What Does Transition Mean?: Post-socialist and Western European Countries Paralleled
Judit KAPÃ S () and
PÃ¡l Czeglã‰di ()
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Judit KAPÃ S: University of Debrecen, Hungary
PÃ¡l Czeglã‰di: University of Debrecen, Hungary
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Pál Czeglédi ()
The Journal of Comparative Economic Studies (JCES), 2007, vol. 3, 3-28
This paper suggests a broad concept of transition that is built upon the techno-economic paradigm framework, and defines transition as that institutional change process during which the 'match' between a new technology and institutions is attained. It is argued that the post-socialist transition itself should be seen as the first phase in this institutional change process brought about by the emerging new techno-economic paradigm (ICT revolution), which is a challenge also for Western European economies. This paper provides evidence for the claim that both the frontrunners and the continental Western European countries face the same problemâ€”namely, acquiring the kind of institutional structure that is appropriate for the ICT revolution, as shown in two fields, i.e., the labour market and firm organisation.
Keywords: transition; institutional change; techno-economic paradigm (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: O10 O30 P20 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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