9780415647458

The Emerging Industrial Structure of the Wider Europe

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  • ISBN13:

    9780415647458

  • ISBN10:

    0415647452

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Nonspecific Binding
  • Copyright: 10/23/2013
  • Publisher: Routledge
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Summary

The latest wave of European Union expansion has brought many central and Eastern European countries into the fold. Unlike previous enlargements however, the latest new members are also undergoing radical economic reform as they reintegrate into international economy. This book reviews the changing industrial architecture of the new wider Europe from a "network" perspective, highlighting the importance of the linkages that develop between firms and governments in the new entrants and the EU. It does so on the basis of a series of case studies covering countries, sectors, and firms as well as providing an analysis of the underlying dynamics of production and policy integration. The impressive group of authors go beyond tradition analyses by adopting an interdisciplinary approach drawing on the insights of economics and politics. As such, the book will appeal to students of the EU and enlargement, as well as those with an interest in foreign investment and transition economies.

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