About the author: Dr. Stowe received his PhD from the University of Warsaw, School of Management. He also has a J. D. from the University of Houston Law Center. He is currently Professor and Director of the Office of International Programs at Sam Houston State University, and Professor at the Academy of Entrepreneurship and Management in Warsaw, Poland.
1999 0-7734-8019-6 An extraordinary study revealing the relationship between foreign financial institutions and the entrepreneurial sector of a transition economy. Developmental and institutional economists, economic historians, and scholars of finance and entrepreneurship will find this extremely valuable. The book exposes the relationship between legal reforms and economic development. It presents a basic primer on Poland's economic development from 1989 through 1994. It provides the most complete history of the entry of foreign financial institutions yet published, and reveals very different marketing strategies used by foreign financial firms to enter the Polish financial services sector. The book describes the realities of the financial services sector at the beginning of the transition period, the policies pursued to promote transition toward a free market economy , and the environment that foreign financial institutions discovered during that period.