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Industrial restructuring in the NIS: experiences of and lessons from the new EU member states

Objective

This project will analyze the recent patterns of industrial restructuring in the new EU member and in selected NIS in order to reveal the role played by the varying degree of economic integration in the progress of economic transition and restructuring, a ctivities of foreign investors (especially regarding technology transfer, innovation activities, management practices and resulting changes in production and trade specialization). It will also explore the potential for a closer economic cooperation betw een the enlarged EU and its new neighbors in the NIS, prospects for a closer economic integration in the NIS, and contribute to the relevant policy discussions. The topics to be analyzed include patterns of industrial restructuring in ACs and NIS, EU-NIS trade specialization (including country- and industry-specific studies), challenges of EU enlargement and WTO accession for the NIS, prospects for EU integration and the regional integration in the NIS, the role of inward and outward FDI in both ACs an d NIS, emerging industrial clusters in the Baltic Sea region, innovation policies and innovation activities at the company level. The participation of researchers from the EU and the NIS takes advantage of the existing know-how on economic transition an d integration from the countries on EU-NIS borders. Dissemination of the research results to both scientific community, policy makers and a broader public will not only raise awareness regarding the importance of trade and FDI for restructuring and integ ration in the NIS, but also help to avoid possible pitfalls of poorly prepared or wrongly implemented policies. Policy recommendations regarding restructuring strategies in the NIS will be elaborated and challenges of a deeper integration between the enl arged EU and its new NIS neighbors will be explored and, together with selected topical project research and policy papers, published.

Call for proposal

FP6-2003-INCO-RUSSIA+NIS-1
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Funding Scheme

NoE - Network of Excellence

Coordinator

THE VIENNA INSTITUTE FOR INTERNATIONAL ECONOMIC STUDIES
Address
Rahlgasse 3
Vienna
Austria

Participants (9)

CENTER OF WORLD ECONOMY AND INTERNATIONAL ECONOMIC RELATIONS RESEARCH OF THE INSTITUTE OF ECONOMY, THE ACADEMY OF SCIENCES OF THE REPUBLIC OF BELARUS
Belarus
Address
Surganova Str., 1 - 2
Minsk
INSTITUTE FOR MARKET, CONSUMPTION AND BUSINESS CYCLES RESEARCH
Poland
Address
Al. Jerozolimskie 87
Warsaw
INSTITUTE OF BALTIC STUDIES
Estonia
Address
Väike-turu 8
Tartu
INSTITUTE OF ECONOMICS OF THE HUNGARIAN ACADEMY OF SCIENCES, BUDAPEST
Hungary
Address
Budaorsi Ut 45
262 Budapest
INSTITUTE OF ECONOMY, RUSSIAN ACADEMY OF SCIENCES
Russia
Address
Nakhimovsky Prospekt 32
Moscow
INTERNATIONAL PUBLIC ORGANISATION "INTERNATIONAL CENTRE FOR POLICY STUDIES"
Ukraine
Address
Vul. Pymonenka 13A
Kyiv
NON-COMMERCIAL ORGANIZATION FOUNDATION FOR ECONOMIC RESEARCH "DEVELOPMENT CENTER"
Russia
Address
Pokrovka Str. 6
Moscow
OLHA PINDYUK
Ukraine
Address
Boychenka St., Bld. 2/6, Flat 150
Kyiv
TURKU SCHOOL OF ECONOMICS AND BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION
Finland
Address
Rehtorinpellonkatu 3
Turku