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Olsson, M., Lönnborg, M. & Rafferty, M. (2019). External finance and ‘transition’: A  review of market developments in Central Europe and the Baltics in the run-up to EU membership (1ed.). In: Mikael Olsson, Mikael Lönnborg & Michael Rafferty (Ed.), Unplanned: The Transformation of States and Financial Markets in 'Transtition' Countries (pp. 59-102). Stockholm: Dialogos Förlag
Open this publication in new window or tab >>External finance and ‘transition’: A  review of market developments in Central Europe and the Baltics in the run-up to EU membership
2019 (English)In: Unplanned: The Transformation of States and Financial Markets in 'Transtition' Countries / [ed] Mikael Olsson, Mikael Lönnborg & Michael Rafferty, Stockholm: Dialogos Förlag, 2019, 1, p. 59-102Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

The fall of the Berlin Wall began a new, and unexpected, period of European political and economic history. For some, this event proved the historical victory of liberal democratic capitalism over socialism. But three decades on, we now know that democratic market economies do not emerge not spontaneously, and are indeed fragile in their own ways. History has not ended, but taken a new and interesting turn. This book provides a historically and conceptually grounded analysis of the transformation of fi nance and business in several countries in Central Europe and the Baltic states after the collapse of the Soviet Union. The essays in this book seek to foreground the continuities and ruptures that the experience of these ‘transition’ countries has revealed. It will be of interest to economic historians, sociologists, political science scholars, fi nancial economists, policy makers, and of course to those who have lived through the period.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: Dialogos Förlag, 2019 Edition: 1
National Category
Economics and Business
Research subject
Baltic and East European studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-36812 (URN)9789175043425 (ISBN)
Funder
The Foundation for Baltic and East European StudiesThe Jan Wallander and Tom Hedelius Foundation
Available from: 2019-09-26 Created: 2019-09-26 Last updated: 2019-10-10Bibliographically approved
Lönnborg, M., Olsson, M. & Rafferty, M. (2019). Foreign Direct Investment and Post-Communist Banking: The Case of the Baltic States (1ed.). In: Mikael Olsson, Mikael Lönnborg & Michael Rafferty (Ed.), Unplanned: The Transformation of States and Financial Markets in 'Transition' Countries (pp. 177-222). Stockholm: Dialogos Förlag
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Foreign Direct Investment and Post-Communist Banking: The Case of the Baltic States
2019 (English)In: Unplanned: The Transformation of States and Financial Markets in 'Transition' Countries / [ed] Mikael Olsson, Mikael Lönnborg & Michael Rafferty, Stockholm: Dialogos Förlag, 2019, 1, p. 177-222Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

The fall of the Berlin Wall began a new, and unexpected, period of European political and economic history. For some, this event proved the historical victory of liberal democratic capitalism over socialism. But three decades on, we now know that democratic market economies do not emerge not spontaneously, and are indeed fragile in their own ways. History has not ended, but taken a new and interesting turn. This book provides a historically and conceptually grounded analysis of the transformation of fi nance and business in several countries in Central Europe and the Baltic states after the collapse of the Soviet Union. The essays in this book seek to foreground the continuities and ruptures that the experience of these ‘transition’ countries has revealed. It will be of interest to economic historians, sociologists, political science scholars, fi nancial economists, policy makers, and of course to those who have lived through the period.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: Dialogos Förlag, 2019 Edition: 1
National Category
Economics and Business
Research subject
Baltic and East European studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-37207 (URN)978-91-7504-342-5 (ISBN)
Funder
The Foundation for Baltic and East European StudiesThe Jan Wallander and Tom Hedelius Foundation
Available from: 2019-09-26 Created: 2019-09-26 Last updated: 2019-10-10Bibliographically approved
Rafferty, M., Olsson, M. & Lönnborg, M. (2019). Toward a Post-Transition Political Economy Theory of Transformation: The Case of Financial Services (1ed.). In: Mikael Olsson, Mikael Lönnborg & Michael Rafferty (Ed.), Unplanned: The Transformation of States and Financial Markets in 'Transition' Countries (pp. 29-58). Stockholm: Dialogos Förlag
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Toward a Post-Transition Political Economy Theory of Transformation: The Case of Financial Services
2019 (English)In: Unplanned: The Transformation of States and Financial Markets in 'Transition' Countries / [ed] Mikael Olsson, Mikael Lönnborg & Michael Rafferty, Stockholm: Dialogos Förlag, 2019, 1, p. 29-58Chapter in book (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: Dialogos Förlag, 2019 Edition: 1
National Category
Economics and Business
Research subject
Baltic and East European studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-37206 (URN)978-91-7504-342-5 (ISBN)
Funder
The Foundation for Baltic and East European StudiesThe Jan Wallander and Tom Hedelius Foundation
Available from: 2019-09-26 Created: 2019-09-26 Last updated: 2019-10-10Bibliographically approved
Rafferty, M., Olsson, M. & Lönnborg, M. (2019). Unplanned from Plan to Market: A Concluding Analysis (1ed.). In: Mikael Olsson, Mikael Lönnborg & Michael Rafferty (Ed.), Unplanned: The Transformation of States and Financial Markets in 'Transition' Countries (pp. 281-299). Stockholm: Dialogos Förlag
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Unplanned from Plan to Market: A Concluding Analysis
2019 (English)In: Unplanned: The Transformation of States and Financial Markets in 'Transition' Countries / [ed] Mikael Olsson, Mikael Lönnborg & Michael Rafferty, Stockholm: Dialogos Förlag, 2019, 1, p. 281-299Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

The fall of the Berlin Wall began a new, and unexpected, period of European political and economic history. For some, this event proved the historical victory of liberal democratic capitalism over socialism. But three decades on, we now know that democratic market economies do not emerge not spontaneously, and are indeed fragile in their own ways. History has not ended, but taken a new and interesting turn. This book provides a historically and conceptually grounded analysis of the transformation of fi nance and business in several countries in Central Europe and the Baltic states after the collapse of the Soviet Union. The essays in this book seek to foreground the continuities and ruptures that the experience of these ‘transition’ countries has revealed. It will be of interest to economic historians, sociologists, political science scholars, fi nancial economists, policy makers, and of course to those who have lived through the period.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: Dialogos Förlag, 2019 Edition: 1
National Category
Economics and Business
Research subject
Baltic and East European studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-37221 (URN)9789175043425 (ISBN)
Funder
The Foundation for Baltic and East European StudiesThe Jan Wallander and Tom Hedelius Foundation
Available from: 2019-09-26 Created: 2019-09-26 Last updated: 2019-10-10Bibliographically approved
Olsson, M., Lönnborg, M. & Rafferty, M. (2019). Unplanned: Introduction of the Key Themes (1ed.). In: Mikael Olsson, Mikael Lönnborg & Michael Rafferty (Ed.), Unplanned: The Transformation of States and Financial Markets in 'Transition' Countries (pp. 11-27). Stockholm: Dialogos Förlag
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Unplanned: Introduction of the Key Themes
2019 (English)In: Unplanned: The Transformation of States and Financial Markets in 'Transition' Countries / [ed] Mikael Olsson, Mikael Lönnborg & Michael Rafferty, Stockholm: Dialogos Förlag, 2019, 1, p. 11-27Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

The fall of the Berlin Wall began a new, and unexpected, period of European political and economic history. For some, this event proved the historical victory of liberal democratic capitalism over socialism. But three decades on, we now know that democratic market economies do not emerge not spontaneously, and are indeed fragile in their own ways. History has not ended, but taken a new and interesting turn. This book provides a historically and conceptually grounded analysis of the transformation of fi nance and business in several countries in Central Europe and the Baltic states after the collapse of the Soviet Union. The essays in this book seek to foreground the continuities and ruptures that the experience of these ‘transition’ countries has revealed. It will be of interest to economic historians, sociologists, political science scholars, fi nancial economists, policy makers, and of course to those who have lived through the period.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: Dialogos Förlag, 2019 Edition: 1
National Category
Economics and Business
Research subject
Baltic and East European studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-36827 (URN)978-91-7504-342-5 (ISBN)
Funder
The Foundation for Baltic and East European StudiesThe Jan Wallander and Tom Hedelius Foundation
Available from: 2019-09-26 Created: 2019-09-26 Last updated: 2019-10-10Bibliographically approved
Olsson, M., Lönnborg, M. & Rafferty, M. (Eds.). (2019). Unplanned: The Transformation of States and Financial Markets in 'Transition' Countries (1ed.). Stockholm: Dialogos Förlag
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Unplanned: The Transformation of States and Financial Markets in 'Transition' Countries
2019 (English)Collection (editor) (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

The fall of the Berlin Wall began a new, and unexpected, period of European political and economic history. For some, this event proved the historical victory of liberal democratic capitalism over socialism. But three decades on, we now know that democratic market economies do not emerge not spontaneously, and are indeed fragile in their own ways. History has not ended, but taken a new and interesting turn. This book provides a historically and conceptually grounded analysis of the transformation of fi nance and business in several countries in Central Europe and the Baltic states after the collapse of the Soviet Union. The essays in this book seek to foreground the continuities and ruptures that the experience of these ‘transition’ countries has revealed. It will be of interest to economic historians, sociologists, political science scholars, fi nancial economists, policy makers, and of course to those who have lived through the period.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: Dialogos Förlag, 2019. p. 336 Edition: 1
National Category
Economics and Business
Research subject
Baltic and East European studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-36811 (URN)978-91-7504-342-5 (ISBN)
Funder
The Foundation for Baltic and East European StudiesThe Jan Wallander and Tom Hedelius Foundation
Available from: 2019-09-26 Created: 2019-09-26 Last updated: 2019-10-10Bibliographically approved
Olsson, M. & Lönnborg, M. (2018). Trade and Investment in the Baltic Sea Region, 1990-2015: Lessons and Implications for Region-Building. In: : . Paper presented at 2018 AABS Conference, Stanford University, California, USA, June 1-3, 2018..
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Trade and Investment in the Baltic Sea Region, 1990-2015: Lessons and Implications for Region-Building
2018 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation only (Other academic)
National Category
Economics and Business
Research subject
Baltic and East European studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-35561 (URN)
Conference
2018 AABS Conference, Stanford University, California, USA, June 1-3, 2018.
Funder
The Foundation for Baltic and East European Studies
Available from: 2018-06-11 Created: 2018-06-11 Last updated: 2018-11-07Bibliographically approved
Olsson, M., Nakamura, R. & Lönnborg, M. (2017). Building the Baltic Sea Region through investment and trade, 1989-2009. Huddinge: Södertörns högskola
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Building the Baltic Sea Region through investment and trade, 1989-2009
2017 (English)Report (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

Some twenty years after the fall of the communist dictatorships that divided the European continent the European Union in late 2009 adopted its first ever macroregional strategy – the European Union Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region. The strategy was a symbolic second milestone with regard to the political endeavours to reintegrate the continent; the first being the 2004 enlargement. Having transformed the Baltic Sea from a Mare Dividum to a European Mare Nostrum is indeed also a sign of the success of such integrative political processes. However, at the same time the perceived need for a specific strategy in order to further and deepen the integration and reduce the economic gaps within the European Union gives an indication that there is more to be wished for with regard to this region.

It has been suggested that regionalism is defined “as an economic process whereby economic flows grow more rapidly among a given group of states [in the same region] than between these states and those located elsewhere”. In this paper we thus approach the economic underpinnings for the Baltic Sea Region by analysing the developments with regard to investment and trade flows during the last twenty years.

We ask ourselves whether these developments are in congruence with the notion of the building of one integrated region and whether it makes economic sense to talk about a Baltic Sea Region? For example, to what extent have the developments with regard to foreign direct investments proved sustainable? What sectors are leading the way and which are lagging? What divisions remain to be tackled? These are some of the questions that this paper attempts to address based upon a thorough analysis of the existing sources with regard to trade and investment flows.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Huddinge: Södertörns högskola, 2017. p. 53
Series
PESO Working Papers ; 2017:1
Keywords
Economic integration, region building, Baltic Sea Region; trade flows, foreign direct investment, European Union Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region, economic transition
National Category
Business Administration
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-32022 (URN)
Available from: 2017-03-10 Created: 2017-03-10 Last updated: 2018-11-07Bibliographically approved
Ketels, C., Pedersen, H. J. & Olsson, M. (2017). State of the Region Report 2017: The Top of Europe – A Competitive Baltic Sea Region Ready for the Future?. Copenhagen: Baltic Development Forum
Open this publication in new window or tab >>State of the Region Report 2017: The Top of Europe – A Competitive Baltic Sea Region Ready for the Future?
2017 (English)Report (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Copenhagen: Baltic Development Forum, 2017. p. 50
National Category
Economics and Business
Research subject
Baltic and East European studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-34226 (URN)
Available from: 2018-01-16 Created: 2018-01-16 Last updated: 2018-06-11Bibliographically approved
Lönnborg, M. & Olsson, M. (2017). The rise and fall of the Baltic Sea Region?: The economic and political underpinnings of a northern European macroregion, 1990-2015. In: : . Paper presented at 42nd Annual Economic and Business History Society Conference, Oklahoma City, USA, May 25-27, 2017..
Open this publication in new window or tab >>The rise and fall of the Baltic Sea Region?: The economic and political underpinnings of a northern European macroregion, 1990-2015
2017 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation only (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

It has been suggested that regionalism is defined “as an economic process whereby economic flows grow more rapidly among a given group of states [in the same region] than between these states and those located elsewhere”. In this paper we approach the economic underpinnings for the Baltic Sea Region by analysing the developments with regard to trade and investment in the quarter of a century that has passed since the fall of the communist regimes that divided the European continent At the same time we look into the political developments that brought the 2009 adoption of the European Union’s first macroregional strategy, the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region. The strategy was a symbolic second milestone with regard to the political endeavours to reintegrate the continent; the first being the 2004 enlargement. Having transformed the Baltic Sea from a ‘Mare Dividum’ to a European ‘Mare Nostrum’ was indeed also a sign of the success of such integrative political processes.

However, it may also be argued that the perceived need for a specific strategy in order to further and deepen the integration and reduce the economic gaps within the European Union gives an indication that there was more to be wished for with regard to this region. Further, more recent political developments in Europe as such as well as the constituent countries of this macroregion has cast some doubts on the future. In this paper we ask ourselves whether developments with regard to investments and trade are in congruence with the notion of the building of one integrated region; does it make economic sense to talk about a Baltic Sea Region or is the eastwest divide still present? For example, to what extent have the developments with regard to foreign direct investments proved sustainable? What sectors are leading the way and which are lagging? What divisions remain to be tackled? These are some of the questions that this paper attempts to address based upon a thorough analysis of the existing sources with regard to foreign direct investment and trade flows. In addition, in a concluding section, we open up an analysis on whether recent political development risk nullifying the progress made on the economic arena – or whether Brexit and connected developments are actually reinforcing the European macroregional agenda?

National Category
Economics and Business
Research subject
Baltic and East European studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-32764 (URN)1303/42/2009 (Local ID)1303/42/2009 (Archive number)1303/42/2009 (OAI)
Conference
42nd Annual Economic and Business History Society Conference, Oklahoma City, USA, May 25-27, 2017.
Projects
Markets & Regions: a project on region building and the long term sustainability and potential integrative effects of capital mobility and investment in the Baltic Sea Region
Funder
The Foundation for Baltic and East European Studies
Available from: 2017-06-12 Created: 2017-06-12 Last updated: 2018-11-07Bibliographically approved
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