Direktinvestitionen in der Zwischenkriegszeit und nach 1990 - erste Ergebnisse eines nicht ganz einfachen Vergleichs
Foreign direct investments have a long tradition in Central East European countries and reached a considerable level already during the interwar period. From an economic point of view, Central Eastern Europe strongly depends on foreign investments - today like in the interwar period. Technological backwardness and a lack of internal sources of capital hampered the development of a self-sufficient economy in the newly founded states of Central Eastern Europe after the First World War as well as after the breakdown of socialism. Nevertheless, foreign direct investment has always been subject to a critical debate too in the host economies. Focusing on a comparison between Poland, Czechoslovakia/Czech Republic, and Hungary, the book deals with the continuities and changes of foreign direct investments in Central Eastern Europe - an issue that has been widely neglected in historical research so far.