FDI, Producitivity and Economic Restructuring in Central and Eastern Europe

This introducturory chapter of Part II of the book represents a comparative overview of economic development and the changing conditions for and results of FDI as a mechanism of productivity growth in Estonia, Hungary, Poland, the Slovakia-Republic, Slovenia. By summarising briefly the main similarities and differences by countries depend on their different stages in FDI attractiveness, labour productivity, economic development levels and restructuring by technology intensity.

31. December 2005

Authors Judit Hamar Johannes Stephan

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Empirical Studies: Results of a Fieldwork Project

Judit Hamar Johannes Stephan

in: Foreign Direct Investment and Technology Transfer in Transition Countries: Theory – Method of Research – Empirical Evidence, 2005


The second empirical analysis is based on a fieldwork project conducted between 2002 and 2003, which generated a large and unique database on 438 foreign subsidiaries in a selection of CEECs, namelay the Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Poland, Slovakia and Slovenia. The field work was done between 2002 and 2003 by the use of a concise, two-page questionnaire, sent out to the largest foreign investment subsidiaries in the countries named. The questionnaire is presented in the Appendix to this book.In terms of methodology, the field work analysis focuses on the relationship between subsidiaries of MNEs which invested in CEE and their parent network, on the one hand, and the relationship between the subsidiaries and the local host economy, on the other.

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