Small Firms and Entrepreneurship: An East-West Perspective

Small Firms and Entrepreneurship: An East-West Perspective

by Zoltan J. Acs, David B. Audretsch
     
 
This book analyses the relative importance of small firms in developed Western nations and Eastern Europe, identifying their exact role and how this role has evolved over the last fifteen years. It reveals that there has been a consistent shift away from large firms and towards small enterprises within the manufacturing sectors of all western countries, while the role

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This book analyses the relative importance of small firms in developed Western nations and Eastern Europe, identifying their exact role and how this role has evolved over the last fifteen years. It reveals that there has been a consistent shift away from large firms and towards small enterprises within the manufacturing sectors of all western countries, while the role of small firms in Eastern European nations has been remarkably restricted, suggesting that a major challenge for reform in Central and Eastern Europe is to create the strong entrepreneurial sector which exists in the West.

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Review of the hardback: '… studded with interesting ideas and insights … A useful addition to the still small number of books available on international comparisons of the role of small and medium enterprises.' Small Business Perspective

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521062046
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
05/15/2008
Pages:
260
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

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