Title: Innovation as creative destruction: the role of small businesses in the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS)

Authors: Jurgen Bock

Addresses: Ost-West-Agentur (East-West Agency), Dusseldorf, Germany

Abstract: The experience gained so far in supporting economic and industrial reform efforts in the successor states of the former Soviet Union shows that the simple transfer of Western know-how is ineffective. The paper contrasts approaches in the Commonwealth of Independent States (particularly Russia) with those in the former East Germany, and notes in particular the need to focus on the small business sector and on regional redevelopment.

Keywords: small and medium-sized enterprises; SMEs; industrial redevelopment; market-led economy; Commonwealth of Independent States; CIS; Russia; former USSR; market economy; economic reform; industrial reform; East Germany; regional development; regional redevelopment; innovation.

DOI: 10.1504/IJTM.1994.025608

International Journal of Technology Management, 1994 Vol.9 No.8, pp.856 - 863

Published online: 23 May 2009 *

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