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Brexit and the Consequences for International Competitiveness

  • Arkadiusz Michał Kowalski

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxxii
  2. Mariusz-Jan Radło
    Pages 141-159
  3. Tomasz M. Napiórkowski
    Pages 183-203
  4. Piotr Ostaszewski
    Pages 205-218
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 307-311

About this book


This book provides a study on the impact of Brexit on international competitiveness and in doing so, presents a theoretical account of regional disintegration. In recent decades, the theory of regional economic integration has expanded following growing integration processes taking place not only in Europe, but in other continents too. The result of the EU Referendum in the United Kingdom on 23 June 2016 revealed that regional integration does not have to be a one-way process as was perceived for many years. Despite well-developed models of economic integration within economic theory, there still lacks an analytical explanation of the mechanics of disintegration. For many years, integration was commonly perceived as a beneficial process, and while disintegration is not desirable, this led to normative bias in the research on regional integration. This book, therefore, makes an important contribution to theoretical and empirical developments of regional economic disintegration.


Brexit Disintegration International trade Foreign direct investment Research and development sector, Post-Brexit Europe European Policy of Germany Bilateral trade China's 'One Belt One Road' Initiative

Editors and affiliations

  • Arkadiusz Michał Kowalski
    • 1
  1. 1.Collegium of World EconomySGH Warsaw School of EconomicsWarsawPoland

About the editors

Arkadiusz Michał Kowalski is Associate Professor and Head of the East Asian Research Unit at the World Economy Research Institute in the Warsaw School of Economics, Poland. His research and academic teaching focuses on innovation systems, clusters, international competitiveness, internationalization of firms, and economies in East and South-East Asia. He has been involved as a manager or researcher in different European or domestic research projects in these areas, which has resulted in more than 50 publications, including books, chapters, articles in scientific journals and expert reports. He is a member of the Association of Polish Economists and of the Microeconomics of Competitiveness (MOC) Network, coordinated by the Institute for Strategy and Competitiveness, Harvard Business School, Boston, USA.

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