Parallel Sessions E: Sa, 9.00-10.30

OP 9 (Room SR 1): Electronics in CEE – going down to the company Level

Panel organizer and chair
Magdolna Sass, Ágnes Szunomár (Centre for Economic and Regional Studies, Hungarian Academy of Science)

Panel abstract
The panel will analyse various characteristics of the electronics industry in Central and Eastern Europe, concentrating on the company level and presenting company and industry case studies. The Chinese MNE, Huawei’s CEE operations, emerging electronic multinational companies from CEE and a French MNE’s operation in Estonia will be analysed. The common focus of the case studies will be whether there are industry specificities (electronics) and region specificities (Central and Eastern Europe) and how these two may interact with each other.


  1. Ágnes Szunomár (Centre for Economic and Regional Studies, Hungarian Academy of Science), Agnieszka McCaleb: Emerging multinationals in emerging Europe: Huawei in Central and Eastern Europe. A case study on Huawei’s operations in Hungary and Poland
  2. Magdolna Sass (Centre for Economic and Regional Studies, Hungarian Academy of Science): Emerging CEE Multinationals in the electronics industry
  3. Agata Wancio (Collegium of World Economy, Warsaw School of Economics): Understanding the interplay between OFDI and innovation: the evidence from Indian electronic and IT multinationals


OP 10 (Room SR 2): Stakeholder-oriented banking structures in Europe – long-term regional growth effects? A comparative analysis

Panel organizer and chair
Horst Brezinski (Technische Universität Bergakademie Freiberg and Poznan University of Economics)

Panel abstract
Sustainable regional growth processes require a secure flow of funds to prospective regional investment projects of companies and start-ups. Stakeholder-oriented banking structures are especially suitable to meet these requirements. In European countries locally operating savings and cooperative banks – in this regard – have proven to be especially resilient vis-à-vis external financial shocks. They have been a reliable source of funds for SMEs throughout the recent financial crisis.
In the panel the long-term regional growth effects of these structures are considered theoretically and empirically by looking at their operation in Germany, Spain, Poland, Hungary and Russia. The results could presumably have implications for the future design of the European banking regulation as well as for regional development policies in developing countries and in emerging economies.


  1. Thomas Schumann (Technische Unversität Bergakademie Freiberg): Fostering regional economic development by promoting cooperative banking structures – Lessons learned in Russia
  2. Stefan Gärtner (Institut Arbeit und Technik Gelsenkirchen): Financial systems as part of the German model: A comparison of company financing from a spatial perspective in Spain and Germany
  3. Zoltán Gál (Centre for Economic and Regional Studies, Hungarian Academy of Science): The limits to local embeddedness – lending activity of the cooperative banking sector – the case of CEE and Hungary
  4. Anna Szelagowska (Warsaw School of Economics): Cooperative banking sector in Poland during the global financial crisis

Hans-Ferdinand Schramm (Hochschule Mittweida)
Johannes Stephan (Technische Unversität Bergakademie Freiberg)


PS 17 (Room SR 3): Education, skills, and knowledge transfer

Marcello Signorelli (University of Perugia)

  1. Vasiliy Anikin (National Research University Higher School of Economics Moscow, University of Essex): Skills training in India: Market or privilege?
  2. Kseniia Gatskova (IOS Regensburg), Barbara Dietz, Artjoms Ivlevs: Does migration affect education of girls in Tajikistan? Evidence from panel data
  3. Marcello Signorelli (University of Perugia), Chiara Mussida, Dario Sciulli: School dropout and working opportunities in developing countries: A comparative Analysis


PS 18 (Room SR 4): Corruption, taxes and government action

Andrei Yakovlev (National Research University Higher School of Economics Moscow)

  1. David Kemme (University of Memphis), Bhavik Parikh, Tanja Steigner: Tax havens, tax evasion and tax information exchange agreements in the OECD
  2. Andrei Yakovlev (National Research University Higher School of Economics Moscow), Andrey Tkachenko, Alexandra Kuznetsova: Repeated contracts in public procurement and opportunities to identify corrupt and honest behavior of economic agents


PS 19 (Room SR 5): Economic issues in Asia

Maho Shiraishi (University of Kitakyushu)

  1. Giovanni B. Ramello (Universitá del Piemonte Orientale, IEL Collegio Carlo Alberto), Koji Domon, Alessandro Melcarne: Digital Piracy in Asian Countries
  2. Takahiro Sato (Kobe University), Atushi Kato: Violent conflicts and economic performance of the manufacturing sector in India
  3. Maho Shiraishi (University of Kitakyushu): Financial intermediation and firm’s survival in China


PS 20 (Room SR 6): Labour market

Allan Webster (Bournemouth University)

  1. Fabrizio Pompei (University of Perugia), Cristiano Perugini: Over-education and wage inequality across European Union countries
  2. Lucas van der Velde (University of Warsaw, GRAPE): Phasing out of the labor market: routine jobs and retirement patterns
  3. Allan Webster (Bournemouth University): An empirical analysis of the gender pay gap in the United States