Surviving The Transition: Central European Bank Executives' View Of Environmental Changes

Hegarty, W. Harvey; Tiyanhi, Laszlo
December 1999
Journal of World Business;Winter99, Vol. 34 Issue 4, p409
Academic Journal
Executives of ten large banks in three Central European transition economies were interviewed concerning their views of environmental changes. The study sought to identify environmental sectors that were important and uncertain for the bank executives. Central European bankers perceived customers, competitors, economic, and regulatory environmental sectors more uncertain than international and technological factors, sociocultural issues, and new entrants. We found that executives of banks with poor prior performance viewed environmental changes as threats rather than as opportunities.


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