Conversion within the context of economic reform: The case of Nizhniy Novgorod Oblast

Release date: 1998-04

This report provides an analysis of the modern economic structure of Nizhniy Novgorod oblast and significant structural changes which took place after systemic reforms were launched with the special focus on defense industry and conversion. Niches for actual and potential growth have been identified at the regional level, and the former defense industry has to integrate with these growing segments of the regional economy. In addition, this report analyzes retraining demand of employees at defense contractors.