Trade Growth in Transition Economies: Export Impediments for Central and Eastern Europe

Trade Growth in Transition Economies: Export Impediments for Central and Eastern Europe

by Richard N. Cooper
     
 

ISBN-10: 1858986087

ISBN-13: 9781858986081

Pub. Date: 01/01/1997

Publisher: Elgar, Edward Publishing, Inc.

This book presents new original research on the main impediments to exports facing transition economies. It specifically addresses questions such as: Are the impediments to exports mainly external and demand related, or are they associated more with the conditions of supply? How are governments promoting exports now that their influence over enterprise activity has…  See more details below

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This book presents new original research on the main impediments to exports facing transition economies. It specifically addresses questions such as: Are the impediments to exports mainly external and demand related, or are they associated more with the conditions of supply? How are governments promoting exports now that their influence over enterprise activity has been reduced? What strategies have enterprises developed to overcome existing barriers to exports? And what role does foreign investment play in the development of competitive export potential? The authors focus on the export performance of eight small transition economies with special emphasis on the behavior of exporting enterprises. Results of the analysis reveal that in the mid-1990s the companies' inherited conditions and their strategies, as well as the domestic economic situation, are more important in determining export performance than characteristics of demand abroad. The authors conclude that exports have played a key role in the transition economies' recent recovery from recession and that further dismantling of remaining impediments will be critical as these economies become more integrated with the Western world.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781858986081
Publisher:
Elgar, Edward Publishing, Inc.
Publication date:
01/01/1997
Pages:
363
Product dimensions:
6.12(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

List of Figures
List of Tables
Contributors
Introduction and Summary1
Pt. ICountry Studies31
1Bulgaria33
2Estonia61
3Hungary87
4Latvia114
5Romania149
6Slovakia189
7Slovenia227
Pt. IITopical Studies263
8Impediments to the Recovery of Russia's Trade with East European Small Economies265
9Government Policies in Support of Exports in Small Transition Economies303
10Foreign Direct Investment, Exports, and East-West Integration: Theory and Practice329
Index359

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