2010

EVALUATING LINKAGE BETWEEN OPERATORS’ SATISFACTION AND POTENTIAL OF LOCAL RESOURCES FOR RURAL TOURISM: EVIDENCE FROM MATSUURA IN JAPAN

by Yasuo Ohe, Shinichi Kurihara, Shinpei Shimoura As rural tourism evolves into diversification, the connection between the individual and local resource management is becoming an important issue for the sustainable evolution of rural tourism. To explore this point, we investigated conceptually and empirically whether rural tourism operators’ individual satisfaction enhances utilization…

EDUCATIONAL PROJECTS – SUPPORT FOR DEVELOPMENT OF TOURISM AND RURAL AREAS IN SERBIA

by Jonel Subic, Zorica Vasiljevic & Sanjin Ivanovic The paper presents three mini-projects that have been implemented by The Institute of Agricultural Economics – Belgrade in the 2006–2008 period. Those were special educational projects in agriculture and rural development, whereas extension activities were concentrated onto three topics: farm management, support of…

THE ECONOMIC ASPECTS OF INNOVATION IN SHEEP BREEDING

by Gábor Bence Csatári During my investigations, I highlighted three innovations, all of which serve the production of a final product, sheep kefir. This product contains a unique added value and involves several innovational opportunities. I examined the complex economic analysis of the innovations and technological elements investigated with respect to…

CURRENT SITUATION AND DEVELOPMENT OF THE BEE-KEEPING SECTOR IN HUNGARY

by László Kárpáti, Zsolt Csapó & Georgina Ványi Árváné Rural development has become more and more important issue in Hungary since rural areas also contribute to the efficiency of the national economy. Development of rural areas also very important issue in the European Union, which could contribute to the improvement of…

WHO BENEFITS FROM EMOTIONAL LABOUR?

by Kornélia Lazányi Emotional labour is an essential requisite in most professions. It is present wherever performance of work involves interactions with colleagues and/or customers. Emotional labour produces multiple positive consequences for organizations, such as constant performance by employees, uniform image, and regular, satisfied customers. Of all effects of emotional labour…

STRUCTURAL CHANGE IN REPUBLIKA SRPSKA – SMALL FARMS BETWEEN SUBSISTENCE ORIENTATION AND MODERNIZATION

by Matteo Vittuari, Andrea Segrè The paper aims to analyze the main barriers and opportunities for the modernization of the agricultural sector of Republika Srpska with a specific focus on the role of small farms. A particular attention has been given to specific elements related to the human, social, and institutional…

SMALL AND MEDIUM ENTERPRISES AS DEVELOPMENT FACTOR OF AGRIBUSINESS IN REPUBLIC OF SERBIA

by Radojka Maletić, Slobodan Ceranić Development of strong and competitive sector of small and medium enterprises has very important role in process of total transition in Republic of Serbia. This sector should be one of the guidelines of economical development and future, like in developed countries. Within the Strategy of development…

ROLE OF INNOVATIONS AND KNOWLEDGE – INFRASTRUCTURE AND INSTITUTIONS

by András Nábrádi There is a well known saying: Research converts money into knowledge, innovation converts knowledge into money. The knowledge-based economy has four pillars: innovation, education, the economic and institutional regime, and information infrastructure. Transformation towards a knowledge-based economy will necessarily shift the proportion and growth of national income derived…