Published Articles

THE ANALYSIS OF ABSORPTION CAPACITY OF PROJECT BENEFICIARIES CONTRIBUTING TO CROSS-BORDER PROGRAMMES BASED ON THE MOST FUNDAMENTAL CRITERIA

by Balázs Simó Subsequent to the experience with the international aid programmes of the 1990’s, from the very beginning of the accession negotiations and since 2004 in particular, the notion of absorption capacity of using EU funds has gradually been in focus. The subject of early scientific investigations concentrated mainly on…

DETERMINANTS OF DIVIDEND PAYOUT POLICY: AN EMPIRICAL STUDY OF BANKING SECTOR OF PAKISTAN

by Ishtiaq Ahmad – Muhammad Fahid Muqaddas One good way to communicate financial performance of a bank to its shareholders is the payment of dividend. The present study is attempted to explore the influence of financial efficiency, safety, risk and profitability on dividend policy using panel data of 10 commercial banks…

AN APPROACH TO UNDERSTANDING THE SPECIFIC SUBSIDIES RECEVIED BY RURAL CIVIC ORGANIZATIONS: A CASE OF A SETTLEMENT IN SZABOLCS-SZATMÁR-BEREG COUNTY

by György Szabados, Éva Bácsné Bába, Gergely Kulcsár, Sehar Zulfiqar Nowadays the sport related civic organizations form a special segment within the civic sector. In particular, the current situation of these organizations – who are operating in rural settlements – should be considered as special. In rural settlements the local sport…

COMPARING OLS AND RANK-BASED ESTIMATION TECHNIQUES FOR PRODUCTION ANALYSIS: AN APPLICATION TO GHANAIAN MAIZE FARMS

by Henry De-Graft Acquah This paper introduces the rank-based estimation method to modelling the Cobb-Douglas production function as an alternative to the least squares approach. The intent is to demonstrate how a  onparametric regression based on a rank-based estimator can be used to estimate a Cobb-Douglas production function using data on…

FACTORS INFLUENCING ALBANIAN CONSUMER PREFERENCES FOR STANDARDIZED OLIVE OIL

by Etleva Muça, Ana Kapaj, Remzi Sulo, Natasha Hodaj Albania is considered one of the most important countries where olives are cultivated due to its geographical position and climate conditions. The country is facing many problems with the quality of olive oil which is related to cultivation methods and agronomic techniques.…

HUNGARIAN SPIRITS PALINKA AS A “HUNGARICUM” II. THE EFFECT OF TAX-FREE PRODUCTION IN HUNGARY AND IN THE EUROPEAN UNION

by Imre Milán Harcsa Palinka is a traditional Hungarian fruit spirit prepared exclusively by the distillation of fruit mash or fruit pulp. As an alcohol product, it is subject to the Act CXXVII of 2003 on Excise Duties and Special Regulations on the Distribution of Excise Goods amended several times. The…

ANALYSIS OF THE CAVEBATH OF MISKOLCTAPOLCA’S BRAND ELEMENTS AND GUESTS SATISFACTION

by Müller Anetta – Boda Eszter Judit – Ráthonyi Gergely – Ráthonyi-Odor Kinga – Barcsák Barbara – Könyves Erika – Bíró Melinda – Beáta Dobay– Elena Bendíkova In the region of Northern Hungary the unique Cavebath of Miskolcatapolca is one of the leading health tourism service positioning itself on national and…