Economics & Sociology

Articles from Vol. 9, No. 2, 2016

Analysis of Selected Socioeconomic Aspects of Volunteering in Slovakia
IntroductionVolunteering and non-profit sector are specific for each country depending on different historical, political, economic and social relations of their development. Similarly, the approach of non-profit sector and the differences in the extent...
Approaches to Empirical Analysis of Social Exclusion: International Comparison
IntroductionOver the recent decades the instruments, developed for assessment of the situation of vulnerable groups and their identification in society, have undergone essential changes. Due to rethinking of the factors of human well-being, the concept...
Collegiality in Organizations: An Economic Approach to Organizational Citizenship Behavior
(ProQuest: ... denotes formulae omitted.)IntroductionEvery factory, office, or bureau depends daily on a myriad of acts of helpfulness, gestures of goodwill, courtesy, conscientiousness, and other instances of what can be called organizational citizenship...
Cross-Country Analysis of Corporate Governance Codes in the European Union
IntroductionCorporate governance codes (further - governance codes) are an important area of international corporate governance as they are designed to provide firms with guidelines how to set corporate best practice. Unlike other forms of regulation...
Discussion on the Social Rate of Discount: From Sen to Behavioural Economics
(ProQuest: ... denotes formulae omitted.)IntroductionSince the issue of preserving the natural capital and the equitable sharing of it for current and future generations is a matter of global concern (Sankar, 2011, p. 4), governments worldwide are looking...
Economic and Social Institutions: Modelling the Evolution Paths for the Archaic Society
(ProQuest: ... denotes formulae omitted.)IntroductionThere are two key elements that motivated the researchers to investigate socio-cultural differences between different cultures and ethnic groups: Firstly, every country and ethnos has its own national...
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Economics & Sociology is a quarterly international academic journal published by Centre of Sociological Research in co-operation with University of Szczecin (Poland), Mykolas Romeris University (Lithuania), Alexander Dubcek University of Trencín,...
Education from the Perspective of the Europe 2020 Strategy: The Case of Southern Countries of the European Union
IntroductionUntil recently, the question of economy's competitiveness was covered by the Lisbon Strategy for growth and jobs, the primary target of which was, that the European Union should become until 2010 the most competitive and most dynamic knowledge-based...
Enterprise Social Networking: Innovation Difficult to Adopt?
IntroductionThe promotion of social innovation has been widely identified as one of the EU's priorities because it contributes to the improvement of the quality of life of citizens and national competitiveness (Dobele et al., 2015). The concept of social...
Labour Market Inclusion of International Protection Applicants and Beneficiaries
IntroductionLabour market inclusion of international protection applicants and beneficiaries represents an important issue of migration and integration policies of various EU Member States.Strielkowski (2012) and Milaszewicz et al. (2015) show that immigrants...
Labour Migration Trends in the Slovak Republic
IntroductionThe origins of scientific research which can be traced back to the second half of the 19th century mark the beginning of exploring other sciences, both social and economic ones. In this period of time, empirical science research was developed,...
Multiple-Criteria Evaluation of Quality of Human Capital in the European Union Countries
(ProQuest: ... denotes formulae omitted.)IntroductionQuality of human capital (QHC), both at microeconomic and macroeconomic level, is currently considered as the main growth factor in developed economies. The process of creation of high value added...
Multistage Performance Modelling in Digital Marketing Management
IntroductionInteractive media, apart from one-to-one communication, allow for detailed tracking of the performance of online campaigns and improving it with the use of dedicated technologies (Hoffman and Novak, 1995). Several interdisciplinary research...
Predictability of Business Environment within Budgeting Process - Is It Connected with Fluctuations of Economy?
IntroductionTraditional annual budgets belong to the common managerial tools, which are used by majority of organizations for different purposes. These traditional budgets are mostly based on annual accounting periods and are connected with forecasting...
Problems of Polish Students with Gaining Professional Experience from the Perspective of Europe 2020 Strategy Goals
IntroductionThe Europe 2020 strategy provides the direction to the development of the EU economies by formulating main objectives which should contribute to smart, sustainable growth fostering social inclusion. One of its dimensions concerns an increase...
Qualifications of Managers vs. Effectiveness of Investment Funds in Poland
(ProQuest: ... denotes formulae omitted.)IntroductionThe person of a fund manager is closely connected with the efficiency of portfolio management. The complexity of the investment decision making process in the given environments requires highly skilled...
Social Development and Ict Adoption. Developing World Perspective
(ProQuest: ... denotes formulae omitted.)IntroductionThe process of ttechnology diffusion is complex, and one should bear in mind that multiple both qualitative and quantitative elements may be claimed as its essential determinants. Insofar, voluminous...
Testing the Level and Factors of Institutional Rationality in Montenegro, Serbia and Bosnia and Herzegovina
(ProQuest: ... denotes formulae omitted.)IntroductionInsufficient level of development of the institutions and dissatisfactory character of their use in practice represent a big problem in Montenegro, Serbia and Bosnia and Herzegovina. Many of the influential...
The Ageing of the Population in Developed Countries - the Economic Consequences in the Czech Republic
IntroductionOne of the tasks of economic sciences is the endeavour to estimate the economic consequences of current development trends on the future - among other things, on the forthcoming living standard of inhabitants, but also on issues of cooperation...
The Nature of Israel's Public Policy Aimed at Curbing the Rise in Property Prices from 2008-2015, as a Derivative of the Country's Governance Structure
IntroductionThe considerable rise in Israel's property prices from 2008 to the present1 has put concerns of a developing real estate bubble on Israel's public agenda (Dovman et al., 2012). Volatile property prices are not unusual and occur in all countries...
The Role of Entrepreneur's Gender, Age and Firm's Age in Autonomy. the Case Study from the Czech Republic
IntroductionThe topic of SMEs is a very discussed issue by many authors from different points of view. According to many authors (Mura et al., 2015; Kljucnikov et al., 2016; Skarpová et al., 2015; Norek & Arenhardt, 2015; Gajowiak, 2015), small and...
Traditional Economy: Innovations, Efficiency and Globalization
(ProQuest: ... denotes formulae omitted.)IntroductionWhen analysing traditional economies with regard to their innovation, efficiency and modernization, the researchers can hardly find more diverse and interesting example then the North Caucasus region...
Values Congruence from the Executives' Viewpoint: Value-Based Practices
IntroductionRelevance of the research. Dolan et al. (2006) argues that leaders and managers today are perhaps facing the biggest challenge in the history, striving with how to create and maintain successful organizations based on what is equally good...
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