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dc.contributor.authorAidis, Rutaen_US
dc.contributor.authorEstrin, Saulen_US
dc.date.accessioned2006-12-08en_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-07-07T09:52:50Z-
dc.date.available2010-07-07T09:52:50Z-
dc.date.issued2006en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/33977-
dc.description.abstractIn this paper we explore the ways in which institutions and networks influence entrepreneurial development in Russia. By utilizing new Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) data collected in 2001, we investigate the effects of the weak institutional environment in Russia in terms of three dimensions: on the rate of productive entrepreneurial activity measured in terms of start-ups and existing business owners; on the characteristics of business owners; and on business financing. In addition, the analysis explores the effectiveness of Russia's informal networks for circumventing the weak institutional environment for business development. Our results indicate that Russia's business owners share many of the same characteristics as business owners in advanced western countries, though education is not associated with entrepreneurial activity. However, the main differences are in the sources of financing and the fact that relatively few individuals engage in productive entrepreneurial activity. Our results support the notion of the limited effectiveness of Russia's networks for supporting entrepreneurial activity in its weak institutional environment.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherIZA Bonnen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesIZA Discussion Papers 2161en_US
dc.subject.jelJ23en_US
dc.subject.jelM13en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordentrepreneurshipen_US
dc.subject.keywordinstitutionsen_US
dc.subject.keywordnetworksen_US
dc.subject.keywordRussiaen_US
dc.subject.stwUnternehmeren_US
dc.subject.stwInstitutionalismusen_US
dc.subject.stwNetzwerken_US
dc.subject.stwUnternehmensgr√ľndungen_US
dc.subject.stwRusslanden_US
dc.titleInstitutions, networks and entrepreneurship development in Russia: an explorationen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn513554114en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-
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