ISSN 2409-7616

O. Komarova



OxanaV. Komarova –Candidate of economic sciences, Associate Professor of the Department of Economic Theory and Corporate Governance, Ural State University of Economics, Yekaterinburg, Russian Federation, ORCID ID:  0000-0001-6145-2631, E-mail:

Abstract. Microbusiness is the largest small and medium-sized business sector. However, the approaches to the analysis of microbusiness that have developed in the scientific literature do not allow the formation of an effective model of its state support. The purpose of the study is to identify areas of state support for this sector at the present stage on the basis of an analysis of the characteristics of microbusiness. The study is based on the use of methods for reviewing scientific literature on the development and nature of microbusiness, small business and problems of state support, and statistical methods are used in the study to give an idea of the development of microbusiness in the Russian economy. The article first examines the indicators of microbusiness development in Russia, defines its role in the national economy, then carries out a conceptual analysis of the model of state support for microbusiness. Analysis of the literature made it possible to single out the essential features of microbusiness, which include: based on close, family ties, self-reliance and resources, multifunctionality and flexibility of the internal structure, focus on income, rather than on business growth. Based on the analysis of the peculiarities of microbusiness, the directions of its state support focused on expanding the microbusiness sector were identified: the development of entrepreneurial education, inter-firm cooperation, business incubators and accelerators, the formation of tax conditions and the development of digital services for entrepreneurs. Further research into the issues of state support for microbusiness should be based on the institutional concept, the concept of network interactions and the development of social capital. The scientific novelty of the research lies in the development of specific support mechanisms for micro-enterprises. The theoretical and practical significance of the work lies in the fact that the theoretical analysis of the essence of microbusiness allows us to develop practical recommendations for the formation of a model of state support for this sector.

Keywords: small business, microbusiness, microenterprises, government support, inter-firm interaction.


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Komarova O.V. Features of state support for microbusiness. CITISE, 2020, no. 4, pp.538-551. DOI: