Keywords: risks, enterprise development, transformation, integration, economic development, market mechanisms, privatisation, restructuring, export, small and medium-sized enterprises, SMEs, Central and Eastern Europe, CEE countries, Silesian exporters, Silesia
Risks in development of enterprises - Silesian exporters in the times of the growing world economic crisis
The author carries out systematic research on economic transformations of the Southern Macro-region in context of transformation, privatisation and restructuring processes. The work presents risks in development of enterprises - Silesian exporters of the South Macro regions experience from the process of social and economic transformation and at the same time integration with the Western world in the time of the growing world economic crisis. In the mechanisms of the global market economy we, as a country, can have impact on formation of these processes, (basically only, if at all) in proportion to our significance on the economic map of the world market. But this impact is quite modest and, in addition to that, has been decreasing (in the Silesian enterprises exporters, in the Polish example) since 1980. Majority enterprises, especially small or very small enterprises will be fit to survive on the global free market.