Enterpreneurial Study 2012

Survey report in english
Presentation of the report

The survey aimed to describe the reasons and ways in which small enterprises expand across the borders to the neighbouring countries, i.e. Estonia or Latvia, and included questions about entrepreneurs’ experiences in the expansion process, launching operations, and the specificities of the local business environment. In so far as people use their knowledge and previous experience in making decisions, then how many and which activities were planned in advance, prior to launching cross-border activities?

For this study, the qualitative method of data collection was used to conduct sixteen semi-structured interviews with the owners and CEOs of Estonian and Latvian small- and medium-sized enterprises, as well as four focus group interviews where 10 companies participated. Thematic analysis was used as a method for data analysis.