Special Issue "Micro and Macroeconomic Determinants of Productivity Growth and Long-Term Sustainable Development in Central European Economies"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (1 October 2021).
Interests: microeconomics and macroeconomics; institutional economics; financial markets; total factor productivity in the knowledge based economy
For the past three decades, Central European economies have come a long way—from ineffective, centrally planned economies to quite stable and relatively fact growing markets. These economies have managed to build a relatively effective macroeconomic governance within modern and up-to-date institutions, which have enabled the region to join the European Union. The emergence of dynamic market economies and the process of quick modernization have been driven by external forces, such as the inflow of foreign direct investment and expansion of global corporations in the region, and the effect of microeconomic factors, such as activities of relatively well-educated citizens, with great entrepreneurial potential or long term institutional determinants, which were not destroyed during the few decades of communism. Their efforts have enabled Central European economies and enterprises to reach a trajectory of quick and, to a great extent, sustainable development. The stability and microeconomics and macroeconomics abilities for sustainable long-term growth were confirmed after the global financial crisis of the year 2008, and to a great extent, they are being confirmed by the current COVID-19 pandemic crisis. However, the enterprises of the region and the whole economies from the long-term perspective tend to face new challenges, such as the issue of the middle-income trap or keeping high competitive potential of national companies in the environment, where the easy to implement sources of growth are not available any more. Therefore, the main objective of the current Special Issue is to provide insights into the micro and macroeconomic determinants of building a sustainable economic environment in Central European economies. The main topics can concentrate on the following issues within the special perspective of Central European economies:
a) Micro and managerial perspective:
- Microeconomic determinants of building socio-economic stability and well-being;
- Managerial and organizational changes increasing short- and long-term enterprise productivity growth;
- Managerial approach to building strategies based on work and balance of employees’ concepts;
- Application of CSR for increasing the competitive potential of small and medium enterprises;
- Determinants of sustainable internationalization of medium enterprises;
b) Macroeconomic perspective
- The case studies on the effectiveness of sustainable growth programs financing;
- Macroeconomic factors of eco-modernization of national economies;
- Process of modernization of energetic national systems within the objectives of keeping national security;
- Micro and macro polices aimed at avoiding middle income trap.
Dr. Adam P. Balcerzak
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- productivity growth
- middle income trap
- organizational changes
- sustainable internationalization
- micro and macro sustainability