The articles contained in this Special Issue were presented at the IX REDETE conference that was held in Ancona on the 15 and 16 of September 2022. The REDETE annual conference (Researching Economic Development and Entrepreneurship in Transition Countries) was started in 2011 with the aim to promote debates and scholarly research on issues concerning economic development in transition countries. REDTE was promoted by the University of Banja Luka in collaboration with other universities in the Western Balkans and the EU, among which Università Politecnica delle Marche