7th Annual Conference of the Leibniz Institute for East and Southeast European Studies (IOS) "Firms and Social Change in Eastern and Southeastern Europe. Historical, Political and Economic Perspectives"
The 7th Annual IOS Conference will discuss the specificity of firms and their behavior in Eastern and Southeastern Europe. We will address both historical trajectories since the 19th century and current processes. As a region where empires dissolved a century ago, where two world wars led to incredible human and material losses, where communists thought to replace markets with plans, and where market economies rapidly evolved after the end of communist rule, the region poses distinct questions as for the functioning of firms. Our goal is to find out whether there is a distinctive model of the “Eastern and Southeastern European” firm, determined by the specific political and social make-up of the region. The region also provides interesting case studies for exploring government strategies towards entrepreneurship and ownership. A peculiar focus of the conference will, therefore, be on the relationship between private and state-owned firms. The conference intends to facilitate an interdisciplinary dialogue. We invite scholars from a range of disciplines who study firms – from their external connections, and economic performance to their inner governance and social life, on an aggregate level or by case-studies, in past or in present.
|Event dates:||2019-05-23 – 2019-05-25|
|Deadline Call for Papers:||2018-12-21|
|Organizer:||Leibniz Institute for East and Southeast European Studies (IOS), Germany|
|Conference venue:||Regensburg, IOS Regensburg, Landshuter Str. 4|
|Classification:||N8 - Micro-Business History ; P2 - Socialist Systems and Transitional Economies|
|Event type:||Konferenzen, Tagungen; Conferences|