Norway (Financing SMEs and Entrepreneurs 2016: An OECD Scoreboard)

There was a total of 435 093 enterprises in Norway in 2012, out of which 285 673 were non-employer firms. The bulk of the employer firms were SMEs, employing between 1 and 249 employees and accounting for 99.8% of total firms with employees. Of the firms with employees, 99.5% had less than 250 employees and of the enterprises with at least one employee, 81.3% were microenterprises. Lowering the threshold to 100 employees or more, only 1.3% of the firms with employees, constituting 1 952 firms, may be categorised as large enterprises. If the threshold is set at enterprises with not more than 49 employees, then 145 270 enterprises or 97% of all Norwegian enterprises with employees are SMEs.
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