Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/84066
Authors: 
Drahokoupil, Jan
Year of Publication: 
2008
Citation: 
[Journal:] Journal for East European Management Studies [ISSN:] 0949-6181 [Publisher:] Hampp [Place:] Mering [Volume:] 13 [Year:] 2008 [Issue:] 4 [Pages:] 360-377
Abstract: 
This paper analyses the transformation of elites in the Visegrád Four countries (namely the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia). Drawing on a process-tracing analysis, it argues that the emergence of foreign-led economies in the late 1990s was intertwined with political processes in which domestic forces linked to foreign capital were transformed into major elite segments with considerable influence. This elite segment, the comprador service sector, proved to be politically active within the states in Central and Eastern Europe and organized various mechanisms of representation within the state and beyond.
Abstract (Translated): 
Die Studie untersucht den Wandel der Elite in den Visegrád-Staaten (namentlich die Tschechische Republik, Ungarn, Polen und die Slowakei). Sie zeigt, wie in den späten 1990er Jahren das Entstehen der auslandsgeführten Wirtschaftszweige politisch mit dem Entstehen einer lokalen Elite verflochten war, die sich in den Dienst des ausländischen Kapitals gestellt hat. Diese Elite - ein sog. 'Comprador Dienstleistungssektor' - ist zu einer dominanten einflussreichen Teilelite herangewachsen.
Subjects: 
Central and Eastern Europ
class
elites
foreign direct investment
Document Type: 
Article

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