Estonia's entrepreneurs: liberal community or ethnic separateness?
Опубликовано на портале: 27-07-2005
The paper presents a study
if integration processes in Estonia's business community and its perceptions by the
actors in the field. The issue is scrutinized whether the Soviet-time separation
of economy into a local (Estonian) and a 'Union' (now referred to as a Russian or
non-Estonian) sectors is still retained. Results of three focus-groups - Estonians,
non-Estonians and mixed corporations owned by individuals or respective ethnic origin
- serve as a data base. Due to rational character of their activities and respectively
to the minimal
inclination to ethnic prejudices business communities are often regarded and a kind
of key groups working for an integration. This is what renders studies among these
group members especially interesting.