Received: 2020-09-18  |  Accepted: 2021-01-28  |  Published: 2021-03-30


Managing the institutional environment and impact on the competitiveness of transitional economies


The main unsolved issue in the qualitative research of the "new" institutional economics in the area of the institutional impact on economic growth is how productive institutions occur, i.e., which variables explicitly "stand" behind the institutional "infrastructure" impact on economic growth. The research presents the postulates of the "new" institutional economics, claiming a connection between the institutional structure and the movement of economic growth. Furthermore, the impact of institutional quality on economic growth was analyzed on examples of individual national economies. The comparative method of the assessment based on six criteria: voice and accountability, political stability, government effectiveness, regulatory quality, the rule of law and control of corruption, and the comparison of the GDP per capita of the same as one of the most significant economic indicators, tested the primary hypothesis (H1) in this work: institutions are the fundamental determinant of the long-term success in economy, and the importance of government effectiveness is seen through economic growth, especially long-term growth. The conducted research showed a high level of correlation between institutions' success and the gross domestic product with indications of equal returns per ratio and the fact that the advancement of institutional quality, indirectly through GDP, can lead to the growth of the relative significance of economies.


institutional economics, quality of institutions, GDP per capita, economic growth

JEL classifications

C33 , D02 , O13 , O43






This is an open access issue and all published articles are licensed under a
Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License


Škare, Marinko
Juraj Dobrila University of Pula, Pula, Croatia
Articles by this author in: CrossRef |  Google Scholar

Radolović, Sanja
Juraj Dobrila University of Pula, Pula, Croatia
Articles by this author in: CrossRef |  Google Scholar

Tvaronavičienė, Manuela
Vilnius Gediminas Technical University, Vilnius, Lithuania
General Jonas Žemaitis Military Academy of Lithuania, Vilnius, Lithuania
Articles by this author in: CrossRef |  Google Scholar

Journal title

Entrepreneurship and Sustainability Issues





Issue date

March 2021

Issue DOI


ISSN 2345-0282 (online)


VšĮ Entrepreneurship and Sustainability Center, Vilnius, Lithuania


Google Scholar

Article views & downloads

HTML views: 359  |  PDF downloads: 247