IDEAS home Printed from
MyIDEAS: Login to save this article or follow this journal

Foreign Investments and Economic Catching Up: The Case of Hungary

  • András Székely-Doby
Registered author(s):

    Both economic history and theory show us that foreign capital is indispensable in the process of modernization. Countries in Central and Eastern Europe in the late 80s were facing an extremely challenging double task: they had to transform both their political and economic systems. Despite the difficulties most of them tackled all the problems with remarkable success, creating the bases of market economies and democracies simultaneously. Rapid privatization and institution building signed the way of Hungary, the first mover in the transition process, and – as a consequence – strong capital inflow (mostly FDI) occurred. The domination of MNCs has become evident by now, and outward investments began to rise, too. In this paper we analyze foreign direct investments in Hungary, the activities of multinational companies, and the characteristics of outward investments in the last two decades.

    If you experience problems downloading a file, check if you have the proper application to view it first. In case of further problems read the IDEAS help page. Note that these files are not on the IDEAS site. Please be patient as the files may be large.

    File URL:
    Download Restriction: Fee access

    As the access to this document is restricted, you may want to look for a different version under "Related research" (further below) or search for a different version of it.

    Article provided by Bulgarian Academy of Sciences - Economic Research Institute in its journal Economic Studies.

    Volume (Year): (2007)
    Issue (Month): 1 ()
    Pages: 55-65

    in new window

    Handle: RePEc:bas:econst:y:2007:i:1:p:55-65
    Contact details of provider: Postal: 3, Aksakov Str., 1040, Sofia
    Phone: (+359 2) 810 40 18
    Fax: (+359 2) 988 21 08
    Web page:

    More information through EDIRC

    References listed on IDEAS
    Please report citation or reference errors to , or , if you are the registered author of the cited work, log in to your RePEc Author Service profile, click on "citations" and make appropriate adjustments.:

    as in new window
    1. Arthur, W Brian, 1989. "Competing Technologies, Increasing Returns, and Lock-In by Historical Events," Economic Journal, Royal Economic Society, vol. 99(394), pages 116-31, March.
    Full references (including those not matched with items on IDEAS)

    This item is not listed on Wikipedia, on a reading list or among the top items on IDEAS.

    When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:bas:econst:y:2007:i:1:p:55-65. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.

    For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (Diana Dimitrova)

    If you have authored this item and are not yet registered with RePEc, we encourage you to do it here. This allows to link your profile to this item. It also allows you to accept potential citations to this item that we are uncertain about.

    If references are entirely missing, you can add them using this form.

    If the full references list an item that is present in RePEc, but the system did not link to it, you can help with this form.

    If you know of missing items citing this one, you can help us creating those links by adding the relevant references in the same way as above, for each refering item. If you are a registered author of this item, you may also want to check the "citations" tab in your profile, as there may be some citations waiting for confirmation.

    Please note that corrections may take a couple of weeks to filter through the various RePEc services.

    This information is provided to you by IDEAS at the Research Division of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis using RePEc data.