African Journal of
Business Management

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Bus. Manage.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1993-8233
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJBM
  • Start Year: 2007
  • Published Articles: 4094

Full Length Research Paper

SMEs and entrepreneurs investments' profitability effects within the transition period in the Republic of Serbia

Mladen Radišić*, Branislav Marić and Dušan Dobromirov
  1Department for Industrial Engineering and Management, Faculty of Technical Sciences, University of Novi Sad, Republic of Serbia.
Email: [email protected]

  •  Accepted: 11 February 2011
  •  Published: 04 April 2011



Small and medium business sector is becoming the main focus of economy development strategy in the Republic of Serbia. Since the transition period lasts for almost two decades, it is of high importance for the society to plan deeply investment capacities. While SMEs and entrepreneurship development process is happening, some industry branches become prioritization for the potential investors. The paper analyses de facto situation the country is facing in the last three years of the transition process, considering both industry branches and expected effects of built capacities. The authors collected a sample of 68 projects and found interesting results which have been presented in this paper.


Key words: Investments, profitability effects, industry branches, SMEs, entrepreneurs.