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

International Production Networks and Enterprise Transformation in Central Europe

  • Klaus E Meyer

    (Center for East European Studies, Copenhagen Business School)

Registered author(s):

    Foreign investors influence the transition in Central and Eastern Europe in particular through their impact on the enterprise restructuring in the region. In addition to corporate governance and financial and managerial resources, they bring Central European firms into the networks of international business. This article focuses on the evolution of the supplier network of VW-Skoda and the worldwide trends in the car industry. Relationships within the networks, like that led by VW, are growing increasingly complex, and thus create mutual dependencies. This creates difficult challenges for firms aiming at supplying major multinational manufacturers.The paper concludes that networks are an essential mechanism in business-to-business markets and, therefore, enterprise transformation in transition economies cannot be explained satisfactorily without considering the evolution of business networks. Comparative Economic Studies (2000) 42, 135–150; doi:10.1057/ces.2000.4

    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:
    File Function: Link to full text PDF
    Download Restriction: Access to full text is restricted to subscribers.

    File URL:
    File Function: Link to full text HTML
    Download Restriction: Access to full text is restricted to subscribers.

    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 Palgrave Macmillan in its journal Comparative Economic Studies.

    Volume (Year): 42 (2000)
    Issue (Month): 1 (April)
    Pages: 135-150

    in new window

    Handle: RePEc:pal:compes:v:42:y:2000:i:1:p:135-150
    Contact details of provider: Web page:

    Order Information: Postal: Palgrave Macmillan Journals, Subscription Department, Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire RG21 6XS, UK
    Web: Email:

    No references listed on IDEAS
    You can help add them by filling out this form.

    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:pal:compes:v:42:y:2000:i:1:p:135-150. 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: (Daniel Foley)

    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.