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Cooperation of the Enterprises in East European Countries and EU: Adjustment Problems


  • Dimitrov, Mitko


Here some estimates obtained from a survey of the possibilities for regional and cross-border cooperation within four Balkan countries are presented. Mainly small and medium enterprises (SME) from Bulgaria, Macedonia and Albania (53 to 63 questionnaires) and Greece (121 questionnaires) were surveyed. Enterprises, which already have or have no business relations with neighbour countries, were examined. This is made in order to identity more accurately the barriers for regional cooperation, including those insurmountable for the enterprises cooperation. Main results and conclusions from the study and the recommendations to the policy makers are presented.

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  • Dimitrov, Mitko, 2004. "Cooperation of the Enterprises in East European Countries and EU: Adjustment Problems," MPRA Paper 57235, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  • Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:57235

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    1. George Petrakos, 2000. "Economic structure and change in the Balkan region: implications for integration, transition and economic cooperation," International Journal of Urban and Regional Research, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 24(1), pages 95-113, March.
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    4. George C. Petrakos, 1997. "Industrial Structure and Change in the European Union: Comparative Analysis and Implications for Transition Economies," Eastern European Economics, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 35(2), pages 41-63, April.
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    1. Bojidar Hadjiev, 2010. "Reengineering Systems and Models for Industrial Organizations’ Internationalization (IO)," Economic Studies journal, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences - Economic Research Institute, issue 2, pages 54-97.

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    cooperation; enterprises; EU; East Europe;

    JEL classification:

    • L53 - Industrial Organization - - Regulation and Industrial Policy - - - Enterprise Policy
    • O57 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economywide Country Studies - - - Comparative Studies of Countries
    • P25 - Economic Systems - - Socialist Systems and Transition Economies - - - Urban, Rural, and Regional Economics


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