Title: Factors determining entrepreneurship among societies of Central and Eastern Europe

Authors: Jaroslaw Korpysa

Addresses: Faculty of Economics and Management, Department of Microeconomics, University of Szczecin, Ul. Mickiewicza 64/12, 71–101 Szczecin, Poland

Abstract: Entrepreneurship is most often treated as a process aimed at starting business activity and determined by a number of economic and non-economic factors. Their influence differs and usually depends on economic development of a given country. The paper is aimed at analysing factors that determine entrepreneurship demonstrated by societies of chosen countries situated in Central–Eastern Europe on the basis of entrepreneurship model developed by Wennekers, Uhlaner and Thurik as well as questionnaire survey conducted by the author. What is more, the verification of stochastic relationship between entrepreneurship development and economic situation of particular countries will be a key element of the analysis.

Keywords: labour markets; entrepreneurship index; education; training; post-socialist countries; Central and Eastern Europe; CEE; economic development.

DOI: 10.1504/IJEPEE.2010.032793

International Journal of Economic Policy in Emerging Economies, 2010 Vol.3 No.1, pp.33 - 46

Published online: 22 Apr 2010 *

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