Handbook of Research on Entrepreneurship Policies in Central and Eastern Europe
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Handbook of Research on Entrepreneurship Policies in Central and Eastern Europe

9781848440869 Edward Elgar Publishing
Edited by Friederike Welter, President and Managing Director, Institut für Mittelstandsforschung (IfM) Bonn and Professor, University of Siegen, Germany and the late David Smallbone, formerly Small Business Research Centre, Kingston University, UK
Publication Date: 2011 ISBN: 978 1 84844 086 9 Extent: 272 pp
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.

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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.
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‘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
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Contributors: R. Blackburn, B. Bradač, A. Chepurenko, J. Cieślik, 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
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Contents:

1. Entrepreneurship Policies in the Wider Europe: A Thematic Perspective
Friederike Welter and David Smallbone

PART I: ENTREPRENEURSHIP POLICIES IN THE NEW EUROPE
2. The Local Dimension of Entrepreneurship Policy: The Example of East Germany
Andrea-Rosalinde Hofer and Friederike Welter

3. Promoting Cross-border Entrepreneurship in Bulgaria: A Case for Policy Treatment?
Kiril Todorov, Kostadin Kolarov and David Smallbone

4. SMEs and Social Dialogue in the New Europe: The Case of Hungary
David Smallbone, Zoltan Roman and Robert Blackburn

5. Mentalities and Mindsets: The Difficulties of Entrepreneurship Policies in the Latvian Context
Arnis Sauka and Friederike Welter

6. University-level Entrepreneurship Education in Poland
Jerzy Cieślik

7. Creating a Regional Innovation System: The Case of Lodz in Poland
Anna Rogut and Bogdan Piasecki

8. From Making the State to Institutionalizing Entrepreneurship Policy in Slovenia
Miroslav Rebernik and Barbara Bradač

PART II: ENTREPRENEURSHIP POLICIES BEYOND THE EUROPEAN UNION
9. Entrepreneurship Policy Transfer: The Case of the SME Policy Framework in Albania
Mirela Xheneti

10. Entrepreneurship and SME Policies in Fragile Environments: The Example of Russia
Alexander Chepurenko

11. Fostering Women’s Entrepreneurship in Ukraine
Nina Isakova

PART III: CHALLENGES FOR ENTREPRENEURSHIP POLICIES IN A WIDER EUROPE
12. Conclusions and Outlook
David Smallbone and Friederike Welter

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