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Current problems and challenges of the Slovak economic diplomacy – practitioner views


  • Dušan Plichta

    () (Bratislava)

  • Michal Polgár

    () (Fakulta medzinárodných vzťahov, Ekonomická univerzita v Bratislave)


The paper evaluates the current state of economic diplomacy in Slovakia through the perspective of a practitioner. A short analysis of the objectives, organizational structure, actors involved in the Slovak economic diplomacy and their relationship is given. Then the main problems and challenges for the Slovak economic diplomacy are identified. In order to achieve the aim of the paper a structured interview with former Slovak economic diplomat was done, following the structure of the main challenges identified in the second part.

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  • Dušan Plichta & Michal Polgár, 2013. "Current problems and challenges of the Slovak economic diplomacy – practitioner views," Almanach (Actual Issues in World Economics and Politics), Ekonomická univerzita, Fakulta medzinárodných vzÅ¥ahov, vol. 8(4), pages 94-104.
  • Handle: RePEc:brv:almnch:v:8:y:2013:i:4:p:94-104

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    1. Jesus Felipe & Matias Vernengo, 2002. "Demystifying the Principles of Comparative Advantage : Implications for Developing Countries," International Journal of Political Economy, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 32(4), pages 49-75.
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    economic diplomacy; Slovak Republic; problems; challenges; diplomatic practice; practitioner;

    JEL classification:

    • Z18 - Other Special Topics - - Cultural Economics - - - Public Policy
    • F59 - International Economics - - International Relations, National Security, and International Political Economy - - - Other


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