• Aija Vonoga scientific assistant, Rezekne Academy of Technologies, Rezekne (LV)



start-up, expert, surveys, economic, entrepreneurship


Purpose and aim of the study: The aim of the research is to assess the environment of start-ups in the Latvian business and to find out the opinion of startup experts about factors influencing the start-ups. The tasks of the research are the following: Carry out a theoretical analysis of information about Latvian start-ups; To select and take the survey from experts of startups; To summarize results of surveys. Research period – December 2022 until February 2023.

Design / Methodology / Approach: General scientific research methods used in the research: the monographic or descriptive research method, survey method and non-parametric statistic for rank correlation method Kendall's W (Kendall's coefficient of concordance).

Main Findings: In research author concludes that the most important factors, which affects startups are financial management and finding/solving the real problem of the customer. Almost half of respondents considers that the regulatory framework in Latvia is complicated. Author concludes that strategic management skills and financial competencies are the most important competencies to start new entrepreneurship. In the performed calculation experts are relatively unanimous.

Originality: The originality of the research is based on the increase the total number of startups and the dynamic development of start-up companies in Latvia. So far there are just few scientific articles in Latvia about the topic of start-ups. Startup expert interviews are very important in the industry, in order to evaluate the environment of startups.

Implications: The article will promote startup research in Latvia.


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How to Cite

Vonoga, A. (2023). ANALYSIS OF THE STARTUP EXPERT SURVEY RESULTS IN LATVIA. Journal of Regional Economic and Social Development, 15, 85-94.