The Changing Landscape in Eastern Europe: A Personal Perspective on Philanthropy and Technology…

Hardcover | December 15, 2001

byRichard E. QuandtAs told byWilliam G. Bowen

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This book shows how philanthropy can be a primary force in the transfer of technology in transitional societies. It demonstrates the necessity of retraining of people and how this endeavor is as important as the technology itself. It is essentially about Hungary, Poland, Czech Republic,Slovakia, Latvia, Estonia, with somewhat smaller emphases on Russia, Romania and South Africa. It chronicles, explains, and analyzes western assistance efforts in Eastern Europe between 1989 and 2000 in the context of the political and economic events of the period, with particular emphasis on theactivities of The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Factors that made transfers more or less successful and the role of social institutions and human factors will be highlighted. Significant illustrations include the creation of a small enterprise sectors, MBA programs, economic programs, and new marketsand financial institutions. The material provides the reader with a clear understanding of how institutions for economic education emerged in Central and Eastern Europe, what role of US foundations and academic institutions played, and what the interplay with local personalities involved.

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This book shows how philanthropy can be a primary force in the transfer of technology in transitional societies. It demonstrates the necessity of retraining of people and how this endeavor is as important as the technology itself. It is essentially about Hungary, Poland, Czech Republic,Slovakia, Latvia, Estonia, with somewhat smaller e...

Richard E. Quandt is at Princeton University.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:488 pages, 6.42 × 9.41 × 1.5 inPublished:December 15, 2001Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195146697

ISBN - 13:9780195146691

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Table of Contents

ForewordIntroduction1. The Winds of Change2. A Survey of Assistance Programs for Eastern Europe3. The Status Quo and Formulation of an Agenda4. Building a Program5. Universities, Priorities, Problems6. Economics Education7. Working with Libraries: The Beginning8. Library Automation: Loose Consortia9. Library Automation: Tight Consortia10. Baltic Interlude11. Management Training at Universities and Colleges12. Economy and Society13. Lessons LearnedNotesAppendix: Links to InstitutionsReferencesAuthor and Name IndexSubject Index