• NAME OF RESEARCH

    Entrepreneurship in Georgia

  • NAME OF AUTHOR

    Philippe Rudaz

  • CATEGORY

    Entrepreneurship & SME

  • YEAR

    2012-12-15

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Georgia has received a fair amount of publicity as a potential investment destination in recent years. The country won praise for its bold approach to reforms and economic policy. While it is true that Georgia made tremendous progress on issues like corruption, this particular examination of the structure of small and mid-sized enter- prises (SMEs) revealed that they face many serious problems that are not yet addressed by the government. There are also a stunning number of self-employed persons, not observed by official statistics, many of whom could be described as “entrepreneur by default” as opposed to “entrepreneur by choice”. These measurement issues show that the notion of “entrepreneurship” should be considered carefully, especially in former Soviet economies like Georgia, and force observers to ask where entrepreneurship actually begins.