Entrepreneurship and Work in the Gig Economy: The Case of the Western Balkans


I Theoretical Perspectives of GlobalizationGlobal Business FlowsIntroductionBasic Concept and Different Dimensions of GlobalizationGlobophilia and GlobophobiaConclusionII Globalization and EntrepreneurshipEntrepreneurship: Past, Present and FutureThe Development of Entrepreneurship Through History and Shift of Globalization to a More Digital FormMotivation Factors When Starting a BusinessGlobal Entrepreneurship TrendsBusiness EnvironmentConclusionReferencesIII Digital EntrepreneurshipEnterprise Digital Transformation Toward Network VirtualizationThe Digital Enterprise Concept and Its VirtualizationIntroductionCompany NetworkingEmployee AgilityFeatures of Employee AgilityDifferent Roles of Virtual Teams in the Realization of the Virtual Companies’ FunctionsImportance of Communication in Virtual EnterprisesAreas of Electronic CommunicationThe Complexity of Putting Together Project TeamsConclusionReferencesExploring the Synergistic Potential in Virtual University and Virtual EnterpriseIntroductionThe Concept of Distance LearningProspects for the Development of Education via the InternetCreative Education as a Strategic Form of EducationEncouraging Individuality in EducationDevelopment of an Education Strategy Based on the Choice of Teaching and LearningThe Effects of Educational Strategies to Encourage IndividualityThe Impact of Information Technologies on EducationIntegration of a Virtual University and a Virtual EnterpriseModeling the Integration of a Virtual University and a Virtual EnterpriseConclusionReferencesIV Changing Nature of Work in the Digital EraThe Transformation of Work in a Global Knowledge EconomyThe Impact of Globalization on New Forms of Labor and EmploymentTypes of Platform CompaniesChanged Manager RoleStrengthening Digital Entrepreneurial Skills in the Western Balkans: Long-Term and Short-Term GoalsGlobal Gig Economic IndexRepresentation of the Gig Economy in the Western Balkans: Case Study of MontenegroResearch MethodKey Findings and DiscussionConclusionReferencesV Organizational and Entrepreneurial ResilienceResilience and EntrepreneurshipOrganizational ResilienceThe Modern Concept of ResilienceResilience and CompetitivenessRegional Resilience in Times of a Pandemic Crisis: The Case of MontenegroResearch MethodKey Findings and DiscussionConclusionReferencesThe Resilient EntrepreneurEntrepreneurial ResilienceMethodologyKey Findings and DiscussionConclusionReferencesVI Economic and Social Impact of Global Ecosystem on Progress in MontenegroEconomic Prosperity in the Western Balkans and MontenegroThe Economic Prospects and Further ProsperityEconomic Prosperity of MontenegroThe Legatum Global Prosperity IndexThe Pillars of Montenegro’s Economic ProgressConclusionReferencesMeasuring Quality of LifeThe Social Prospects: Quality of Life Indicators in MontenegroIntroductionTheoretical Concept of ResearchResearch MethodKey FindingsConclusionSocial Prospects of Montenegro: IndexesDemocracy IndexCorruption Perception IndexGlobal Health Security IndexSocial Progress IndexGlobal Multidimensional Poverty IndexGlobal Gender Gap IndexHuman Freedom indexConclusionReferencesMeasuring Professional LifeProfessional Life in Montenegro: ResearchResearch MethodKey FindingsConclusionReferencesAbout the Authors