SMEs- From Theory into Practice: Selected Topics

The Study “SMEs – From Theory into Praxis: Selected Topics” is the second publication in a series titled “Law and Economics” that the Institute of Law at Birzeit University.

Small and Medium Sized Enterprises (SMEs) play a core role in the economic development strategies in different countries. In Palestine, they represent 99% of the economic enterprises and consequently have a heavy impact on the Palestinian economy.

The study focuses directly on some of the problems of SMEs which endure during their life cycle to pinpoint the loopholes in the regulatory and practice frameworks. It examines the internal problems in such enterprises as well as their relation with governmental and non governmental agencies through specialized essays covering specific topics.

It examines the definition, significance and hurdles facing SMEs, while tackling other topics that have not been studied before.

Overall objective:
The study aims to review the legal and regulatory framework of SMEs in Palestine.

Specific objectives:

  • Developing the legal framework of SMEs
  • Pinpointing the gaps and the legal problems of SMEs work.

1/1/2010- 31/12/2010

Status of the project:

Konrad Adenauer Stiftung (KAS)


  • Dr. Ameen Dawwas
  • Mr. Fayez Bkeirat
  • Mr. Mahmoud Alawneh
  • Mr. Mo’een Barghouti
  • Mr. Jamil Salem
  • Mrs. Haya Haj- Ahmad

Activities and outputs:

  • A publication entitled : “SMEs – From Theory into Praxis: Selected Topics”