About the Author
Laszlo Bruszt is Professor of Sociology at the Department of Social and Political Sciences of the European University Institute, Firenze. His earlier research on the economic and political transformation in the post-communist countries resulted in several scholarly articles and the award-winning book (with David Stark) Post-Socialist Pathways. His current work on the interplay between transnationalization, institutional development and economic change has resulted inarticles in such scholarly journals as Review of International Political Economy and Studies in Comparative International Development as well as the edited volume (with Ronald Holzhacker) The Transnationalization of States, Economies and Civil Societies. New Modes of Governance in Europe (Springer,2009).Gerald A. McDermott is Associate Professor of International Business at the Darla Moore School of Business of the University of South Carolina and is a Senior Research Fellow at IAE Business School in Argentina. He was previously Assistant Professor of Multinational Management at the Wharton School of Business. He specializes in international business and political economy, mainly on issues of institutional change, innovation, risk, and corporate strategy in emerging market countries,particularly East-Central Europe and Latin America. His book, Embedded Politics: Industrial Networks and Institutional Change in Post-Communism (University of Michigan Press, 2002), was a finalist for APSA's 2003 Woodrow Wilson Foundation Award for the Best Book on government, politics, and internationalaffairs.