Founders' Education and SME Performance in Kosovo

  • Njomza Latifi-Mustafa Faculty of Economy, University of Prishtina, Kosovo
  • Ymer Havolli Faculty of Economy, University of Prishtina, Kosovo
Keywords: education, small and medium enterprises, experience, age


This research deals with the professional preparation of the founders of the SME sector in Kosovo, and also aims to present the state of abilities and skills of the founders of SMEs. Also of interest in this research is the analysis of the skills of managers, founders of SMEs, what is their perception regarding the reflection of education in the SME business, namely what is their performance which should be reflected in the success and development of SMEs. The paper therefore aims to analyze the education and reflection of this education on the success of SMEs. Economic and social development in Kosovo, and elsewhere, depends on the success of SME owners and managers. This management structure will be able to move SMEs forward if they have an important factor such as education and experience in the sector where the SME operates. This paper explores the professional background of the founders, the size of the business structure, the experience of the founders in the field where the SME was founded, the age at the time of its establishment, the impact of technology.


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Education of founders (in %)