IDEAS home Printed from https://ideas.repec.org/p/see/wpaper/23.html
   My bibliography  Save this paper

Trade and industrial upgrading in countries of central and eastern Europe: patterns of scale and scope based learning

Author

Listed:
  • Ulrike Hotopp

    () (Department of Trade and Industry)

  • Slavo Radosevic

    () (UCL School of Slavonic and East European Studies)

  • Kate Bishop

    () (UCL School of Slavonic and East European Studies)

Abstract

This paper explores mechanisms linking trade and restructuring in Central and Eastern European (CEE) countries through learning and industrial upgrading. These are reflected in changes in the composition of trade through changes in the relative shares of particular products and clusters in exports (scale), and in the number of products exported (scope). An analysis of export clusters shows the decreasing importance of commodities (homogeneous resource-based goods) and a shift toward technology and labor-intensive products to be a common trend. However, differences between the countries are strong with respect to changes in both scale and scope in technology and labor-intensive activities. These differences show that trade-based learning mechanisms have strong effects on differences in industrial upgrading between CEE economies.

Suggested Citation

  • Ulrike Hotopp & Slavo Radosevic & Kate Bishop, 2002. "Trade and industrial upgrading in countries of central and eastern Europe: patterns of scale and scope based learning," UCL SSEES Economics and Business working paper series 23, UCL School of Slavonic and East European Studies (SSEES).
  • Handle: RePEc:see:wpaper:23
    as

    Download full text from publisher

    File URL: http://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/1381595/2/1381595.pdf
    Download Restriction: no

    Other versions of this item:

    Citations

    Citations are extracted by the CitEc Project, subscribe to its RSS feed for this item.
    as


    Cited by:

    1. Fucai Lu & Wei He & Yang Cheng & Sihua Chen & Liang Ning & Xiaoan Mei, 2015. "Exploring the Upgrading of Chinese Automotive Manufacturing Industry in the Global Value Chain: An Empirical Study Based on Panel Data," Sustainability, MDPI, Open Access Journal, vol. 7(5), pages 1-23, May.
    2. Zelimir William Todorovic & Jun Ma, 2010. "Resolving the paradox of enterprising communities in Eastern Europe," Journal of Enterprising Communities: People and Places in the Global Economy, Emerald Group Publishing, vol. 4(3), pages 234-251, August.
    3. Ainura Uzagalieva & Evžen Kocenda & Antonio Menezes, 2012. "Technological Innovation in New EU Markets," Emerging Markets Finance and Trade, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 48(5), pages 48-65, September.
    4. Slavo Radosevic, 2003. "The emerging industrial architecture of the wider Europe: The co-evolution of industrial and political structures," UCL SSEES Economics and Business working paper series 29, UCL School of Slavonic and East European Studies (SSEES).
    5. Djuro Kutlaca & Slavo Radosevic, 2002. "Industries, costs and macroeconomic regimes in Central and Eastern European countries: towards stylised facts," UCL SSEES Economics and Business working paper series 27, UCL School of Slavonic and East European Studies (SSEES).
    6. Alessia Lo Turco & Aleksandra Parteka, 2009. "The EU enlargement and domestic employment," Economics Bulletin, AccessEcon, vol. 29(3), pages 2202-2217.

    Corrections

    All material on this site has been provided by the respective publishers and authors. You can help correct errors and omissions. When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:see:wpaper:23. 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: (). General contact details of provider: http://edirc.repec.org/data/csescuk.html .

    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.

    We have no references for this item. You can help adding them by using 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 RePEc Author Service 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.

    IDEAS is a RePEc service hosted by the Research Division of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis . RePEc uses bibliographic data supplied by the respective publishers.