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EU Integration and the Prospects for Catch-Up Development in ceecs - The Determinants of the Productivity Gap - PRODUCTIVITY GAP, Final Report, EUR 23154

Project ID: HPSE-CT-2001-00065
Funded under: FP5-HUMAN POTENTIAL

Abstract

The project 'EU Integration and the Prospects for Catch-Up Development in CEECs - The Determinants of the Productivity Gap' was concerned with establishing knowledge about determinants of lower levels of productivity in the new member states of Central East Europe (CEE). This knowledge pertains to the most important determinants of aggregate (labour) productivities: sectoral structures of specialisation both in domestic production and in foreign trade; conditions within National Innovation Systems of CEECs; potentials for technology transfer via foreign direct investment in the regions; deficiencies of manufacturing firms in the new member states of Estonia, Poland, the Czech and Slovak Republics, Hungary and Slovenia. This knowledge is comparative in nature (between CEECs and with the EU). The project generated in particular two unique databases by way of field work, the 'CEE subsidiary database' focussed on the relationship between parent, subsidiary, and host economy, and the 'CEE firm-specific productivity determinants database' focussed on machinery, cosmetics, electrotechnical, and furniture manufacturers. The knowledge and databases were generated with a view on providing the necessary knowledge to devise economic policy both at national and EU levels to assist swift catching up of CEECs to West European productivity levels.

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Record Number: 9084 / Last updated on: 2008-04-14
Category: MISC