This unique Handbook explores the role of government in the development of entrepreneurship in countries where twenty years ago private enterprise was illegal or barely tolerated.
The expert contributors reveal that government policy is one of the key influences on the external environment in which businesses develop, particularly in countries where it has been necessary to redefine the role of the state in relation to business development. They outline how government policy can also act as an enabling and/or a constraining force with respect to entrepreneurship development, particularly in relation to institutional change and the development of a market-based economy. This Handbook includes up-to-date information and analysis as to how entrepreneurship policies have evolved in the wider Europe, focusing on the challenges that arise in designing and implementing entrepreneurship policy.
The Handbook of Research on Entrepreneurship Policies in Central and Eastern Europe excellently covers different facets of entrepreneurship policies in Central and Eastern Europe and will prove invaluable for academics, students and researchers of entrepreneurship and small business as well as policy studies. Policy makers will also find plenty of key insights and relevant information in this important resource.
‘A work of seminal and original economic scholarship, the Handbook of Research on Entrepreneurship Policies in Central and Eastern Europe is strongly recommended as a core addition to governmental and academic library economic policy studies reference collections, and critically important reading for economists and academicians concerned with Europeans current economic crisis.’
– The Midwest Book Review
Contributors: R. Blackburn, B. Bradac, A. Chepurenko, J. Cieslik, A.-R. Hofer, N. Isakova, K. Kolarov, B. Piasecki, M. Rebernik, A. Rogut, Z. Roman, A. Sauka, D. Smallbone, K. Todorov, F. Welter, M. Xheneti