Societies and Political Orders in Transition

Entrepreneurship in Transition Economies

Diversity, Trends, and Perspectives

Editors: Sauka, Arnis, Chepurenko, Alexander (Eds.)

  • Presents a state-of-the-art portrait of entrepreneurship in transition economies
  • Highlights major trends in entrepreneurship common to countries in transition from socialist planned economics to market economies
  • Offers case studies on various countries of the CEE and CIS
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This book presents a state-of-the-art portrait of entrepreneurship in the transition economies of Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) and the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) as well as Georgia and Ukraine. Based on new empirical evidence, it highlights major trends in, characteristics and forms of entrepreneurship common to countries in transition. The contributions cover topics such as levels of opportunity-based entrepreneurship, incentives for innovation, dominance of large-scale international corporations, the role of family businesses, and opportunities for grass-roots entrepreneurship.

The first part of the book focuses on theoretical considerations regarding the establishment of sustainable entrepreneurial ecosystems and private business. In turn, the second part offers cross-border studies of entrepreneurial environments and activities, while the third and fourth present case studies on the current state and unique characteristics of entrepreneurship in various countries of the CEE and CIS as well as Georgia and Ukraine. Finally, the last parts discuss the role of institutions and policy recommendations.



About the authors

Dr. Arnis Sauka is an Associate Professor and Director of the Centre for Sustainable Business at the Stockholm School of Economics in Riga. Arnis has a Ph.D. from the University of Siegen (Germany) and has been a Visiting Scholar at Jönköping International Business School (Sweden) and University College London (U.K.). His academic research findings, which deal with the shadow economy, tax morale, competitiveness, social responsibility, internationalisation of companies and entrepreneurship policies, have been published in a number of peer-reviewed journals and books. Arnis has also been extensively involved in applied research, including studies contracted by the OECD and various industry associations and NGOs in the Baltic countries.  

Prof. Alexander Chepurenko is Head of the Sociology department of the National research university Higher School of Economics (Moscow), he has over 25 years of experience in comparative analysis of transitional societies, focusing especially on entrepreneurship and private sector development in CIS and CEE economies. He contributed to several monographs on socio-economic models, SME and SME policy in Russia and former Socialist countries. Participated in several international projects, among them the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (2006-2011), is member of international academic associations and societies (ESBE, EACES).

Table of contents (23 chapters)

  • Introduction: Systematic “Transition” and Entrepreneurship Theory

    Chepurenko, Alexander (et al.)

    Pages 3-14

  • Staying in the Family: The Impact of Institutions and Mental Models on Entrepreneurship Development in Post-Soviet Transition Countries

    Aidis, Ruta

    Pages 15-32

  • A Multidimensional, Comparative Analysis of the Regional Entrepreneurship Performance in the Central and Eastern European EU Member Countries

    Szerb, László (et al.)

    Pages 35-56

  • Institutions and Export Performance in 26 Transition Economies

    Krasniqi, Besnik A. (et al.)

    Pages 57-73

  • Technology-Driven Internationalization: Central-Eastern European Perspective

    Lechman, Ewa

    Pages 75-95

Buy this book

eBook $149.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-57342-7
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $189.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-57341-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Entrepreneurship in Transition Economies
Book Subtitle
Diversity, Trends, and Perspectives
Editors
  • Arnis Sauka
  • Alexander Chepurenko
Series Title
Societies and Political Orders in Transition
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-57342-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-57342-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-57341-0
Series ISSN
2511-2201
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 444
Number of Illustrations and Tables
30 b/w illustrations, 19 illustrations in colour
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