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Title: An investigation into the formal institutional constraints that restrict entrepreneurship and SME growth in Russia
Authors: Yukhanaev, A
Fallon, G
Baranchenko, Y
Anisimova, A
Keywords: Business development;Entrepreneurship;Formal institutions;Necessary reforms;Obstacles to doing business;Russia;SMEs;Transition economy countries
Issue Date: 2015
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Citation: Journal of East-West Business, 21(4): 313–341, (2015)
Abstract: The impact of institutions on the ease of doing business in transition economies has attracted considerable interest in recent years. The literature suggests that institutional quality is crucial in determining levels of entrepreneurship and SME development in such countries. Our research explores the perceptions of Russian SME owners regarding the quality of the institutional environment that they face making use of semi-structured interviews for data gathering purposes. We identify the political, economic and regulatory barriers that restrict entrepreneurship and SME growth in contemporary Russia, together with entrepreneurs’ views as to what reforms are needed for greater business growth in future.
ISSN: 1066-9868
Appears in Collections:Brunel Business School Research Papers

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