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Realizing Hungary's Potential - The Country's Industrial R&D System in Transition


  • Biegelbauer, Peter

    (Department of Sociology, Institute for Advanced Studies, Vienna)


Since the beginning of the transition from real socialism to capitalism the Hungarian innovation system has been going through a number of changes. The turbulences the industrial research and development (R&D) system has been facing have been even heftier than the changes the rest of the innovation system has had to put up with. Despite a number of revisions of governance and funding mechanisms as well as a more realistic approach of government towards short and medium term goals for R&D in Hungary, industrial R&D still is neglected. For an explanation of this fact the interest group structures of the R&D system are analyzed. The results of the analysis imply already a solution for the problem. Finally, a few measures are suggested, which should help to realize Hungary's economic potential.

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  • Biegelbauer, Peter, 1996. "Realizing Hungary's Potential - The Country's Industrial R&D System in Transition," East European Series 32, Institute for Advanced Studies.
  • Handle: RePEc:ihs:ihsrop:32

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    Cited by:

    1. Kitov, Ivan, 2009. "From socialism to capitalism: 1989-2007," MPRA Paper 14914, University Library of Munich, Germany.
    2. Ivan O. KITOV, 2009. "Modelling The Evolution Of Real Gdp Per Capita During The Transition From A Socialist To Capitalist Economic System," Journal of Applied Economic Sciences, Spiru Haret University, Faculty of Financial Management and Accounting Craiova, vol. 4(4(10)_Win), pages 526-548.

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    Hungary; Research and Development; Transition Economies;

    JEL classification:

    • O3 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Innovation; Research and Development; Technological Change; Intellectual Property Rights
    • P41 - Economic Systems - - Other Economic Systems - - - Planning, Coordination, and Reform
    • O52 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economywide Country Studies - - - Europe


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