Firms and Social Change in Eastern and Southeastern Europe. Historical, Political and Economic Perspectives
Andrei Yakovlev, Ksenia Gonchar and Irina Levina took part at the 7th annual conference of the Leibnitz Institute for East and Southeast European Studies. The event was held in Regensburg (Germany) on 23-25 May, 2019.
The Сonference united researchers in economics and economic history, who study the behavior of firms in transition economies in the modern and historical context. Andrei Yakovlev gave the keynote lecture “Evolution of state-business relations in post-Soviet Russia”. K. Gonchar together with M. Kristalova from the Jena university presented their results of the study on how political risks affect the behavior of multinationals in Russia. Irina Levina spoke on the effects of decentralization on innovations in Hungary.
The experience of co-location of empirical research and historical case studies in one conference proved to be interesting and valuable. The IIMS participants learned a lot about the theoretical background, data and methods used in business history.