Community-based Entrepreneurship and Rural Development: Creating Favourable Conditions for Small Businesses in Central Europe

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Routledge, 2012 - Business & Economics - 246 pages
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How can municipalities in Central Europe create favourable conditions for local business? What and how can municipalities learn from each other? How can each individual in the local area contribute? And what requirements have to be met before know-how can successfully be transferred on a communal level?

To answer all these questions, the authors of this book draw on results from a six-year research programme and comprehensively discuss the manifold opportunities, restrictions and prerequisites of establishing favourable conditions for small and medium enterprises in rural municipalities in Central Europe.

 

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Contents

Introduction
1
1 Setting the stage
5
2 An action framework for rural municipalities
20
3 An agenda for crossborder knowhow exchange
51
4 The evaluation of the transferability of the proposed agenda
69
5 Conclusion
200
Bibliography
223
Index
235
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Matthias Fink is Professor for International Small Business Management and Innovation at the University of Lüneburg and Head of the Research Institute for Liberal Professions at the WU Vienna University of Economics and Business.

Stephan Loidl is a Researcher at the Institute for Small Business Management and Entrepreneurship at the WU Vienna University of Economics and Business.

Richard Lang is a Senior Researcher at the Research Institute for Co-operations and Co-operatives (RiCC) and at the Institute for Small Business Management and Entrepreneurship at the WU Vienna University of Economics and Business.

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