Small Firms and Entrepreneurship
Edited by Zoltan Acs () and
David Audretsch ()
in Cambridge Books from Cambridge University Press
This book analyses the relative importance of small firms in industrial economies. It brings together a series of studies spanning a spectrum of selected countries in developed Western nations and Eastern Europe to identify the exact role of small firms and how this role has evolved. A striking result which emerges is that a distinct and consistent shift away from large firms and towards small enterprises has occurred within the manufacturing sector of all Western countries, while the role of small firms in Eastern European nations has been remarkably restricted, and, indeed, all these countries have experienced a shift away from small firms. It is clear from this analysis that a major challenge for political and economic reform in Central and Eastern Europe is to create the strong entrepreneurial sector which exists in the West.
References: Add references at CitEc
Citations: View citations in EconPapers (13) Track citations by RSS feed
There are no downloads for this item, see the EconPapers FAQ for hints about obtaining it.
This item may be available elsewhere in EconPapers: Search for items with the same title.
Export reference: BibTeX
RIS (EndNote, ProCite, RefMan)
Persistent link: https://EconPapers.repec.org/RePEc:cup:cbooks:9780521431156
Ordering information: This item can be ordered from
http://www.cambridge ... p?isbn=9780521431156
Access Statistics for this book
More books in Cambridge Books from Cambridge University Press
Bibliographic data for series maintained by Ruth Austin ( this e-mail address is bad, please contact ).