Patterns of Micro-Enterprise Diversification in Transitional Eurasian Economies

International Small Business Journal, 16/2, 34-49

14 Pages Posted: 7 May 2016

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Monty Lynn

Abilene Christian University

Date Written: 1998

Abstract

This theoretical study attempts to sketch an initial picture of diversified micro- enterprises (0-9 employees) in transitional economies, such as those in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) and in the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS). A framework of political, economic and legal environments, industry and firm characteristics, and cultural/entrepreneurial influences which appear to impact small firm diversification patterns is outlined. Then, five archetypical formations of diversified micro-enterprises in transitional economies are sketched, and their incidence hypothesised. Suggestions for the successful management of diversified micro-enterprises are offered, as are directions for future research.

Keywords: Diversification, small business, Europe, microenterprises

JEL Classification: D21, O12

Suggested Citation

Lynn, Monty, Patterns of Micro-Enterprise Diversification in Transitional Eurasian Economies (1998). International Small Business Journal, 16/2, 34-49, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2776713

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