REASONS OR EFFECTS OF THE DEINDUSTRIALIZATION IN VISEGRAD COUNTRIES

Dániel Kuttor, Ágnes Hegyi-Kéri
2014 Journal of Global Strategic Management  
The problems of the transition in the Visegrad countries on a national economic basis showed up on both social and economic levels, but it was the industry that had to face the most urgent challenges. Today, the economic answers given at the time of transformational recession are still influencing the economy of the Visegrad countries, its macro structural processes and the performance of its secondary sector. In post socialist countries the industrial sector's structure change was intensified
more » ... ge was intensified by its peculiar economic policy and the delayed development. The literature of the deindustrialization determines the deindustrialization and the transformation of the economic structure as the natural concomitant of economic processes. Although we could distinguish a few reasons, which determine the type and the turbulence of the deindustrialization, our aim is to precisely examine in the Eastern European countries between 1999-2012 and if there any of the above mentioned reasons could play a role of the deindustrialization on regional level. Our research question is: after the political system change, in the examined countries, where and how fast was the decreasing in the number of the employees in the manufacturing sector? Could we group according to the effects on deindustrialization the regions of the Visegrad countries region? These groups have similarities, which help us to understand more precisely the process of the deindustrialization all over the world.
doi:10.20460/jgsm.2014815656 fatcat:wd7hlanusrenzgyhgoqv4jj4ia