Geo-Regional Competitiveness in Central and Eastern Europe, the Baltic Countries, and Russia

Geo-Regional Competitiveness in Central and Eastern Europe, the Baltic Countries, and Russia

Anatoly Zhuplev (Loyola Marymount University, USA) and Kari Liuhto (University of Turku, Finland)
Indexed In: SCOPUS
Release Date: May, 2014|Copyright: © 2014 |Pages: 458
ISBN13: 9781466660540|ISBN10: 1466660546|EISBN13: 9781466660557|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-6054-0


The changing dynamics in the European region and beyond, the unfolding political-economic challenges across the European Union, and the rising global power of emerging economic powers require knowledge, skills, and methodological platforms inducing strategies and operations in the new and ever-changing business landscape.

Geo-Regional Competitiveness in Central and Eastern Europe, the Baltic Countries, and Russia seeks to address East Central Europe’s (ECE), the Baltics’, and Russia’s increasingly important roles as emerging markets and competitive economic players in the European region. This premier reference work is designated for scholars, professionals, government agencies, think tanks, and other individuals, organizations, and institutions interested in gaining a deeper understanding of the geo-regional strategic business dynamics and landscape involving ECE, the Baltics, and Russia.

Topics Covered

The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Business Risk of Governmental Corruption
  • Crisis and Competitiveness
  • Foreign Direct Investment
  • Innovation and International Competitiveness of Manufacturing Firms
  • Manufacturing Back-Shoring and Near-Shoring
  • National Innovation System Dynamics
  • Regional Competitiveness and the Maritime Sector
  • Socio-Economic Development and Competitiveness
  • Technological Leadership and the Innovation-Driven Economy

Reviews and Testimonials

Scholars of management and other facets of business present strategic competitive analysis of the region as a whole and at national and company scales. Among their topics are institutional reform and export competitiveness of Central and Eastern European economies, the threat and opportunity for manufacturing reshoring in East Central Europe and Baltic countries, how the global crisis is affecting the competitiveness of the Baltic countries, competitive strategies of successful local firms in Central and Eastern Europe, a comparative analysis of investment attractiveness of Visegrad Group countries, and socio-economic development and competitiveness of the North-West Federal District of Russia.

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Zhuplev, Anatoly is a Professor of International Business and Entrepreneurship at Loyola Marymount University (Los Angeles, California) and former Editor-in-Chief at the Journal of East West Business (2011-2013). He taught for ten years at the Moscow Management Institute, and subsequently at the Advanced Training Institute of the State Committee for Printing and Publishing in Moscow; in Bonn, Germany in 1994, 1998, 2009; in Warsaw, Poland (as a Fulbright scholar) in 2005; in Paris, France in 2004-2007, and at Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts in 1989-1990. His books and articles on International Management, International Entrepreneurship, International Business, European Energy Security and Corporate Governance (around 100 overall) have been published in the U.S., Canada, Western Europe, Russia, and the former USSR. He received his Ph.D. from the Moscow Management Institute, Russia, in 1981, and his B.S. from the Moscow Engineer-Economics Institute in 1974.
Liuhto, Kari is Professor in International Business (specialisation Russia), Director of the Pan-European Institute at the University of Turku, Finland, and Director of Finland’s Baltic Sea region think tank called Centrum Balticum. Liuhto’s research interests include EU-Russia economic relations, energy relations in particular, foreign investments into Russia and the investments of Russian firms abroad, and Russia’s economic policy measures of strategic significance. Liuhto has been involved in several Russia-related projects funded by Finnish institutions and foreign ones, such as the Prime Minister’s Office, various Finnish ministries and the Parliament of Finland, the European Commission, the European Parliament, and the United Nations.