Dresden

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Thilo Rensmann

Part I International Trade Law

1 Trade Policy for SMEs from a GATS Perspective

Rudolf Adlung and Marta Soprana*

5 SME Participation in Government Procurement Markets

Caroline Nicholas and Anna Caroline Müller*

Part II Regional and Transregional Trade Law

8 Support of Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises under European State Aid Law

Ilan Sherr, Katrien Miclotte, and Rebecca Fawcett-Feuillette

Part III International Investment Law

10 Microinvestment Disputes

Perry S Bechky*

Part IV Human Rights, Development, and Entrepreneurship

13 Promoting Entrepreneurship for Development

Fiorina Mugione and Fulvia Farinelli*