The latest wave of European Union expansion has brought many central and Eastern European countries into the fold. Unlike previous enlargements however, the latest new members are also undergoing radical economic reform as they reintegrate into international economy.
This book reviews the changing industrial architecture of the new wider Europe from a "network" perspective, highlighting the importance of the linkages that develop between firms and governments in the new entrants and the EU. It does so on the basis of a series of case studies covering countries, sectors, and firms as well as providing an analysis of the underlying dynamics of production and policy integration.
The impressive group of authors go beyond tradition analyses by adopting an interdisciplinary approach drawing on the insights of economics and politics. As such, the book will appeal to students of the EU and enlargement, as well as those with an interest in foreign investment and transition economies.
Table of Contents
1. Introduction - Francis McGowan, Slavo Radosevic and Nick von Tunzelmann
2. Industry Integration in the pan-European Economy: a review ot theoretical and empirical issues - Slavo Radosevic and Francis McGowan
3. Network Alignment in the Catching-up Economies of Europe - Nick von Tunzelmann
4. State Strategy and Regional Integration - the EU and Enlargement - Francis McGowan
5. Industrial Networks in Central and Eastern Europe at the Firm Level: summary and overview of ten case studies - Slavo Radosevic and Deniz Eylem Yoruk
6. Network Realignment in the CEE Food-processing Industry - Nick von Tunzelmann and Deniz Eylem Yoruk
7. Patterns of Industrial Upgrading in the Clothing Industry in Poland and Romania - Deniz Eylem Yoruk
8. The Electronics Industry in Central and Eastern Europe: an emerging production location in the alignment of networks persective - Slavo Radosevic
9. Policy and Production Integration in the Central European Electricity Industry - Francis McGowan
10. Foreign Direct Investment and Indigenous Industry in Ireland: a review of the evidence - T.P. O'Connor
11. Integration of Slovenai into EU and Global Industrial Networks - Matija Rojec and Andreja Jaklic
12. FDI and Industrial Networks in Hungary - Judit Hamar
13. Industrialization and Internationalization in the Spanish Economy - Jose Molero
14. Markets and Networks in Romania - sytematic unrest or life after disorganization? - Geomina Turlea and Cezar Mereuta
15. The Integration of Poland into EU and Global Industrial Networks: evidence and the main challenges - Stefan Dunin-Wasowicz, Michal Gorzynski and Richard Woodward
16. Network Alignment and pan-European Industry Networks: conclusions, contributions and policy implications - Francis McGowan, Slavo Radosevic and Nick von Tunzelmann