Institutions, entrepreneurship development and SME policies in South East Europe

Bartlett, Will, Čučković, Nevenka and Xheneti, Mirela (2005) Institutions, entrepreneurship development and SME policies in South East Europe. In: 6th International Conference: Enterprise in Transition; 26-28 May 2005, Split, Croatia. ISBN 9536024705

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Abstract

In this paper we identify differences and similarities in the institutional framework and policy environment for small business development in South East Europe. We draw on the findings of recent comparative studies carried out by the OECD and the European Commission, and on recent research studies carried out by the authors in Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Croatia and Macedonia. The theoretical framework draws on ideas of productive and unproductive entrepreneurship pioneered by William Baumol, on the concept of path dependency introduced by Douglass North, and on notions of social capital introduced by Robert D. Putnam. In conclusion, we evaluate current approaches to entrepreneurship promotion and SME development and point out the critical directions for future policy development.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Event Title: 6th International Conference: Enterprise in Transition
Research Area: Business and management studies
Faculty, School or Research Centre: Faculty of Business and Law
Faculty of Business and Law > Small Business Research Centre
Depositing User: Mirela Xheneti
Date Deposited: 21 May 2009 15:53
Last Modified: 16 Jul 2012 21:47
URI: http://eprints.kingston.ac.uk/id/eprint/4158

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