Innovation and Technological Change in Eastern Europe: Pathways to Industrial Recovery

Innovation and Technological Change in Eastern Europe: Pathways to Industrial Recovery

By: Horst Brezinski (editor), Michael Fritsch (editor)Hardback

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Reserach suggests that innovation and technical change are crucial for the econimic recovery of the former centrally planned countries in Central and Eastern Europe. This text analyzes the development of innovation systems and technology in this region from various perspectives.

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Contents

Innovation as a means of economic recovery; systems of innovation in transition; divergence or convergence in research and development and innovation between "East" and "West"; the big bang as a motivating device; innovation as a means of market entry and survival for firms from former socialist countiries; innovation and transformation; the inherited and emerging absorptive capacities of firms - results of a business survey in the Estonian electronics industry; export reorientation and transfer of know-how and technology - the case of Hungarian manufactured export. Human capital and innovation in Eastern and Western Germany; innovation activities in manufacturing industry - and East West comparison.

Product Details

  • publication date: 25/11/1999
  • ISBN13: 9781840642568
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 208
  • ID: 9781840642568
  • weight: 458
  • ISBN10: 1840642564

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