special Supplement – Vol 8 – Issue 9

Volume 6 Rabii 1/ Rabii 2 1440
Issue 4 December 2018
ISSN 24102237

Investing in Small and Medium-Size Projects (SME): Legal and Regulatory Aspects

By: Prof. Badria A. Al-Awadi

In recent decades, small and medium projects have constituted one of the most important investment trends in the world, just like major investment projects related to companies and countries, in the context of the volume of funds destined for the said projects, the number and quality of the sides related to them, and their direct and indirect effects on the groups that undertake these investments firstly, and then on societies, economies, states, and nations.
This type of projects is responsible for two thirds of jobs in the world, according to official data of the International Labor Organization (ILO) and to the United Nations, and it constitutes one of the most important drivers of economic and social growth, with a rate exceeding 50% of GDP in some countries, and up to 70% in other countries. These projects also contribute about 60% of the GDP in the service sector, as these projects thrive to meet the increasing requirements of this sector.
According to the United Nations, the companies working in these projects represent more than 90% of all companies on average, …

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