The Changing Landscape in Eastern Europe: A Personal Perspective on Philanthropy and Technology Transfer

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Overview

This book shows how philanthropy can be a primary force in the transfer of technology in transitional societies. It demonstrates the necessity of retraining of people and how this endeavor is as important as the technology itself. It is essentially about Hungary, Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Latvia, Estonia, with somewhat smaller emphases on Russia, Romania and South Africa. It chronicles, explains, and analyzes western assistance efforts in Eastern Europe between 1989 and 2000 in the context of the political and economic events of the period, with particular emphasis on the activities of The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Factors that made transfers more or less successful and the role of social institutions and human factors will be highlighted. Significant illustrations include the creation of a small enterprise sectors, MBA programs, economic programs, and new markets and financial institutions. The material provides the reader with a clear understanding of how institutions for economic education emerged in Central and Eastern Europe, what role of US foundations and academic institutions played, and what the interplay with local personalities involved.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780195146691
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 6/28/2002
  • Series: Europe in Transition Series
  • Pages: 488
  • Lexile: 1600L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 9.40 (w) x 6.40 (h) x 1.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Princeton University (Emeritus)
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Table of Contents

Foreword
Introduction
1. The Winds of Change
2. A Survey of Assistance Programs for Eastern Europe
3. The Status Quo and Formulation of an Agenda
4. Building a Program
5. Universities, Priorities, Problems
6. Economics Education
7. Working with Libraries: The Beginning
8. Library Automation: Loose Consortia
9. Library Automation: Tight Consortia
10. Baltic Interlude
11. Management Training at Universities and Colleges
12. Economy and Society
13. Lessons Learned
Notes
Appendix: Links to Institutions
References
Author and Name Index
Subject Index

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