Entrepreneurship in Transition Economies

Diversity, Trends, and Perspectives

  • Arnis Sauka
  • Alexander Chepurenko

Part of the Societies and Political Orders in Transition book series (SOCPOT)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Differing Pathways: Concepts and Theories

  3. Entrepreneurship Ecosystems: Cross Country Analysis

  4. Country Studies from the CEE Region

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 113-113
    2. Marija Krūmiņa, Anders Paalzow
      Pages 135-152
    3. Mindaugas Laužikas, Aistė Miliūtė
      Pages 153-169
    4. Miroslav Rebernik, Barbara Bradač Hojnik
      Pages 171-186
    5. Anna Pilkova, Marian Holienka
      Pages 225-241
  5. Country Studies: Evidence from Selected CIS Countries, Georgia and Ukraine

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 259-259
    2. Levan Bzhalava, Giorgi Jvarsheishvili, Paata Brekashvili, Boris Lezhava
      Pages 261-278
    3. Alexander Chepurenko, Ekaterina Popovskaya, Olga Obraztsova
      Pages 315-342
  6. Role of Institutions: Special Topics

  7. Conclusions and Policy Suggestions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 421-421

About this book


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. Finally, the last parts discuss the role of institutions and policy recommendations.


Entrepreneurship Transition countries Transition economics Entrepreneurial ecosystem Central and Eastern Europe Commonwealth of Independent States Entrepreneurial communities

Editors and affiliations

  • Arnis Sauka
    • 1
  • Alexander Chepurenko
    • 2
  1. 1.Stockholm School of Economics in Riga RigaLatvia
  2. 2.National Research University Higher School of EconomicsMoscowRussia

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