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Franek Sławomir (University of Szczecin, Poland), Wiśniewski Tomasz (University of Szczecin, Poland), Adamczyk Adam (University of Szczecin, Poland)
Distribution of State Aid for Medium-Sized Enterprises in Poland During the Covid-19 Crisis
Optimum : Economic Studies, 2023, nr 1 (111), s. 37-54, tab., wykr., bibliogr. s. 52-54
Słowa kluczowe
COVID-19, Małe i średnie przedsiębiorstwa, Finanse korporacji
COVID-19, Small business, Corporate finance
Klasyfikacja JEL: E65, H12, H84
Purpose - The aim of this study has been to provide a rationale for state aid granted to medium-sized enterprises in Poland. The fundamental point raised in the study became the answer to the question of whether the companies that received aid actually needed it. Research method - In their research, the authors used a comparative analysis of the financial situation of companies that obtained COVID state aid with that of companies not covered by COVID state aid. Results - The research shows that the aid was provided not only to the companies that needed it. At the same time, more than 30 per cent of medium-sized enterprises that experienced a drop in sales did not receive such assistance. This demonstrates the imperfect distribution of COVID state aid. Originality / value / implications / recommendations - The value of the research lies in the combined use of COVID state-aid data and information on the financial condition of medium-sized enterprises. The study covers more than 75% of the number of medium-sized enterprises in Poland. (original abstract)
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