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The Growth of Firms in Less-Developed Countries

Lessons from Kosovo

Benefits

  • Contributes to the microeconomics of growth among SMEs in less-developed countries

  • Makes a major contribution to European Studies by dealing for the first time with economic development in Kosovo

  • Explores the dynamics of firms' creation; survival and exit; organisational capabilities of firms, and how external (environmental) factors affect firms' growth

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Introduction

This book contributes to the microeconomics of growth among SMEs in less-developed countries. It begins with an overview of the Kosovo economy, and takes the case of Kosovo to explore the dynamics and determinants of firm growth. The author does this by exploring dynamics of firms' creation; survival and exit; organisational capabilities of firms; and looks at how external (environmental) factors affect firms' growth. The author pays special attention to innovation capabilities. This study makes a major contribution to European Studies by dealing for the first time with economic development in Kosovo. 

This book will be of relevance to development specialists including policy makers, researchers, consultants, students, and field staff of donor organisations active in Kosovo, the wider Balkan region and other low-income countries. It will also be of value to policy makers working in fields of economic development, entrepreneurship, industrial policy and innovation policy, and European and EU studies. 

Keywords

Firm innovation Business Environment Growth of firms High growth firms Input-output of firms Organisational capabilities Managerial practices Kosovo economy Firm dynamics Low Income Countries (LIC)

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Rochester Institute of Technology KosovoPrishtinëSerbia

About the authors

Fadil Sahiti gained his PhD in Management from Birkbeck, University of London, and holds an MBA degree in Banking and Corporate Finance from Kurt Bösch University (IUKB), Switzerland. Before joining Rochester Institute of Technology in Kosovo, he had been working as an Associate Lecturer and Tutor at LSE, UCL and BBK in the UK. Whilst there, he taught several subjects, including Financial and Managerial Accounting, Financial Reporting, Industrial and Corporate Change with reference to Central and Eastern Europe, and Research Methods. Sahiti’s research interests lie in the field of entrepreneurship in less-developed economies, looking upon factors that enable and constrain the growth of firms. Fadil is a fellow member of the Higher Education Academy in the UK and a member of Birkbeck Centre for Innovation Management Research.

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