Deindustrialization of Kosovo and establishment of the private sector in Kosovo - Obstacles

Dr.Sc. Ymer Havolli, Dr.Sc. Skender Ahmeti

Abstract


This paper aims at analysing activities, and some of the causes of deindustrialization of Kosovo’s economy, and the stage of initial establishment of the private sector in Kosovo. The purpose of the paper is to present the current situation and development orientations, namely to review some of the obstacles from the perspective of entrepreneurs, with a view of eliminating such obstacles and fostering development. The paper shall provide a comparison of exports and imports, with a special focus on obstacles to Kosovo’s SMEs. This paper shall prove an overview on the situation of SME development and its sectors, and it is an effort to mirror the main obstacles preventing competitiveness and development of the sector. The analysis in this paper represent an effort to inform stakeholders with the sector, and help interested parties to take necessary action in improving the situation in the sector, and to assist sectors in benefitting from business opportunities, by creating a business development conducive environment, so that the changes occurring in the sector feed economic development, foster employment and help in attracting foreign investments

The main goal of the paper is to provide a basis for informing various actors involved in industrial development policy making in Kosovo.

On the other hand, it is also an effort to contribute in consolidating information and statistical records, with a view of providing an accurate overview on Kosovo’s industry.


Keywords


deindustrialization; industry; SME development; obstacles to business; SME growth; exports; imports;

References


Central Bank of Kosovo, (2011), “Annual Report 2011”, Prishtina;

Statistical Office of Kosovo, “Annual SOK Report, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2006”, Prishtina;

Assembly of Kosovo, Law on Privatization, No. 03/L-067, Prishtina;

Ministry of Trade and Industry, (2005), “Trading Exchange of Kosovo 2004” Prishtina;

Ministry of Trade and Industry, (2005), “MTI Survey with 600 private businesses” Prishtina;

Riinvest, “Survey with 600 private businesses 2005, 2006, 2011” Prishtina.

Riinvest, (2011), “Prospect for economic development in Kosova and regional context”, Prishtina.

Riinvest, (2009), “Kosovo Industry Strategy 2009 – 2013”, Prishtinë;

Riinvest, (2006), “SME Development Report in Kosovo”, Prishtina;

Riinvest, (2005), “Socio-Economic Profile of Kosovo, and development challenges”, Prishtina;

Riinvest, (2003), “Trading Policies and Promoting Exports in Kosovo”, Prishtina.

Riinvest, (2003), “Labour Market and Unemployment in Kosovo – Research Report”, Prishtina;

Riinvest, (2003), “SME Development Report in Kosovo – Research Report”, Prishtina;

Riinvest, (2002), “SME Development Report in Kosovo – Research Report”, Prishtina;

Riinvest, (1999), “Strategy of Economic Development and SME Generation in Kosovo”, Prishtina;

Riinvest, (1997), “Economic activities and development in Kosovo”, Prishtina.


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DOI: 10.21113/iir.v3i1.95

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