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.

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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)
Schools and Departments: University of Sussex Business School > Business and Management
Subjects: J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > JN9600 Balkan States
Depositing User: Mirela Xheneti
Date Deposited: 24 Apr 2012 13:34
Last Modified: 12 Dec 2012 17:46
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