"Second curve" concept as a key driver of economic development in the emerging markets
"Second curve" concept as a key driver of economic development in the emerging markets

Author(s): Anđelko Lojpur, Ivan Radević, Nikola Martinović
Subject(s): National Economy, Business Economy / Management, Economic policy, Economic development, EU-Accession / EU-DEvelopment
Published by: Ekonomski fakultet Sveučilišta u Splitu
Keywords: globalization; management; neoliberalism; new industrial policies; second curve ("S-curve");

Summary/Abstract: The paper begins with the understanding that the three-decade-long transition period from a socialist economy to the market one, as an integral part of comprehensive changes in Eastern Europe, both political and ideological ones, remains to be a quite problematic and ongoing process. When it comes to less-developed or transition countries, with a special focus on the Western Balkans, a popular opinion is that the impact of deindustrialization on countries in transition was as painful and radical as the "coming" of socialism. Therefore, when addressing the need for a new formula for development, it is a matter of great concern that today's multipolar world lacks well-established development paradigms, particularly taking into account an obvious stagnation in reforms, i.e. the so-called reform failure. In the authors' opinion, it is possible to end the crisis in underdeveloped and transition countries only by introducing a "new" order, i.e. by finding a "new" economic development paradigm. In the light of the above, this paper indicates the need to replace the current transitional models of economic transformation with a turn-around strategy that would be based on reindustrialization, i.e. newly created industrial policies. Finally, this would imply the implementation of the “second curve“(the “S-curve”) concept in the change management processes.

  • Issue Year: 26/2021
  • Issue No: Spec
  • Page Range: 101-119
  • Page Count: 19
  • Language: English