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Entrepreneurial Versatility, Resources and Firm Performance in Russia: A Panel Study

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  • Bat Batjargal
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    Drawing on the Upper-Echelons Perspective and Resource-Based View of the firm this paper explores effects of human-based resources of entrepreneurs, viz., social capital, human capital and entrepreneurial versatility, on firm performance in the context of a large transition economy - the Russian Federation. The empirical data is comprised of the face-to-face interviews with 75 Russian entrepreneurs in 1995 and the follow-up interviews with 56 original respondents in 1999. The finding suggests that entrepreneurial versatility have stronger positive impacts on firm performance in comparison to general human-based

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    Paper provided by William Davidson Institute at the University of Michigan in its series William Davidson Institute Working Papers Series with number 351.

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    Date of creation: 01 Dec 2000
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    Handle: RePEc:wdi:papers:2000-351

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    Keywords: entrepreneurial versatility; resources; firm performance; Russia;

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    1. Lengyel, György & Janky, Béla, 2004. "Vállalati magatartás és túlélési esélyek a posztszocialista átmenetgazdaságban
      [Corporate behaviour and chances of survival in a post-socialist transitional economy]
      ," Közgazdasági Szemle (Economic Review - monthly of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences), Közgazdasági Szemle Alapítvány (Economic Review Foundation), vol. 0(7), pages 699-716.

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