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 12/01/2018

SSE 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.

Please sign up for the seminar, writing to by January 11th, 2018.

Workshop is supported by the National Research Program 5.2 EKOSOC - LV

The aim of the SSE Riga Open Workshop Series is to:

  • to foster cooperation between business and management researchers, practitioners and policy makers, as well as
  • to promote academic and applied research in various fields of the social sciences, focusing on but not limited to entrepreneurship, marketing, management, public administration and strategy.

Organised by the Centre for Sustainable Business at SSE Riga.

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