Competitiveness of CEE Economies and Businesses

Multidisciplinary Perspectives on Challenges and Opportunities

  • Piotr Trąpczyński
  • Łukasz Puślecki
  • Mirosław Jarosiński

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Country-Level Developments

  3. Firm-Level Developments

About this book


This book presents peer-reviewed, state-of-the-art conceptual and empirical papers devoted to changes in the international competitive position of the Central and Eastern European (CEE) region, its countries and businesses. While the unprecedented scale of transformation in the CEE region has provided a distinct research setting for international business and economics scholars for more than two decades, there have also been recent discussions about the extent to which the region continues to have a unique business environment. The region's economies have reached different levels of market development and modern business practice adoption, with some of them now frequently classified as advanced economies. Consequently, the same level of heterogeneity among CEE countries can also be observed at the sector and business level. 

The contributions in this book highlight possible sources of competitive advantage for CEE countries and firms, in light of recent intensive debates about the danger of the middle-income trap and the potential solutions to it.


Competitive advantage Regional competitiveness Eco-Innovation BPO destinations Human capital FDI flows Export competitiveness Internationalization strategy

Editors and affiliations

  • Piotr Trąpczyński
    • 1
  • Łukasz Puślecki
    • 2
  • Mirosław Jarosiński
    • 3
  1. 1.Poznań University of Economics and BusinessPoznańPoland
  2. 2.Poznań University of Economics and BusinessPoznańPoland
  3. 3.SGH Warsaw School of EconomicsWarsawPoland

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Business and Management
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-39653-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-39654-5
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