This volume analyzes the barriers to, as well as new drivers for, entrepreneurial development in post-communist countries. The contributors present various country studies, mainly in the Balkans region, and investigate entrepreneurial behavior and best practices, financial instruments, factors for the success of small and medium-sized companies, and related policy implications. The book will appeal to scholars, policymakers and professionals interested in entrepreneurial obstacles and challenges in the countries of the Balkans region.
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Jovo Ateljevic is Professor of Strategic Management at Faculty of Economics, University of Banja Luka, BiH. His research interests include local/regional development, institutional framework for entrepreneurship and SMEs development, entrepreneurial behaviour. His research has been published in a number of international journals including; Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management, Europe-Asia Studies, Journal of Entrepreneurial Behaviour & Research, Journal of the Balkans and Nearer East and Tourism Management. Dr Ateljevic has also been involved in a number of consultancy/research projects related to capacity building in entrepreneurship, business strategy, and tourism development in a number of countries.
Jelena Budak is senior research fellow with the Institute of Economics, Zagreb. She had participated in research projects on various aspects of Croatia's accession to the EU, such as institutional convergence, public sector policies and regional development issues. Her research interests are institutions and applied institutional analysis, socio-economic assessments of transition, and most recent publications are in economics of corruption and privacy issues. She is a lead researcher of the PRICON project.
Chapter 1: Introduction to "Entrepreneurship in Post-Communist Countries: New Drivers towards a Market Economy".- Part 1: Entrepreneurship in Post-Transition Context.- Chapter 2: The influence of the motives of entrepreneurial activity on economic growth of developing countries in Southeast Europe.- Chapter 3:Financial instruments for boosting entrepreneurship in selected post-communist EU countries.- Chapter 4: FDI Flows and Regional Development: Lesons for transition countries.- Chapter 5: Sources of financing in the process of enterprise restructuring, focusing on transition economies.- Chapter 6: Dominant Motives of Entrepreneurial Behaviour in Transitional Countries.- Chapter 7: The Distinctiveness of Female Entrepreneurship in Post-Transition Countries: The Case of Central Europe and the Baltic States.- Chapter 8: The local economic impact of universities: An international comparative analysis (France and Hungary).- Part 2: Small and Medium-Sized Entrepreneurship In The Balkans Region.- Chapter 9: The influence of the tangible and intangible assets on the SMEs success: the Albanian case.- Chapter 10: The role of networking in the company's growth process.- Chapter 11: The effect of EU membership on public procurement for SMEs in post-transition countries.- Chapter 12: The effect of market liquidity on the company value.- Chapter 13: Assessing entrepreneurial intentions: Motivations and barriers amongst WBC students through developing a network of co-creative centers - iDEA labs.- Chapter 14: Ethical behaviour in the context of managerial decision making and satisfaction of employees: lessons from the experience of the post-transition country.
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