Open Workshop by Prof. Alexander Chepurenko: Context matters! Impact of diverse contexts on the entrepreneurship theory
The aim of the Open Workshop Series in Business and Management Studies is to promote top-quality academic and applied research in various fields of the social sciences. This is a unique opportunity for sharing knowledge and networking with local and international community members.
15:00 - 17:00 Friday 12/01/2018SSE Riga, Strelnieku 4a, Room 507
Speaker: Prof. Alexander Chepurenko, Higher School of Economics, Moscow, Russia
This presentation will provide with an overview of the most important incremental knowledge gained by the Entrepreneurship research on systemic transition processes within former Socialist countries (i.e. transition economies) and how this has influenced development of entrepreneurship theory. This includes discussion on how entrepreneurship contexts influence entrepreneurship development- in particular dominant types of entrepreneurship in specific environments, role of motivation and entrepreneurial strategies, impact of policies on SME performance, sustainability of informal entrepreneurship. Some open questions and challenges for those interested in pursuing research within this area will also be outlined.
Prof. Alexander Chepurenko is Dean of the Faculty of Sociology, Higher School of Economics, Moscow. He received his Doctor of Sciences in 1990 and his research interests include theories of entrepreneurship, especially with regard to small firms in transition economies. He has been actively involved in the GEM (Global Entrepreneurship Monitor) in Russia and has won numerous research grants from Russian and European funding sources. Since 2008, he has been the First Vice President of the Russian Sociologists’ Society.
Discussion moderated by Dr. Arnis Sauka. Attendance is free of charge.