A combination of rigorous analysis and case material; this book is an essential guide to trade and industry developments in Central and Eastern Europe. Its scope encompasses globalization, the business strategies of MNCs, agriculture, services and the dynamics of innovation. It also considers the trading relationships of these countries with Russia as well as the influence of trade on the democratization of states formerly belonging to the USSR.
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Contents: Foreword, Dr. Zeljko Rohatinski, Governor of the Croatian National Bank; Preface; Introduction, Bruno S. Sergi, William T. Bagatelas, and Jana Kubicová; New industry policy in the post-communist countries: globalization, regionalization, FDI and multinationals, Aristidis Bitzenis; International expansion strategies: a novel framework and its application to the ten new EU countries, Dirk Panhans and Lutz Kaufmann; How international trade ties influence democratization: the case of the post-Soviet states, Mikhail Balaev and Caleb Southworth; The making of the concept of the EU-Russia common economic space, Evgeny Vinokurov; The dynamics of innovation in post-communist countries: opportunities and challenges, Per Högselius; Alternative international trade policies and the role of foreign aid for transition economies, John Marangos; Agriculture reforms and development in East-Central Europe, Pavel Ciaian and Ján Pokrivcák; Practices and policies in building relationships with stakeholders, Dovile Juršyte and Gediminas Ramanauskas; The state of the capitalist state in East-Central Europe: towards the Porterian workfare post-national regime?, Jan Drahokoupil; Index.
Bruno S. Sergi teaches International Economics at the University of Messina, Italy. He is a Visiting Fellow with the University of Greenwich Business School, London and a Fellow with the Contemporary Europe Research Centre at the University of Melbourne, Australia. His research interests include economic policy, transition economics and European economics. He has lectured in Eastern Europe and in the United States, has published several books and has research experience at various Central Banks and the International Monetary Fund. William T. Bagatelas teaches International Relations, International Business and Political Science at City University Bratislava, Slovakia. He is a Visiting Professor of Business Ethics at Central European University in Budapest, Lecturer of International Relations, European Union Studies and Political Economy at the New Anglo-American College in Prague and Lecturer in Globalization and Business Ethics Studies at the University of New York in Prague. He is a former researcher with a national non-profit organization in the US that advised the US Congress and Senate, and has co-edited four books concerning Central and Eastern European business, economics, politics and ethics. Jana Kubicova teaches International Taxation and Public Finance at the Faculty of National Economy, University of Economics Bratislava, Slovakia. Jana Kubicova has published several titles previously on business economics, and current research interests include the EU as a world actor, the EU in the international financial architecture, and the external aspects of the EU's internal policies applying interdisciplinary approach.