2016/1

Graduate Students’ Opinions about Entrepreneurship as an Employment Opportunity

by Josip Juračak – Marko Tica One of the most unwanted and unavoidable consequences of the economic recession is the high rate of unemployment. Graduate students in Croatia are faced with lack of employment possibilities, and for some of them the self-employment looks like a good solution. In this paper, we…

Trajectories of agricultural modernization and rural resilience: Some first insights derived from case studies in 14 countries

by Karlheinz Knickel In this paper, alternative trajectories of agricultural modernization and rural resilience are explored based on case studies in 14 countries. The analysis is to support discussions about the further development of agriculture at a time when the agricultural sector must respond to an increasing scarcity of natural resources,…

Challenges to Sustainable Rural Development in Russia: Social Issues and Regional Divergences

by Olga Lisova – Vasily Erokhin – Anna Ivolga Paper aims at investigation of contemporary approaches to sustainable rural development in Russia. It includes the overview of current experiences in rural development, analysis of major economic and social indicators of rural areas in comparison with urban ones. Analysis included the set…

Plant Production for Biomass into Energy: Economics and Energy Efficiency View

by Karol Wajszczuk – Jacek Wawrzynowicz – Benedykt Pepliński The aim of the paper was to determine the influence of the fertilization level on the energy and economics efficiency of the production technologies of selected crops processed into bioethanol or biogas. There were investigated the following crops: rye, triticale, wheat, sugar…

Is it worth being socially responsible?

by Tünde Csapóné Riskó – Ádám Péntek – Troy Wiwczaroski Several definitions for corporate social responsibility (CSR) exist and these vary greatly as to the activities it should cover and their motivators. Among the benefits of CSR are positive marketing/brand building, brand insurance and employee loyalty. Numerous arguments against CSR prevail,…