Accession Number:

ADA254276

Title:

Eastern Europe as a Source of High-Technology Imports for Soviet Economic Modernization

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1991-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

82.0

Abstract:

This report assesses the potential for Eastern Europe to provide the high-technology products necessary to further the modernization of the Soviet economy. It examines both traditional trade in high technology products as well as recent measures to encourage integrated and cooperative technology development within the Council for Mutual Economic Assistance CMEA. Documented in early 1990, the findings will still be useful to those with an interest in the future of Eastern Europe, Soviet trade relations with Eastern Europe and with the West for products embodying advanced technologies, and prospects for growth in the Soviet economy. The research herein concentrates on the Soviet Union and the East European members of the CMEA Council for Mutual Economic Assistance, Which at the same time of the analysis early 1990 included the German Democratic Republic, no longer extant. Although these countries have gone through dramatic political revolutions, much of the analysis holds lessons for current and peripheral activities concerning economic relationships between the Soviet Union and East European countries, what to expect of them, and approaches to dealing with them.

Subject Categories:

  • Economics and Cost Analysis
  • Humanities and History
  • Geography

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE