New book edited by Dr Arnis Sauka on Entrepreneurship in transition economies

SSE Riga Associate Professor and Director of the Centre for Sustainable Business at SSE Riga Arnis Sauka has co-edited with Alexander Chepurenko the new book “Entrepreneurship in Transition Economies. Diversity, Trends, and Perspectives”, published by Springer.

This book presents a state-of-the-art portrait of entrepreneurship in the transition economies of Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) and the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) as well as Georgia and Ukraine. Based on new empirical evidence, it highlights major trends in, characteristics and forms of entrepreneurship common to countries in transition. The contributions cover topics such as levels of opportunity-based entrepreneurship, incentives for innovation, dominance of large-scale international corporations, the role of family businesses, and opportunities for grass-roots entrepreneurship.

The first part of the book focuses on theoretical considerations regarding the establishment of sustainable entrepreneurial ecosystems and private business. In turn, the second part offers cross-border studies of entrepreneurial environments and activities, while the third and fourth present case studies on the current state and unique characteristics of entrepreneurship in various countries of the CEE and CIS as well as Georgia and Ukraine. Finally, the last parts discuss the role of institutions and policy recommendations.

BICEPS researcher Marija Krūmiņa and SSE Riga Rector Anders Paazlow have written a chapter “The Business Cycle and Early-Stage Entrepreneurship in Latvia” (page 135 – 152).

The book is available here >


About Arnis Sauka
Arnis Sauka has a Ph.D. from the University of Siegen (Germany) and has been a Visiting Scholar at Jönköping International Business School (Sweden) and University College London (U.K.). His academic research findings, which deal with the shadow economy, tax morale, competitiveness, social responsibility, internationalisation of companies and entrepreneurship policies, have been published in a number of peer-reviewed journals and books. Arnis has also been extensively involved in applied research, including studies contracted by the OECD and various industry associations and NGOs in the Baltic countries.  

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