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On Economic Sanctions, Okun's Misery Index, Male Premature Mortality, and Possible Directions of Small Enterprise Development in Russia

Journal of East-West Business. 2014. Vol. 20. No. 4. P. 243-255.

The article studies the possible measures to increase the sustainability of Russia’ economic development on the background of current hostilities with the West. I argue that the development of small enterprises can assist to overcome the worst consequences of sanctions—the fall in male life expectancy as the analysis demonstrated a strong relationship between the share of small and medium businesses (SMEs) in the national economy and the life expectance of males. Several suggestions on how to increase the share of SMEs in the Russian economy are proposed.