The Globalization of Industry and Innovation in Eastern Europe

The Globalization of Industry and Innovation in Eastern Europe

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'The topic is important and neglected and has major implications for the types of industrial policy that make any sense in transition countries. the clear message of this book is that protective science and technology policies would, for the most part, be a total waste of money. What is needed now is internationalization and a demand-driven approach, exactly the opposite of the former nationally based and supply-led systems existing under socialism.' - Paul Hare, Heriot-Watt University Edinburgh, UK 'Here is a book that goes beyond the abstractions and platitudes of conventional qtransition economicsq to look at what is really happening on the ground in the post-socialist countries of Eastern Europe . . . the Globalization of Industry and Innovation in Eastern Europe presents a provocative but richly documented assessment of the central dynamic issues facing the East European economies today.' - David Dyker, SPRU - Science and Technology Policy Research, University of Sussex, UK In this important book, industrial and enterprise reform over the last decade in Eastern Europe is critically reviewed in light of increasing Eastern integration into the global economy. the authors argue for the further globalization of Eastern European enterprise networks as a condition for recovery and growth in the region. Empirical evidence is provided from five industrial sectors (car industry, telecommunication, shipbuilding, computers, software), including case studies and international comparisons.The primary producers are Rdba (diesel engines and axles for commercial vehicles), Bakony Muvek (electrical parts), ... Knorr-Bremse (brakes), ADA, Pre- cast and Le Belier (all foundries), GE Tungsram (lighting) and Taurus (rubber parts). ... Ford (electrical parts), Cascade and Happich (plastic parts), Denso (fuel pumps), ITT Automotive (electrical parts and ... These two sectors increased their sales significantly: the 1997 output Reintegration of the Hungarian automotive industry 105.

Title:The Globalization of Industry and Innovation in Eastern Europe
Author:Christian von Hirschhausen, Jürgen Bitzer
Publisher:Edward Elgar Publishing - 2000-01-01


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