Archive for December, 2017

CHALLENGES OF A SUSTAINED AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT: A STUDY-CASE

Zenólia ALMEIDA

PhD. Governador Valadares Academy of Letters, Minas Gerais, Brazil

zenalmeida@gmail.com

Inguelore SCHEUNEMAN

PhD. Assistant Professor retired from Universidade Federal de Pelotas, Brazil

inguelore@gmail.com

Teresa SEQUEIRA

PhD. Assistant Professor at Universidade de Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro (UTAD), and Senior researcher at Centre for Transdisciplinary Development Studies (CETRAD), Vila Real, Portugal

tsequeir@utad.pt

Francisco DINIZ

PhD. Associate Professor with Abilitation retired from UTAD, and Senior researcher at CETRAD, Vila Real, Portugal

fdiniz@utad.pt

Abstract

The town of Governador Valadares went through several economic cycles throughout its history which led to the destruction of its forests and the depletion of its soil, causing poverty and stagnation. Socioeconomic indicators point out the actual stage of the town’s development. In order to fully understand what its inhabitants think about this reality, two separate researches were conducted: a) with students and teachers of both public and private secondary schools to assess their social awareness regarding the environment, their attitudes, values and social practices towards Rio Doce, as well as the town’s natural and cultural heritage; b) with stakeholders, opinion makers and other inhabitants to understand what they think about “the town we have” and their view of a suitable future for Governador Valadares; in other words, “the town we want to have in a near future”. The information gathered made it possible to make a SWOT analysis that can serve as an important basis for public policies targeting the town’s sustainable development. The final goal of the current study is to make a Master Plan for the Integrated Territory Management – ITM methodology.

Keywords: Territory, Social Perception, Integrated Management, Governance, Sustainability

JEL classification: R58, Q01, 021
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METHODS OF COMPETITIVENESS ASSESSMENT OF AGRICULTURAL ENTERPRISE IN EASTERN EUROPE

O. V. DOVGAL

Phd in Economic. Nikolaev National Agricultural University. 9, Heorhiia Honhadze Str. Mykolayiv, 54020 Ukraine

dovgalua17@gmail.com

M. V. KRAVCHENKO

Phd in Economic. Dnepropetrovsk State University of Agriculture and Economics. 25, Voroshylova str., Dnipropetrovsk, 49027 Ukraine

kravchenkokolyan@yandex.ru

N. I. DEMCHUK

Phd in Economic. Dnepropetrovsk State University of Agriculture and Economics. 25, Voroshylova str., Dnipropetrovsk, 49027 Ukraine

natademchyk@gmail.com

O. A. ODNOSHEVNAYA

Phd in Economic. Dnepropetrovsk State University of Agriculture and Economics. 25, Voroshylova str., Dnipropetrovsk, 49027 Ukraine

elic260@ukr.net

O.Y. NOVIKOV

Phd in Economic. Nikolaev National Agricultural University. 9, Heorhiia Honhadze Str. Mykolayiv, 54020 Ukraine

novikov@mnau.edu.ua

U. Y. ANDRUSIV

Phd in Economic. Ivano-Frankovsk National Technical University of Oil and Gas 15 Karpatska Street, Ivano-Frankivsk, 76000, Ukraine

andrusivu@ukr.net

I. M. LESIK

Phd in Economic. Nikolaev National Agricultural University. 9, Heorhiia Honhadze Str. Mykolayiv, 54020 Ukraine

ilesik@ukr.net

I. R. POPADYNETS

Phd in Economic. Ivano-Frankovsk National Technical University of Oil and Gas 15 Karpatska Street, Ivano-Frankivsk, 76000, Ukraine

Irav.if@gmail.com

Abstract

The purpose of the article is to substantiate theoretical and methodological principles and to develop practical recommendations for the formation of competitive advantages of agro-industrial enterprises based on the methods of factor analysis. The article highlights the theoretical principles of formation of competitive advantages in agro-industrial enterprises. The article forms the methodological approaches to managing the competitiveness of agro-industrial enterprises.

The organizational and economic measures on increase of competitive advantages of the enterprises of the agro-industrial complex are substantiated. The results of the study allow making more substantiated conclusions about the competitiveness state of economic entities as well as facilitating the adoption of managerial decisions on improving certain areas of activity of the agro-industrial enterprise.

Keywords: competitiveness, methodological approaches, agro-industrial enterprise, benefits, organic products, integrated systems

JEL classification: E00, F00,L20, L21
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MODELING THE PROCESSES OF REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT BASED ON GEOSTATISTICS METHODOLOGY

Tatyana V. YALYALIEVA

Candidate of Economic Sciences, e Professor of the Department of Management and Law, Volga State University of Technology, Russia, Yoshkar-Ola

yal05@mail.ru

Dmitry L. NAPOLSKIKH

Candidate of Economic Sciences, Associate Professor of the Department of Management and Law, Volga State University of Technology, Russia, Yoshkar-Ola

NapolskihDL@yandex.ru

Abstract

Paper deals with the economic essence of the main elements of geostatistics, study solves problems of spatial modeling regional development based on geostatistics and methodology of clusters. The purpose of this research is to adapt deterministic methods of geostatistics to the spatial modeling of regional industrial clusters. Particular attention is given to practical application of geostatistics methods for visualizing the monitoring network and its cluster structure. The paper offers model of industrial clusters of the Tatarstan Republic (region of Russian Federation) based on interpolation of data monitoring network, Delaunay triangulation and construction of Voronoi polygons.

Keywords: development, industrial clusters, spatial modeling, geostatistics

JEL classification: O1, R58

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