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Author Nikula, Jouko.

Title Innovations and entrepreneurs in socialist and post-socialist societies / by Jouko Nikula and Ivan Tchalakov.

Publication Info. Newcastle upon Tyne : Cambridge Scholars Pub., 2013.

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Description 1 online resource (xii, 400 pages) : illustrations
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 395-400).
Contents TABLE OF CONTENTS; ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS; FOREWORD; PART I -- INTRODUCTION; The Asymmetry that Makes the Study of (Post) SocialistEntrepreneurship so Difficult; Were the Socialist Entrepreneurs at all Possible?; The Nature of Socialist Economy; The Sources of Informal Proto-entrepreneurshipin Socialist Society; Joseph Schumpeter's Forgotten Ideas about CommunistLeaders as Entrepreneurs; The Missing Link between Invention and Innovation; The Internal Divergence of Communist Leaders; The Sacred and Profane of Socialist Modernity; Entrepreneurship during the Posts-socialist Transition.
The Strange World of Post-socialist 'Fluid Modernity'Post-socialist Transition in Bulgaria; The Last Years of USSR and Post-socialist Transitionin Russia; Evolution of Private Entrepreneurship in Late-Sovietand Post-soviet Estonia and Latvia; PART II -- DIFFERENT ROUTES TO ENTREPRENEURSHIP; Five Groups of Entrepreneurs: a Short Outline; Earlier Generation Socialist Entrepreneursfrom the Economic Nomenclature; 1. Valter Udam; 2. Prof. Ivan Nikolov Popov; 3. Former Kolkhoze Leader in Iecava, Latvia.
Younger Generation of Socialist Entrepreneurs, who Successfully Steered their Companies into the NewEconomic Realities of Post-socialist Transition4. Interview with the Executive Director of "T" Ltd.; 5. The Former Director of the G. Ltd. Electric Cables Plant; 6. M. Co., a World Producer of Machineryfor Advanced Composites; 7. Two Interviews with the Director of N-Techno A/S -- 181; New innovative Entrepreneurs; 8. "E. Cosmetics and Sons" Ltd.; 9. The Rose Oil Producer "R" Ltd; 10. K-tree A/S; 11. Two Interviews at T- wood A/S -- 239; 12. A-Heat A/S; 13. A & B Software.
14. Killey, Bulgarian Cable TV Entrepreneurfrom TanzaniaSurviving Firms; 15. The A- Service Company; 16. J-sewing S/A; 17. K- Radio Plant; Institutional entrepreneurs; 18. Academic Entrepreneurship in Bulgaria; 19. R Electronics Ltd.; Declining firms; 20. L-apparel A/S; 21. Parallel Processors Company "P"; 22. AV Joint-stock company; 23. A Private Farmer from Lithuania.; REFERENCES.
Summary This volume is composed of interviews with entrepreneurs from Bulgaria, Estonia, Macedonia, Latvia, Lithuania, and Russian Karelia, and reveals both unique patterns and striking similarities in entrepreneurial activities during the administrative economy of socialism and the period of post-socialism. The book challenges simultaneously the common way of conceptualizing entrepreneurship, the commonly held belief that there were no entrepreneurs under socialism, and the commonly held idea of pos ...
Language English.
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Subject Entrepreneurship -- Europe.
Capitalism -- Europe.
Socialism -- Europe.
Economic development -- Europe.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Author Tchalakov, Ivan, 1960-
Other Form: Print version: Nikula, Jouko. Innovations and entrepreneurs in socialist and post-socialist societies 1443842370 (DLC) 2013376278 (OCoLC)819135576
ISBN 9781443867221 (electronic bk.)
1443867225 (electronic bk.)