Entrepreneurship policies: A catching-up country perspective


Jerzy Cieślik
Jerzy Cieślik
  • Speaker
Center for Entrepreneurship, Kozminski University

Event Information

Type
Research Seminar
Programme
Strategy & Entrepreneurship
Date
Thu. 19 Mar. 2015
Contact
Niels Rietveld
Time
15:00-16:00
Location
Tinbergen Building, H12-30


Abstract

The shift towards the market economy system in the early 1990s in Central and Eastern European countries has resulted in an outburst of entrepreneurial activity, which was previously restricted on ideological grounds under the centrally planned regime. With respect to entrepreneurship policies over the last 25 years, Eastern European policymakers could exploit "latecomer advantages" benefitting from the conceptual base and accumulated practical experiences in mature market economies. The paper addresses key issues and problems with the use of such best practices by catching-up transition economies, including the difficulties in finding out what works and what doesn't and inconclusive lessons from past experiences. This leads to the formulation of an integrated, holistic model of entrepreneurship policy.

Niels Rietveld
  • Coordinator