Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/144903
Authors: 
Fritsch, Michael
Sorgner, Alina
Wyrwich, Michael
Zazdravnykh, Evguenii
Year of Publication: 
2016
Series/Report no.: 
Jena Economic Research Papers 2016-007
Abstract: 
This paper investigates the persistence of entrepreneurship in the region of Kaliningrad between 1925 and 2010. During this time period the area experienced a number of extremely disruptive shocks including; devastation caused by World War II, a nearly complete replacement of the native German population by Soviets, and 45 years under an anti- entrepreneurial socialist economic regime followed by a shock-type transition to a market economy. Nevertheless, we find a surprisingly high level of persistence of industry-specific self-employment rates in the districts of the Kaliningrad region. Our analysis suggests that persistence of entrepreneurship is higher in regions with a history of successful entrepreneurship. That is, in regions where a specific industry was particularly efficient and entrepreneurial activity was especially pronounced.
Subjects: 
entrepreneurship
regional culture
persistence
JEL: 
L26
N94
P25
P5
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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