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The Size of Local Government Administration at a Municipal Level as a Determinant of Entrepreneurship

Rusłan Harasym (), Jacek Rodzinka () and Tomasz Skica ()
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Rusłan Harasym: Department of Economics, University of Information Technology and Management
Jacek Rodzinka: Department of Finance, Instute for Financial Research and Analyses, University of Information Technology and Management
Tomasz Skica: Department of Finance, Instute for Financial Research and Analyses, University of Information Technology and Management

Articles, 2017, vol. 13, issue 2, 5-31

Abstract: This artcle’s aim is to examine a dependency between local government administraton at a municipal level and the level of local entrepreneurship. This paper atempts to answer the queston of whether the size of the local government administraton has features of stmulant or de-stmulant in the process of setng up a business. In other words, does the size of public administraton at a local level (municipal level) have a positve or negatve impact on creatng new business enttes? This is important due to at least a couple of reasons. First of all, the current research achievements are not extensive, when it comes to the publicatons that link entrepreneurship and the size of local government administraton. Secondly, the problem of entrepreneurship determinants consttutes stll topical and not fully investgated (or explained) aspects of local economy development. Thirdly and fnally, the authors of this artcle have proposed and copyrighted an approach to the quantfcaton of the size of local government administraton, modifying commonly used measures of local public administraton. Thus, this artcle fts not only into the explanaton of the entrepreneurship phenomenon and its determinants, but also contributes to the development of knowledge about dependencies between the size of local selfgovernment and the entrepreneurship level. It expands the knowledge resource on analyzed dependencies and re-orients current approaches to similar research.

Keywords: territorial self-government; local public administration; self-government administration; size of local self-government; entrepreneurship; new business entities (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2017
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DOI: 10.7341/20171321

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