Innovation and Technological Change in Eastern Europe: Pathways to Industrial Recovery
Michael Fritsch, Horst Brezinski, Horst Dieter Brezinski
Edward Elgar Publishing, 1999 - Technology & Engineering - 196 pages
Papers from a summer 1996 conference discuss innovation's role in the transformation of post-socialist countries of Central and Eastern Europe to a market economic system. Discussion encompasses research and development in the East and West, gradualis
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accumulated analysis Audretsch Baden big bang CEECs competition diffusion dominant paradigm East German firms eastern Germany EBRD electronics emerging absorptive capacities employment enterprises Estonian export channels factors firms from former foreign firms foreign partner former socialist countries growth human capital Hungarian Hungary important incentives increase indicators inherited absorptive capacities innovation activities innovation process innovation systems innovative firms input institutional investment Iron Curtain knowledge labor costs manufacturing market economy market entry nomenklatura non-innovative firms number of employees number of firms OECD organization organizational output overlapping generations model patents percent post-socialism post-socialist privatized process innovations product innovation product life cycle PSEs R&D activities R&D intensity R&D personnel Radosevic reforms regime regions restructuring role sample Saxony Section sector share significant skill structure skilled labor state-owned strategy Table technological path transformation transition countries transition economies turnover types variables wages West workers