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Influence Of The European Enlargement Process On Entrepreneurship In Poland



    (Cracow University of Economics, Faculty of Economics and International Relations, Department of Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Cracow - Poland)


    (Cracow University of Economics, Faculty of Economics and International Relations, Department of Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Cracow - Poland)


Integration processes in Europe as well as globalization trends create new possibilities for enterprises. The accession of ten new Member States in 2004 and additional two in 2007 create new possibilities for enterprises, especially as far as foreign trade is concerned. The paper elaborates on entrepreneurship including internationalizing of exchange sphere of enterprises in Poland, which is mainly realized by foreign trade. The paper discusses the changes in the number of companies in Poland in the years 1993-2006 as well as its dynamics. The authors analyse also on the one hand the number of withdrawn companies as well as the number of new registered companies in the same period. Finally the paper focuses on the foreign trade figures in the context of the enlargement of the European Union.

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  • Agnieszka Pichur & Krzysztof Wach, 2007. "Influence Of The European Enlargement Process On Entrepreneurship In Poland," JOURNAL STUDIA UNIVERSITATIS BABES-BOLYAI NEGOTIA, Babes-Bolyai University, Faculty of Business.
  • Handle: RePEc:bbn:journl:2007_1_5_pichur

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    1. Wach, Krzysztof, 2007. "Impact of the accession to the European Union on Polish enterprises development," MPRA Paper 31661, University Library of Munich, Germany.

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    entrepreneurship; economic integration; economic development;

    JEL classification:

    • L25 - Industrial Organization - - Firm Objectives, Organization, and Behavior - - - Firm Performance
    • F15 - International Economics - - Trade - - - Economic Integration
    • O10 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - General


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