Fostering Entrepreneurship in Armenia

Fostering Entrepreneurship in Armenia

Place: 
Washington, D. C.
Publisher: 
World Bank Group
Date published: 
2013
Record type: 
Editor: 
Kuriakose, Smita
Abstract: 

Job creation and productivity growth are at the forefront of the global development agenda. The central challenge today for the government of Armenia is to find new sources of long-term economic growth to become an upper middle-income country, with a view to experiencing a substantial transformation of its economic structure to one that is resilient to external shocks in the medium term. A dynamic and vibrant private sector is thus crucial to Armenia?s economic growth, with firms making new investments, creating jobs, improving productivity, and promoting growth. Entrepreneurial activity is pivotal to the continued dynamism of the private sector, with the generation of new businesses fostering competition and economic growth. This study seeks to identify determinants of high-growth entrepreneurial activity. The study uses data from the new 2012 World Bank Entrepreneurship Survey conducted to gauge new firm growth in the formal sector in Armenia and data from World Bank Enterprise Surveys to analyze innovative activity in existing firms. It includes detailed case study analyses to complement these findings.

CITATION: . Fostering Entrepreneurship in Armenia edited by Kuriakose, Smita . Washington, D. C. : World Bank Group , 2013. - Available at: http://library.au.int/fostering-entrepreneurship-armenia