Russian Small Business in the First Half of 2022: between Scylla and Charybdis

Publication type Article
Status Published
National Research University “Higher School of Economics”
Institute of Sociology of FCTAS RAS
Address: Russian Federation, Moscow
Journal nameSotsiologicheskie issledovaniya
EditionIssue 9

The article analyzes on the basis of two waves of the small business longitudinal study of the Institute "Public Opinion Fund" (February and May 2022) the strategies of behavior of small businesses in the context of the gradual lowering of the effects of the pandemic and the sudden shock changes in the economy which began after the beginning of sanctions undertaken by a number of countries in connection with the conflicts around Ukraine.

The main conclusions: first, there was no sharp deterioration in well-being between February and May 2022; secondly, the assessment of the general economic situation on the part of small businesses has not become (yet) more negative; third, small businesses have begun to adapt to the changes that are taking place; fourth, almost half of the respondents do not think about the support measures proposed by the state (because they do not believe in the possibility of receiving assistance, or in its effectiveness, or simply do not trust the state and do not want to talk about this topic).

<p >Directions of further research and some applied conclusions are formulated.

Keywordssmall entrepreneurship, strategies, pandemic, sanctions, Russia, longitudinal survey
Publication date29.09.2022
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