Economic Development and Entrepreneurship in Transition Economies

Issues, Obstacles and Perspectives

  • Jovo Ateljević
  • Jelena Trivić

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Business Environment in Transition Economies

  3. Entrepreneurship and Transition Experiences

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 107-107
    2. Quan Anh Nguyen, Gillian Sullivan Mort
      Pages 109-127
    3. Jovo Ateljević, Suzana Stefanović, Maja Ivanović-Đukić, Vesna Janković-Milić
      Pages 129-146
    4. Hyrije Abazi-Alili, Veland Ramadani, Shqipe Gërguri-Rashiti
      Pages 147-168
    5. Mihaela Grubišić Šeba
      Pages 185-204
    6. Gizela Štangl Šušnjar, Agneš Slavić, Nemanja Berber, Bojan Leković
      Pages 205-229
  4. Particular Fields of Entrepreneurship Development

About this book


This book contributes to a better understanding of entrepreneurship in transition economies. Current literature reflects the more traditional schools of thought on entrepreneurship, which are influenced by the Western perspective, and fail to fully address the scenario in transition economies. There is a broad consensus among academics, policy makers, and practitioners that a fundamental cause of difficulties experienced by most economies in transition has been the fact that reform has not been accompanied by the creation of new, private businesses, and particularly SMEs. This is especially evident in states created in Europe after the dissolution of the Soviet Union where many barriers, which were inherited from the old system, remain in place, thus inhibiting entrepreneurial progress in these countries despite a favorable political and economic environment. The contributions featured in this book focus on how much progress has been achieved so far with regard to these aspects, as well as identify which current barriers and issues still need to be resolved. Themes include innovation performance, financing, venture capital, educational factors, and entrepreneurial learning. 


Business environment Public procurement SMEs Knowledge economy Higher education Innovation performance Economic reforms Entrepreneurial finance Venture capital Entrepreneurial learning REDETE conference

Editors and affiliations

  • Jovo Ateljević
    • 1
  • Jelena Trivić
    • 2
  1. 1.Faculty of EconomicsUniversity of Banja LukaBanja LukaBosnia and Herzegovina
  2. 2.Faculty of EconomicsUniversity of Banja LukaBanja LukaBosnia and Herzegovina

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Business and Management
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-28855-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-28856-7
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