Hidden Champions in CEE and Turkey

Carving Out a Global Niche

  • Peter McKiernan
  • Danica Purg

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Peter McKiernan, Danica Purg
    Pages 1-7
  3. Melita Balas Rant
    Pages 9-18
  4. Ian Sutherland, Danica Purg
    Pages 19-36
  5. Nenad Brkić, Denis Berberović
    Pages 69-79
  6. Pavel Lebedev
    Pages 95-107
  7. Vasilika Kume, Anisa Kume
    Pages 109-126
  8. Pavel Daneyko, Pavel Golenchenko
    Pages 127-140
  9. Nenad Brkić, Denis Berberović
    Pages 141-162
  10. Mislav Ante Omazić, Rebeka Danijela Vlahov
    Pages 163-181
  11. Rein Riisalu, Anu Leppiman
    Pages 183-199
  12. Miklós Stocker, Péter Szlávik
    Pages 201-217
  13. Arnis Sauka
    Pages 219-244
  14. Mijalce Santa, Ljubomir Kekenovski
    Pages 245-260
  15. Bogdan Rusu
    Pages 261-278
  16. Irina I. Skorobogatykh, Olga V. Saginova, Zhanna B. Musatova
    Pages 279-305
  17. Vesna Rašković Depalov, Marija Todorović, Sanja Marinković
    Pages 307-330
  18. Janka Táborecká-Petrovičová, Jaroslav Ďaďo, Tamara Bobáková
    Pages 331-355
  19. Melita Balas Rant
    Pages 357-381
  20. Türkan Yosun, Dilek Çetindamar
    Pages 383-405
  21. Nataliia Palii, Viktor Oksenyuk
    Pages 407-427
  22. Back Matter
    Pages 429-437

About this book


This book presents hidden champions in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) and Turkey that have been studied as a joint project between CEEMAN and IEDC-Bled School of Management, Slovenia. This is an outcome of extensive research undertaken by over 30 researchers and covers 15 countries from Russia to Albania; covering many contexts, political systems, cultures and infrastructures. The reader is provided with a detailed introduction to the concept of hidden champions and describes the cases studied in this project. This book is an invaluable resource providing a culmination of interdisciplinary, cross-study chapters ranging from leadership to performance drivers; from organization to culture and governance; from innovativeness to sustainability and further to the financial aspects of hidden champions business models. These meta level chapters are followed by 15 country-specific chapters which provide an overview of each country’s history, economic indicators and vignettes of the cases involved in this study. ​


CEE Countries Entrepreneurship Governance Hidden champions Innovative technologies Sustainability

Editors and affiliations

  • Peter McKiernan
    • 1
  • Danica Purg
    • 2
  1. 1.Strathclyde Business SchoolUniversity of StrathclydeGlasgowUnited Kingdom
  2. 2.CEEMAN and IEDC-Bled School of ManagementBledSlovenia

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