[Publisher:] Institut für Weltwirtschaft (IfW) [Place:] Kiel [Year:] 1992
Kiel Working Paper 501
In the contemporary world the development of every country is based not only on the utilization of domestic factors but also, on a larger and larger scale, on external factors. The basic prerequisites for their effective use are the openness of a given economy and its competitiveness. In the present study these problems are discussed, and information on the degree of openness and competitiveness of the East European countries and the former Soviet Union (for short EE countries) is given.