Privatization and Entrepreneurship: The Managerial Challenge in Central and Eastern Europe

1st Edition

Erdener Kaynak, Alfred Lewis, Arieh A Ullmann

Published February 27, 2017
Reference - 400 Pages
ISBN 9781138983786 - CAT# Y209557

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Privatization and Entrepreneurship: The Managerial Challenge in Central and Eastern Europe analyzes the challenges faced by managers in the transforming economies of Central and Eastern Europe and provides penetrating insights into the details of managing in the former socialist countries. This collection’s combination of conceptual/theoretical material with empirical, firsthand case analysis prepares Western managers for a more profitable and less stressful entry into these significant markets.

This enlightening book highlights the complexity and breadth of the issues and problems of successfully entering new markets in Central and Eastern Europe. Along the way, you are introduced to such topics as consumer behavior and shown the different forms of foreign direct investment with their associated problems and benefits. If you are searching for ways to better prepare for business in these markets, this book can help you meet your objectives with its helpful information on:
  • ethical concerns and linguistic difficulties of managing in transforming economies
  • management challenges of privatization
  • management challenges of entrepreneurship
  • strategic issues associated with the reorientation of enterprises
  • corporate constituencies, changing consumers, labor unions, and pay practices

    Privatization and Entrepreneurship will prove valuable to policymakers in economic development and foreign aid agencies, executives of companies planning to expand into Europe and those already active in the region, and academicians and students in management, economics, and political science.


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