- The Oxford Handbook of Entrepreneurship
- List of Figures
- List of Tables
- List of Editors and Contributors
- Theories of Entrepreneurship: Historical Development and Critical Assessment
- Entrepreneurship: An Evolutionary Perspective
- Cognitive Aspects of Entrepreneurship: Decision-Making and Attitudes to Risk
- Entrepreneurship and Marketing
- Historical Biographies of Entrepreneurs
- Determinants of Small firm survival and growth
- Start-ups and Entry Barriers: Small and Medium-Sized Firms Population Dynamics
- Definitions, Diversity and Development: Key Debates in Family Business Research
- Evaluating SME Policies and Programmes: Technical and Political Dimensions
- Entrepreneurship, Growth and Restructuring
- Innovation in Large Firms
- Entrepreneurship, Technology and Schumpeterian Innovation: Entrants and Incumbents
- Venture Capital
- Corporate Venture Capital: Past Evidence and Future Directions
- Entrepreneurship, Self-employment and the Labour Market
- Habitual Entrepreneurs
- Entrepreneurship and Management Buy-outs
- The Social Dimensions of Entrepreneurship
- Institutional Obstacles to Entrepreneurship
- Ethnic Minority Entrepreneurship
- Migration of Entrepreneurs
- Women Entrepreneurs: A Research Overview
- Enterprise Culture
- Regional Development: Clusters and Districts
- International Expansion: Foreign Direct Investment by Small- and Medium-Sized Enterprises
- Entrepreneurship in Transition Economies
Abstract and Keywords
This article examines the opportunities and constraints for entrepreneurship offered by the evolving institutional environment and the characteristics of the people who stepped up to the challenge. It places the concept of entrepreneurship in a transition context, before identifying in the third section the unique features of entrepreneurship in transition economies. The article discusses the evolving business environment, and reports the scale and nature of entrepreneurship in transition economies. The personal characteristics and the business strategies of entrepreneurs in transition economies are also discussed. The article concludes by outlining directions for future work.
Saul Estrin is Adecco Professor of Business and Society and Research Director of the Centre for New and Emerging Markets at London Business School. His recent publications include Investment Strategies in Emerging Markets (with Klaus Meyer), (2004) and papers in Journal of Comparative Economics, Journal of Economic Perspectives and Journal of International Business Research. He is a research fellow of the Centre for Economic Policy Research and associate editor of the Journal of Comparative Economics.
Klaus Meyer is a Professor of Business Administration at the University of Reading, and having previously served on the faculty of the Copenhagen Business School (1997–05). His research focuses on the strategies of multinational enterprises in emerging economies and has been published in journals such as Journal of International Business Studies and Journal of Management Studies. He contributed to the Oxford Handbook of International Business (2001) and in 2004 published, jointly with Saul Estrin, Investment Strategies in Emerging Markets (Elgar).
Maria Bytchkova is a doctoral student at London Business School, researching institutional development in transition economies with special reference to SMEs. Her research interests also include institution-building and the political economy of reform.
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