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

Cooper RN & Gacs J (1997). Trade Growth in Transition Economies. Export Impediments for Central and Eastern Europe. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar. ISBN 1

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Abstract

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 internal 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 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 demands 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.

The book will be essential for policy makers, governments and private sector business as well as for academics who analyze trade developments in Central and Eastern Europe and propose relevant policies to tackle impediments to exports.

Item Type: Book
Research Programs: Economic Transition and Integration (ETI)
Bibliographic Reference: Edward Elgar, Cheltenham, UK [1997]
Depositing User: IIASA Import
Date Deposited: 15 Jan 2016 02:08
Last Modified: 17 Feb 2016 12:22
URI: http://pure.iiasa.ac.at/5155

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