Estonia, the new EU economy : building a Baltic miracle? /
edited by Helena Hannula, Slavo Radosevic and Nick von Tunzelmann.
Aldershot ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, 2006.
xviii, 372 p. : ill.
0754645614 (alk. paper)
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Aldershot ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, 2006.
0754645614 (alk. paper)
contents note
Introduction -- Country assessments growth and financial developments -- Structural and organizational changes -- Internationalization and international networks -- Conclusion.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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"This book is an original and important contribution to expanding our knowledge about the transition economies of Central and Eastern European opens up an exciting new research agenda for transition studies, focusing on the micro- and on the macro-level of institutional factors. The book is an unavoidable reference to scholars interested in the field of transition economies, institutional economics and the economics of European integration at large."Susana Borrás, Roskilde University, Denmark"This comprehensive update of the Estonian economy examines technological, economic, social and political issues met by all the new member states, and scientifically assesses their comparative advantages and weaknesses. Attractive to Baltic, European and global audiences, the volume is an outstanding example of the productive use of a post-Schumpeterian approach to capitalism combined with a post-Vernonian view of economic globalisation. Refreshing after the French-Dutch 'no' vote."Professor Wladimir Andreff, University Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne, France
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Long Description
Estonia is regarded by many as one of the most hopeful cases for the integration of Eastern Europe into the enlarged European Union. It provides positive examples of how the integration process can be well handled, but at the same time some of the contentious issues that can arise. This book assesses the tensions involved in the development of the Estonian economy in terms of growth, convergence, financial development, labour reallocation, structural and organizational change, and the role of foreign companies and international networks. The analysis of Estonia is placed within a broader context and among a wider set of nations and thus aims at understanding the potential for growth and structural change in the eastern part of the enlarged EU. In these and related fields, the book seeks to draw lessons from Estonia for other new (and indeed future) EU accession countries.
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The contributors in this volume assess the tensions involved in the development of the Estonian economy in terms of growth, convergence, financial development, labour reallocation, structural and organizational change, and the role of foreign companies and international networks.
Table of Contents
Introduction: Central and Eastern Europe countries and EU accession
Country Assessments - Growth and Financial Developments: An analysis of the convergence process in the transition countries
Sustainability of the Estonian macroeconomic performance in the light of the EMU membership
Financial constraints in investment: panel data results from Estonia, 1995-1999
Structural and Organizational Changes: Job creation and job destruction in Estonia: labour reallocation and structural changes
Sources of innovation in the Estonian forest and wood cluster
Interactions of cultural elements: Estonian organizations in the Pan-Baltic mirror
Estonian organizations - the subjects for transformation
Internationalization and International Networks: The role of foreign ownership in the internationalization of Estonian enterprises: a case study
Reasons for de-internationalization - an analysis of Estonian manufacturing companies
Foreign subsidiary autonomy and performance in five central and East European countries
The impact of emerging international networks on the strategic autonomy of foreign owned Estonian companies
Conclusion: Conclusions from the European periphery to the core?
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