Industrial Competitiveness And Restructuring In Enlarged Europe: How Accession Countries Catch Up…

Hardcover | November 15, 2007

EditorIraj Hashi, Paul J. Welfens, Anna Wziatek-Kubiak

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This book is about changes in the competitiveness and the restructuring of manufacturing industries in the three leading transition economies of Central Europe (Poland, Hungary and the Czech Republic), their integration into the European Union, and their catching up with the old member states in the pre-accession period.

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This book is about changes in the competitiveness and the restructuring of manufacturing industries in the three leading transition economies of Central Europe (Poland, Hungary and the Czech Republic), their integration into the European Union, and their catching up with the old member states in the pre-accession period.

IRAJ HASHI is Professor of Economics and Director of the Centre for Research on Emerging Economies at Staffordshire University Business School, UK.PAUL J. WELFENS is Professor, Chair of Macroeconomics and Jean Monnet Chair of European Economic Integration at the European Institute for International Economic Relations (EIIW), Germany.A...
Format:HardcoverDimensions:256 pages, 8.8 × 5.79 × 0.86 inPublished:November 15, 2007Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230521568

ISBN - 13:9780230521568

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Introduction and Overview * PART 1: CHANGES IN THE COMPETITIVENESS OF MANUFACTURING INDUSTRIES IN THE THREE ACCESSSION COUNTRIES: MICROECONOMIC AND INSTITUTIONAL FACTORS * How Do the New Member States Cope with Competition in the EU Market--A.Wziatek-Kubiak & I.Magda * Can Government Policy Improve Industrial Competitiveness? Empirical Evidence from New Accession Countries--I.Hashi & D.Hajdukovic * The Interdependency of Real Exchange Rate, Trade, Innovation, Structural Change and Growth--P.Welfens * Comments on the Impact of the Real Exchange Rate on Trade, Structural Change and Growth--M.Brandmeier * Networking and Competitiveness--R.Woodward & P.Wojcik * PART 2: DETERMINANTS OF CHANGES IN THE STRUCTURE OF MANUFACTURING PRODUCTION AND TRADE SPECIALISATION * The Process of Structural Change and its Determinants in Polish Manufacturing, 1995 -2003--K.Marczewski & K.Szczygielski * Structural Change, Productivity and Performance: Some Evidence for Irish Manufacturing--M.O'Donnell * What Drives Trade Specialization in the New EU Member States?--D.Borbely * Comments on Changes in Specialization within the EU Market as an Effect of Candidate Countries Integration--M.Brandmeier * PART 3: POLICY IMPLICATIONS * Enlargement and Industrial Competitiveness: Policy Implications for the New and Old Member States of the EU--J.N.Ferrer & D.Kernohan