The intensity, duration and unprecedented nature of the Covid crisis led us to extend our analysis beyond 2019, and some articles have brief additions to shed a little light on businesses’ economic and financial situation in the first few months of 2020. This context is to be viewed taking due account of the exceptional support mechanisms provided for France’s productive ecosystem, and the subsequent recovery plan implemented by the French government and the European Commission. It should also be examined from the perspective of the fundamental changes to the organisation and practices of French SMEs and ISEs that have been adopted, not only to negotiate the stop-start pattern of business resulting from lockdowns and curfews, but also in response to the growing environmental awareness of the world’s inhabitants.
In this report, you will find a number of summary articles backed up by additional in-depth analyses, data sets spanning 10 years, document reference details, and more, all provided with no restrictions on using the content in your own analyses or sharing the whole report with your entire network.
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