Export Potential of SMEs and Euro Adoption in the Czech Republic

Mojmír Helísek
European Research Studies Journal, Volume XVI, Issue 4, 71-78, 2013
DOI: 10.35808/ersj/404


The objective of this essay is to access the expected impact of the euro substitution for the Czech crown on exports of small and medium sized enterprises. The assessment has led to a theoretical definition of the transmission mechanism concerning the impact of the currency change on exports. It is the trade effect, transmitted through the elimination of certain transaction costs and exchange rate risk. This effect may also be promoted by the Rose Effect, specifically via SMEs. The Rose Effect is unlikely. This results from 1) currently high share of exports of SMEs in total export that corresponds to the share of GDP generated within the SME sector; 2) above-average share of Czech SMEs that export today.

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