Restructuring Eastern Europe brings together a distinguished group of scholars and experts who discuss the transition process in Eastern Europe at the microeconomic level.
The restructuring and privatization of enterprises has not kept pace with the macroeconomic success that has been achieved in some formerly centrally planned countries. The contributors discuss the ideological, institutional, socio-political and financial problems resulting from the transition process. New insights into complex microeconomic issues such as the dispersion of foreign direct investment, privatization and company management, entrepreneurship and supply-chain development are also discussed. Special attention is paid to the roles of corporate governance, technological integration, the role of environmental and regional policies and the reform of the banking system.
This innovative book presents a comprehensive overview of the varying levels of success of the policies of different countries. It will prove invaluable to research scholars, postgraduate students and officials in government agencies concerned with restructuring the economies of Eastern Europe.
Edited by Soumitra Sharma, Professor of Economics and Associate Dean, Economics Faculty, University of Zagreb, Croatia
Contents: Introduction (B. Donnorummo) 1. Major Issues in Restructuring and Transition in Eastern Europe (S. Sharma) 2. Industrial Restructuring and Supply Chain Development in Eastern Europe (M. Bateman) 3. Corporate Governance and Decision Making: A Case Study (P. Sikavica) 4. Entrepreneurship in the Turbulent Environment of Eastern Europe (M. A. Marinov) 5. Efficiency Under Restructuring from a Microeconomic Perspective (V. Benacek, D. Shemetilo and A. Petrov) 6. Public Investment Expenditure and Regional Development in Transitional Economies (A. Bogunovic) 7. Policies for Control of Air Pollution in Central and Eastern Europe (J. Steedman) 8. Regional Dispersion of Foreign Direct Investment in Eastern Europe (I. Druzic) 9. Technological Integration and Global Marginalization of Central and East European Economies: The Role of FDI and Alliances (S. Radosevic and D. Dyker) 10. Financial Fragility in the Banking System of Transitional Economies in Eastern Europe (J. Toporowski) 11. The Transformation and Demise of Self-managed Firms in Croatia, Macedonia FRY and Slovenia (W. Bartlett) 12. Restructuring of the Banks in Albania (S. Cani) 13. Company Restructuring and Business Analysis (J. Tintor) 14. Banking Sector Reforms in Croatia: Problems and Prospects (M. Skreb) Index