By law and by custom : factors affecting small and medium-sized enterprises during the transition in Lithuania : disertacija

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Anglų kalba / English
By law and by custom: factors affecting small and medium-sized enterprises during the transition in Lithuania: disertacija
Publication Data:
Amsterdam : Thela Thesis, 2003.
263 p
Tinbergen institute research series; 316
Daktaro disertacija (socialiniai mokslai) - Amsterdamo universitetas, 2003. Bibliografija.
Verslumo skatinimas; Mažos ir vidutinės įmonės.
Development of entrepreneurshipp; Small- and medium-sized enterprise.
Summary / Abstract:

ENThe main aim of this study is to investigate the development of entrepreneurshipp and small- and medium-sized enterprise (SME) in Lithuania. Since legal andd productive forms of entrepreneurship are relatively new phenomenonin Lithuania,, this study begins by exploring the unique characteristics of entrepreneurshipp in a transition setting. An institutional approach is used based primarilyy on the work of Douglass North which highlights the effect of formal andd informal rules on economic performance. Following institutional theory, quantitativee and qualitative data were collected in order to gain insight as too the perceptions and attitudes of both SME owners and related officials towardss private business development. Thiss study explores not only the generall barriers to SME development in Lithuania but also the experiences off specific groups of SME owners such as micro-entrepreneurs trading at thee open-air market in Gariunai. Also the gendered differences between male andd female SME owners are examined. In addition, an analysis of the attitudes off SME owners and SME related officials towards barriers to private business developmentt are compared. The results suggest that though the formal institutionall environment has been changed, informal norms and practices, basedd on outdated Soviet principles and values, continue to exert a negative influence.. As a consequence, SME development occurs in a less than ideal environment. Some policy recommendations are provided at the end of this studyy specifically targeting SME development. [From the publication]

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