The Case of the European South on Entrepreneurship Enhancement Policies

International Journal of Finance, Insurance and Risk Management, Vol. 10, Issue 1, pp. 45-56, 2020

12 Pages Posted: 1 Apr 2020

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Charis Vlados

Democritus University of Thrace, Department of Economics

Dimos Chatzinikolaou

Democritus University of Thrace, Department of Economics

Michail Demertzis

Democritus University of Thrace, School of Law, Students

Date Written: February 28, 2020

Abstract

Purpose: This paper intends to give an introductory presentation and analysis, from a unifying perspective, of the different ways in which countries in the European South are pursuing policies to foster entrepreneurship and improve the business environment.

Design/Methodology/Approach: By looking at Portugal, Italy, Croatia, and Greece, and using World Bank data through the “Doing Business” reports, this article intends to identify policies of entrepreneurship enhancement from 2008 onwards by classifying them in terms of micro-meso-macro analysis, trying to find out possible convergences and divergences.

Findings: The findings of the study suggest a combination of micro- and macro-level policies with the meso-level being relatively under-utilised.

Practical implications: The findings of the research introduce a need for a repositioned perception of the policies of entrepreneurship enhancement. The form of national entities as a “competitiveness web” of the different sub-system is heading towards this direction.

Originality/Value: The study can contribute to the academic debate of exploring policies to foster entrepreneurship by conceptualising them through a multi-level filter.

Keywords: European entrepreneurship policies, micro-meso-macro, business reforms, European South

Suggested Citation

Vlados, Charis and Chatzinikolaou, Dimos and Demertzis, Michail, The Case of the European South on Entrepreneurship Enhancement Policies (February 28, 2020). International Journal of Finance, Insurance and Risk Management, Vol. 10, Issue 1, pp. 45-56, 2020, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3550402

Charis Vlados (Contact Author)

Democritus University of Thrace, Department of Economics ( email )

Komotini
Greece

Dimos Chatzinikolaou

Democritus University of Thrace, Department of Economics ( email )

Komotini
Greece

Michail Demertzis

Democritus University of Thrace, School of Law, Students ( email )

Greece

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