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Entry and Entrepreneurship: The Case of Post-Communist Russia

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  • Boettke Peter J.

    (George Mason University)

  • Butkevich Bridget I.

    (George Mason University)

Boettke and Butkevich argue that a vibrant society is an entrepreneurial society. Entrepreneur- ial effectiveness is a function of the free movement of economic actions their alertness to opportunities for mutual gain, and their sense of when and where to enter and exit a market. Boettke and Butkevich focus not so much on the behavior of entrepreneurship, but the institutional conditions within which entrepreneurship takes place. They argue that policies which hinder the above ground legitimate expression of entrepreneurial discovery must be eliminated for the further development of the Russian economy towards a market system and away from the current virtual economy. Institutions of governance must be established which reduce political uncertainty and encourage individuals to be willing to bet on their ideas and find the financing to bring those bets to life.Boettke et Butkevich suggèrent que lactivité entrepreneuriale est la force motrice dune société. Lefficacité de lactivité entrepreneuriale dépend de la libre circulation des acteurs économiques leur vigilance à légard des opportunités de gains mutuels, et leur jugement concernant les moment et lieu opportuns pour entrer sur un marché ou en sortir. Les auteurs mettent laccent, pas tant sur le comportement des entrepreneurs, que sur les aménagements institutionnels à lintérieur desquels lactivité entrepreneuriale a lieu. Ils considèrent que les politiques qui font obstacle aux manifestations légitimes de découverte entrepreneuriale doivent être éliminées pour accompagner le développement de léconomie russe vers une économie de marché, distincte de lactuelle économie virtuelle. Des institutions de gouvernance qui réduisent lincertitude politique doivent être établies. Ces institutions devraient aussi encourager les individus à parier sur leurs idées et à trouver des sources de financement pour instaurer ces idées.

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Article provided by De Gruyter in its journal Journal des Economistes et des Etudes Humaines.

Volume (Year): 11 (2001)
Issue (Month): 1 (March)
Pages: 1-26

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Handle: RePEc:bpj:jeehcn:v:11:y:2001:i:1:n:7
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