Constructing Capitalisms: Transforming Business Systems in Central and Eastern Europe

Hardcover | April 21, 2013

byRoderick Martin

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The balance of economic power in Europe is shifting eastwards. Poland, the Czech Republic, Hungary, and Romania have all seen increases in their contributions to international trade and in the rate of GDP growth, whilst other countries have seen declines, and firms in these Central and EasternEuropean economies are becoming increasingly influential participants in international production systems, centred largely on Germany. This book presents an up-to-date, theoretically informed analysis of how these four countries have developed distinctive business systems since the politicalrevolutions that transformed this region in 1989, combining the structures of liberal market capitalism established in the 1990s with practices established earlier. Influenced by the socialist inheritance of communism and increasingly diverse sources of capital, different forms of capitalismdeveloped, less responsive to shareholder interests, and more responsive to managerial and national strategic interests. This book concentrates on changing patterns of ownership and control, means of capital accumulation, the relations among multinationals, regional enterprises, and governments, and the role of the state. Whilst recognizing the role of multinationals in generating export-led growth, the bookemphasizes the central role of government at national and international level. The forms of capitalism under construction differ from expectations common in the 1990s, combining elements from both US/UK and continental European models of capitalism.

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The balance of economic power in Europe is shifting eastwards. Poland, the Czech Republic, Hungary, and Romania have all seen increases in their contributions to international trade and in the rate of GDP growth, whilst other countries have seen declines, and firms in these Central and EasternEuropean economies are becoming increasingl...

Roderick Martin recently retired as Research Fellow at the Centre for Policy Studies at the Central European University (CEU) in Budapest, Hungary, after serving as Professor of Management at the CEU Business School. Previously, at the University of Oxford, he was Official Fellow in Politics and Sociology at Trinity College, and in In...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:368 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.01 inPublished:April 21, 2013Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199657661

ISBN - 13:9780199657667

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction2. Poland, the Czech Republic, Hungary, and Romania: Political and Economic Contexts3. Ownership Transformation4. Capital Accumulation5. Poland, the Czech Republic, Hungary, and Romania in the International Economy6. The Role of the State7. Segmented Capitalisms: One Business System or Several?8. Managing Labour9. Conclusion: Constructing Capitalisms