innovation

INNOVATION IN HEALTH TOURISM – CREATION OF SpaHealth y APPLICATION

by Erika Könyves This primary research examines the introduction of an innovative health promotion service into the market. Given the assumption that healthcare costs should be part of one’s budget, the survey reveals two trends: 1. Health concerns are more observed by consumers having higher social statuses, this means that they are ready…

Towards innovative environmental management in the Agro-food Industry

by Harry Bremmers, Derk-Jan Haverkamp, Anna Sabidussi and Onno Omta This article focuses on the problem: what external (stakeholder) and internal (structural/organizational) factors drive companies in the food- and agribusiness towards innovative environmental management? Innovative companies are those considered to have adopted a supply-chain perspective, instead of a focus on the…

THE CHOICE BETWEEN CONVENTIONAL AND ORGANIC FARMING. A HUNGARIAN EXAMPLE

by Imre Fertő and Csaba Forgács The paper deals with organic produce in one of the largest and, concerning organic production one of the most diffused counties in Hungary, Pest County located in the north-central part of the country. Factors influencing farmers’ decision on adopting or not e.g. farm size, farm…

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…

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…

GREEN NETWORKS: INNOVATIVE CAPACITY OF SMES IN THE DUTCH GREENHOUSE HORTICULTURE INDUSTRY

by Henk J. Schout, Saskia J. M. Harkema The Dutch greenhouse horticulture industry is characterized by world leadership in high-tech innovation. The dynamics of this playing field are innovation in production systems and automation, reduction in energy consumption and sharing limited space. However, international competitive advantage of the industry is…

Examination of Enterpreneurship Ecosystem in Debrecen from the Direction of Open Innovation Spaces

by Adrienn Horváth Innovation is not just a technology, but it is rather a comprehensive vision of what the future should look like and which requires changes in many ambits. Innovation is driven by people’s needs, ambitions and dreams, and it is necessary that people at different positions in the…

Potential of vertical and horizontal integration in the Hungarian fish product chain

by  Szűcs István & Szőllősi László After the economic and political transformation, the output and resource utilization of the Hungarian fish production sector decreased less than in other livestock sectors, and it managed to preserve its income position. As a consequence of the relatively low level of the implemented innovative…