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The Resource Start-up Poland : the people who transformed an economy, Jan Cienski

Start-up Poland : the people who transformed an economy, Jan Cienski

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Start-up Poland : the people who transformed an economy
Title
Start-up Poland
Title remainder
the people who transformed an economy
Statement of responsibility
Jan Cienski
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Poland in the 1980s was filled with shuttered restaurants and shops that bore such imaginative names as "bread," "shoes," and "milk products," from which lines could stretch for days on the mere rumor there was something worth buying. But you'd be hard-pressed to recognize the same squares buzzing with bars and cafes today. In the years since the collapse of communism, Poland's GDP has almost tripled, making it the eight-largest economy in the European Union, with a wealth of well-educated and highly skilled workers and a buoyant private sector that competes in international markets. Many consider it one of the only European countries to have truly weathered the financial crisis. As the Warsaw bureau chief for the Financial Times, Jan Cienski spent more than a decade talking with the people who did something that had never been done before: recreating a market economy out of a socialist one. Poland had always lagged behind wealthier Western Europe, but in the 1980s the gap had grown to its widest in centuries. But the corrupt Polish version of communism also created the conditions for its eventual revitalization, bringing forth a remarkably resilient and entrepreneurial people prepared to brave red tape and limited access to capital. In the 1990s, more than a million Polish people opened their own businesses, selling everything from bicycles to leather jackets, Japanese VCRs, and romance novels. The most business-savvy turned those primitive operations into complex corporations that now have global reach
Cataloging source
ICU/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Cieński, Jan
Dewey number
338.092/2438
Index
index present
LC call number
HC340.3
LC item number
.C55 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Businesspeople
  • Poland
  • Post-communism
  • Businesspeople
  • Economic history
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Post-communism
  • Poland
Label
Start-up Poland : the people who transformed an economy, Jan Cienski
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
From People's Poland to the Third Republic -- In the starting blocks -- Shocked by therapy -- The survivors -- Oligarchs? -- White socks and dark suits: the Polish quest for luxury -- The Red Press baron -- On the move -- A question of scale -- Crushed by capitalism or by the visible hand of the government? -- New businesses -- Halfway there
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 251 pages
Isbn
9780226306810
Lccn
2017025013
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • ocn975445415
  • (OCoLC)975445415
Label
Start-up Poland : the people who transformed an economy, Jan Cienski
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
From People's Poland to the Third Republic -- In the starting blocks -- Shocked by therapy -- The survivors -- Oligarchs? -- White socks and dark suits: the Polish quest for luxury -- The Red Press baron -- On the move -- A question of scale -- Crushed by capitalism or by the visible hand of the government? -- New businesses -- Halfway there
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 251 pages
Isbn
9780226306810
Lccn
2017025013
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • ocn975445415
  • (OCoLC)975445415

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