Russia: Firm Entry and Survival Barriers
Posted: 17 Dec 2007
Why are there so few new firms in Russia? This paper provides further insights into the specific Russian business landscape and how it impacts the low level of new firm entry. As this paper indicates, internationally comparative data do not provide many clues, since in terms of purely formal constraints Russia fares comparatively well. However, a deeper analysis uncovers the informal impediments associated with the lack of rule of law, inconsistent enforcement of regulations, regional autonomy and pervasive corruption. These informal constraints form impediments not only for new firm creation but also for firm survival and firm exit.
Keywords: Russia, Firm entry, Enterprise development, Enterprise barriers
JEL Classification: P30, P4, M13
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