Foreign Direct Investment in Central and Eastern Europe (inbunden)
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1st ed. 2017
Springer International Publishing AG
Szent-Iványi, Balázs (ed.)
Bibliographie 51 schwarz-weiße Abbildungen
24 Illustrations, color; 4 Illustrations, black and white; XVIII, 266 p. 28 illus., 24 illus. in col
211 x 152 x 20 mm
454 g
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Foreign Direct Investment in Central and Eastern Europe (inbunden)

Foreign Direct Investment in Central and Eastern Europe

Post-crisis Perspectives

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This book examines how foreign direct investment (FDI) inflows to Central and Eastern Europe have changed after the Great Recession. It argues that beyond their cyclical effects, the economic crisis and the changing competitiveness of Central and Eastern European countries have had structural impacts on FDI in the region. FDI has traditionally been viewed as the key driver of national development, but the apparent structural shift means that focusing on cheap labour as a competitive advantage is no longer a viable strategy for the countries in the region. The authors argue that these countries need to move beyond the narrative of upgrading (attracting FDI inflows with increasingly higher value added), and focus on ensuring greater value capture instead. A potential way for doing this is by developing the conditions in which innovative national companies can emerge, thrive and eventually develop into lead firms of global value chains. The book provides readers with a highly informative account of the reasons why this shift is necessary, as well as diverse perspectives and extensive discussions on the dynamics and structural impacts of FDI in post-crisis Central and Eastern Europe.
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"This book sets out to describe and analyse the main developments in foreign direct investment (FDI), in terms of volume and structure ... . For readers interested in CEE and the EU, this book can also provide valuable insights. The new trends it documents and analyses have not been reflected so far in appropriate policy responses. In this respect the volume provides policymakers with practical evidence and policy suggestions they would do well to consider and act upon." (Liliana Pop, Europe-Asia Studies, Vol. 70 (7), 2018)

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Balazs Szent-Ivanyi is a lecturer in Politics and International Relations at Aston University, Birmingham, UK. He also holds an associate professor position at Corvinus University, Budapest, Hungary.


Introduction: The Changing Patterns of FDI; Balazs Szent-Ivanyi.- 1. Post-crisis Crossroads for FDI in CEE; Kalman Kalotay.- 2. Czech FDI Performance: Between Global Value Chains and Domestic Reforms; Tereza De Castro and Pavel Hnat.- 3. Foreign Direct Investment in Slovakia: The Tatra Tiger Gone Tame?; Martin Grancay and Nora Grancay.- 4. Latecomers may be Admitted: Foreign Direct Investment between the CEE Countries; Magdolna Sass.- 5. Upgrading and Value Capture in Global Value Chains in Hungary: More Complex than what the Smile-curve Suggests; Andrea Szalavetz.- 6. Inequalities of Accumulation - The Case of Central and Eastern Europe; Annamaria Artner.- 7. Multinational Banks: Protective Factors of Financial Stability in Central and Eastern Europe?; Gabor Kutasi.- 8. Investment Promotion in the Visegrad Countries: A Comparative Analysis; Agnes Toroes, Adam Meszaros and Akos Dani.- 9. Competitiveness and Investment Promotion in Bulgaria and Romania; Sorin Gabriel Anton.- Conclusions: Prospects for FDI-led Development in a Post-crisis world; Balazs Szent-Ivanyi.