Entrepreneurship: First Results from Russia

21 Pages Posted: 4 Jan 2005

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Simeon Djankov

London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE); Peter G. Peterson Institute for International Economics

Edward Miguel

University of California, Berkeley - Department of Economics; National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)

Yingyi Qian

Tsinghua University - School of Economics & Management; Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR)

Gérard Roland

University of California, Berkeley - Department of Economics; Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR)

Ekaterina Zhuravskaya

Paris School of Economics (PSE)

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Date Written: December 2004

Abstract

Studies of the determinants of entrepreneurship have emphasized three distinct perspectives: market institutions, social networks and personal characteristics. Using data from a pilot survey with over 2,000 interviews in 7 cities across Russia, we find evidence for a particularly strong effect of social networks: individuals whose relatives and childhood friends are entrepreneurs are more than twice as likely to be entrepreneurs. Mothers' characteristics play a significant role in determining future entrepreneurs.

Keywords: Entrepreneurship, Russia

JEL Classification: M13, P5, L22

Suggested Citation

Djankov, Simeon and Miguel, Edward and Qian, Yingyi and Roland, Gérard and Zhuravskaya, Ekaterina, Entrepreneurship: First Results from Russia (December 2004). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=641721 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.641721

Simeon Djankov

London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE) ( email )

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Peter G. Peterson Institute for International Economics ( email )

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Edward Miguel

University of California, Berkeley - Department of Economics ( email )

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National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)

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United States

Yingyi Qian

Tsinghua University - School of Economics & Management

Beijing, 100084
China

Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR)

London
United Kingdom

Gérard Roland (Contact Author)

University of California, Berkeley - Department of Economics ( email )

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Berkeley, CA 94720-3880
United States
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Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR)

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United Kingdom

Ekaterina Zhuravskaya

Paris School of Economics (PSE) ( email )

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Paris, 75014 75014
France

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