7th IOS Annual Conference: Firms and Social Change in Eastern and South-Eastern Europe. Historical, Political and Economic Perspectives

Landshuterstr. 4, 93047 Regensburg
IOS Regensburg
Leibniz-Institut für Ost- und Südosteuropaforschung
23.05.2019 - 25.05.2019
Leibniz Institute for East and Southeast European Studies

Sixth Annual Conference of the Leibniz Institute for East and Southeast European Studies (IOS), Regensburg


Social Policy in East and Southeast Europe in Past and Present: Demographic Challenges and Patterns of Inclusion and Exclusion


21 to 23 June 2018


Thursday, May 23

Venue: Hotel Maximilian (Maximilianstr. 28, Regensburg)

17:00 – 19:30 Opening and Keynotes
Opening statements by Ulf Brunnbauer and Oleg Sidorkin (both IOS)
Andrei YAKOVLEV (Moscow)
Evolution of State-Business relations in Post-Soviet Russia
Jan O. HESSE (Bayreuth)
Business History – A Western Approach?
Dinner reception

Friday, May 24

Venue: IOS Regensburg, Landshuter Str. 4, Room 319

9.00 – 10.45
Panel 1: Foreign investments, local adaptations
Leonid BORODKIN(Moscow)
Nobel Brothers Petroleum Company in the Russian Empire: on the impact of international business and foreign capital on Russian business culture
Judit KLEMENT (Budapest)
Social Image of a Firm. The Leadership of the Siemens’ Subsidiary in Hungary Before 1946
Michael MORITZ (Nuremberg)
German FDI in the Czech Republic – Employment Effects in the Home Country

11.15 – 13.00
Panel 2: Between private and the state
Rachel TRODE
Administering the Private and State-Owned Firm in Habsburg Bosnia
and Herzegovina: Government Approaches during the General Strike,
May 1906
Valentina FAVA
A Tale of Two Enterprises: Production and Organisational Decisionmaking
in the Trajectories of Skoda Auto and AvtoVAZ (1970–2000)
Philipp KOROM
The Many Transformations of Austria Inc. (1937–2008). From
Networked and Politicised to Post-Networked and Depoliticised?


14.00 – 16.15
Panel 3: Managers, markets, workers
Market power, productivity and distribution of wages: theory and
evidence with micro data
Organizations and the Re-Institutionalisation of Management in Post-
Communist Societies: the case of the Czech Republic
Look back in anger? Reconstructing former GDR managers’ individual
and organizational realities during Cold War
Misallocations go a long way: evidence from firm-level data

16.45 – 18.30
Panel 4: The fate of state owned enterprises (SOEs)
Volodymyr KULIKOV
State-Owned Enterprises in the Late Tsarist Economy: Purpose,
Structure, and Performance
State-owned enterprises in the contemporary Polish economy ‒ the
impact of path dependence and their economic and non-economic
Privatizing when firm value is unknown: an agency model and an
application to the case of Poland

Saturday, May 25

Venue: IOS Regensburg, Landshuter Str. 4, Room 319

9.00 – 10.45
Panel 5: Political conflict and risks
Ágnes POGÁNY (Budapest)
Conflict and Co-operation: Adaptation Strategies of Hungarian firms after World War I
Karlo BASTA (Saint Johns)
Socialist Enterprises and the Slovenian Independence Referendum of 1990
Ksenia GONCHAR (Moscow)
Impact of political risk on foreign subsidiaries’ survival in Russia

11.15 – 13.00
Panel 6: Networks and border crossings
Gelina HARLAFTIS (Corfu)
Prosperity, cooperation and conflict of foreign entrepreneurs in the Black Sea port-cities of the Russian Empire. Greek traders and ship-owners from Odessa to Batumi, 1780s to 1910s.
Goran MUSIĆ (Sarajevo)
Outward Processing Production and the Yugoslav Self-Managed Textile Industry in the 1980s
Evguenia DAVIDOVA (Portland)
An Ottoman Firm in the Age of Nationalisms: The Case of the Tŭpchileshtov Company Case of the Tŭpchileshtov Company


14.00 – 15.45
Panel 7: Reasons of Survival and Failure
Petya SLAVOVA (Sofia)
Between the ‘economic success’ and the risk of political failure: the case of the firm enterprise Texim-Imextracom in communist Bulgaria
Evžen KONČENDA (Prague)
Institutions and Determinants of Firm Survival in European Emerging Markets
Irina LEVINA (Moscow)
Decentralization and Innovations of Hungarian Firms

16.00 – 16.45
Wrap-up discussion


Petra Preß
Landshuter Str. 4
93047 Regensburg


7th IOS Annual Conference: Firms and Social Change in Eastern and South-Eastern Europe. Historical, Political and Economic Perspectives, 23.05.2019 – 25.05.2019 Landshuterstr. 4, 93047 Regensburg, in: H-Soz-Kult, 28.02.2019, <www.hsozkult.de/event/id/termine-39567>.
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