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Central and East European countries: innovation leapfrog versus “path dependence”?


  • Boyko, Irina


Strengthening the EU economic and political environment would positively affect the global development. Albeit, building the internal life in the enlarging European society per se represents quite a challenging task. Increasing diversity engenders a huge variety of never seen before problems, which must be responded in appropriate manner. Within this multifold complexity, and despite the variety of issues related to elaboration of a new economic agenda for the member state countries this is specifically innovation path of economic development which would be emphasized as the main underlying route for approaching the prosperous future. This article highlights some problems and prospects of CEEC’ (Central and East European countries) innovation driven development.

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  • Boyko, Irina, 2008. "Central and East European countries: innovation leapfrog versus “path dependence”?," MPRA Paper 13783, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  • Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:13783

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    EU enlargment; comparative advantage; innovation capabilities; innovation driven path of economic development;

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    • B40 - Schools of Economic Thought and Methodology - - Economic Methodology - - - General
    • L52 - Industrial Organization - - Regulation and Industrial Policy - - - Industrial Policy; Sectoral Planning Methods
    • O14 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - Industrialization; Manufacturing and Service Industries; Choice of Technology

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