Title: Comparative analysis of the entrepreneurial activities in Croatia and countries in the region

Authors: Marko Kolakovic, Bojan Moric Milovanovic, Karla Barta

Addresses: Faculty of Economics and Business, University of Zagreb, Trg J.F. Kennedyja 6, 10 000 Zagreb, Croatia. ' Faculty of Economics and Business, University of Zagreb, Trg J.F. Kennedyja 6, 10 000 Zagreb, Croatia. ' PharmaSwiss d.o.o., Miramarska 23, 10000 Zagreb, Croatia

Abstract: The purpose of this paper is to illustrate the entrepreneurial activities in which Croatian small and medium enterprises operate, as well as the obstacles and constraints that hinder a faster development of entrepreneurship, and to offer solutions to improve entrepreneurial activities in the Republic of Croatia. Moreover, the paper provides a comparative analysis of entrepreneurial activities in Croatia, new EU members, and South East European countries. The data used in this paper were taken from the World Bank publication Doing Business 2008 and from not-for-profit academic research consortium Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM).

Keywords: entrepreneurship; small and medium-sized enterprises; SMEs; developing economies; emerging economies; business research; Global Entrepreneurship Monitor; GEM; South East Europe; EU; European Union; Croatia; Slovenia; Poland; Czech Republic; Slovakia; Romania; Bulgaria; Albania; Bosnia and Herzegovina; Macedonia; Montenegro; Serbia; entrepreneurial activities.

DOI: 10.1504/IJEBR.2010.032294

International Journal of Economics and Business Research, 2010 Vol.2 No.3/4, pp.230 - 244

Published online: 29 Mar 2010 *

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