2012/3-4

WATER FOOTPRINT IN HUNGARY

by Eva Neubauer More and more news report on water-related extreme environmental phenomena. Some of these are natural, which are often beyond the human race. But others are definitely due to anthropogenic effects. I think the water footprint index is able to highlight national and international water-use processes and gives…

THE POLITICAL ECONOMY OF AGRI-ENVIRONMENTAL MEASURES: AN EMPIRICAL ASSESSMENT AT THE EU REGIONAL LEVEL

by Danilo Bertoni & Alessandro Olper The paper deals with the political and economic determinants of EU agri-environmental measures (AEMs) applied by 59 regional/country units, during the 2001-2004 period. Five different groups of determinants, spanning from positive and negative externalities, to political institutions, are highlighted and tested using an econometric…

PERFORMANCE INDICATORS IN CSR AND SUSTAINABILITY REPORTS IN HUNGARY

by Andrea Karcagi-Kováts Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) or Corporate Sustainability reporting is a relatively new phenomenon in Hungary. As the external pressure from the civil society, public authorities and the media has so far been fairly low, this important corporate activity emerged only at the beginning of the last decade.…

THE NEW STRATEGIC DIRECTIONS OF RURAL DEVELOPMENT IN HUNGARY

by Szabóné Pap, Hajnalka & Enikő Bezzeg The notion of sustainability is the basis for our future possibilities. Local sustainability, in the centre of which can be found the livable settlement, is especially important in rural areas.Without developing rural areas, there is no developing society. The growth of the Earth’s…

NEW SOURCES OF EMPLOYMENT TO PROMOTE THE WEALTH-GENERATING CAPACITY OF RURAL COMMUNITIES

by Miklós Pakurár, Judit Oláh & András Nábrádi New Sources of Employment to Promote the Wealth-Generating Capacity of Rural Communities (acronym: RuralJobs) is a collaborative research project partly funded under the European Commission Research and Development 7th Framework Program. The RuralJobs consortium consists of partners drawn from eight European Union…

METHODOLOGICAL AND INTEGRATION ASPECTS OF ABC-METHOD APPLICATION IN TRADE ORGANIZATIONS

by Klychova Guzaliya S. & Bagaev Ilya V. In conditions of declining consumer demand and deficit of credit resources more and more managers of Russian companies think of necessity of introducing effective methods and systems of cost management. One of the most relevant is method of “Activity Based Costing” (ABC-method).…

KNOWLEDGE AND ACCEPTANCE RESEARCH OF USE OF VINE-BRANCH IN MICRO REGION OF GYÖNGYÖS

by Gonda Cecília Significant quantity of renewable plant biomass comes into existence in Hungary year by year. Nowadays there are different wellknow possibilities for utilization. However these methods are not widely accepted. The most important obstacle is frequently caused by lack of knowledge of farmers. Without the necessary information the…

IMPROVING AUDIT FUNCTIONS OF SUPREME AUDIT INSTITUTIONS TO PROMOTE SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT

by Sándor Nagy, József Gál & Antal Véha In this paper, we demonstrate and analyze the substance of the added value effect of a Supreme Audit Institution (SAI), focusing on sustainable development issues.We intend to answer such questions as: how could a SAI respond to global and local challenges and…