This book focuses on Czech and Slovak firms and the changes they are making to survive the emerging market economy in the Czech and Slovak Republics. It illustrates how various industries and specific companies are responding to the challenges of privatization.
Part One: The Economic Situation of Central and Eastern Europe 1. Reforming the Economies of Central and Eastern Europe 2. Economic and Social Reforms in the Czech and Slovak Republics Part Two: Managerial Behavior and Entrepreneurship 3. Transformation Management in Czechoslovakia 4. Ferox Manufactured Products and Air Products and Chemicals: A Joint Venture 5. Downsizing of Personnel at the Slovakia Steel Company 6. Ecofluid 7. The Czechoslovak Management Center: Institution Building and Organizational Design Part Three: Privatization and Meeting Market Demands 8. Ex-Emigre Entrepreneur Viktor Kozeny and the Harvard Group 9. Czechoslovak Airlines: Pricing in a Market Environment 10. Glavunion: The Privatization Option 11. Lusico: In Search of Market Opportunities 12. Electro-Products Limited 13. Total Quality Management in Czechoslovakia Part Four: Conclusion 14. Lessons Learned