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Message in a Battle – Austerity in Europe and Lessons for Central and Eastern European Member States

Kovács, O. (2013): Message in a Battle – Austerity in Europe and Lessons for Central and Eastern European Member States. News of the Month, ICEG European Center, November 2013, pp. 8-18. In this article we purport to illustrate why differential diagnosis is inevitable when it comes to fighting against the tide to gain control over indebtedness and dampen sovereign risk in European countries. To this end, we first loo
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Fiscal Sustainability in the Lights of a Political Economic Theory in Practice: The Case of Hungary

Kovacs, O. (2013): Fiscal Sustainability in the Lights of a Political Economic Theory in Practice: The Case of Hungary. ICEG European Center Working Paper No. 27
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Dependent Uncertainties and Governance

Kovács, O. (2013): Dependent Uncertainties and Governance. News of the Month, ICEG European Center, October 2013 pp. 4-10. In this article we devote attention to uncertainties and their implications on governance, particularly on fiscal governance. We argue that a prone to high uncertainties is an embedded feature of our time and national fiscal governance should consolidate with a more systemic view to cope with ind
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An International IT Service Firm – A Case Study on Workplace Innovation

Kovács, O. (2013): An International IT Service Firm – A Case Study on Workplace Innovation. In: Makó, Cs. – Polónyi, I. – Szanyi, M. – Ujhelyi, M. (2013): Organizational and Institutional Innovation and Enterprise Clusters as Sources of Competitiveness. Competitio Books, No. 13. pp. 25-57 In this case study we address the issue of telework as a specific form of organisational innovation in case of an International IT
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An Innovative High Growth SME. Case Study of NEXON

Kovács, O. – Orosz, Á. (2013): An Innovative High Growth SME. Case Study of NEXON – The Role of Non-Technological Innovation in a Payroll, Labour and HR Management Firm in Hungary. In: Makó, Cs. – Polónyi, I. – Szanyi, M. – Ujhelyi, M. (2013): Organizational and Institutional Innovation and Enterprise Clusters as Sources of Competitiveness. Competitio Books, No. 13 pp. 58-79 The paper analyses the case of NEXON
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A Snapshot of the Leading Hungarian Multinationals 2011

Sass, M. – Kovács, O. (2013): A Snapshot of the Leading Hungarian Multinationals 2011. Emerging Market Global Players project led by Columbia University, The Vale Columbia Center on Sustainable International Investment. (September 2013) Our survey is part of a long-term study of the rapid global expansion of multinational enterprises (MNEs) from emerging markets. The results focus on Hungarian MNEs. The present surve
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Black Swans or Creeping Normalcy? – An Attempt to a Holistic Crisis Analysis

Kovács, O. (2013): Black Swans or Creeping Normalcy? – An Attempt to a Holistic Crisis Analysis. Eastern Journal of European Studies, Vol. 4, No. 1. pp. 127-143 (June 2013) In this article we address the daunting challenge of current economic recovery by contributing to the better understanding of its secular feature. In so doing we devote special attention to the secular decline in innovativeness by raising three in
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Fiscal Consolidation in a Leaderless Global Economy

Kovács, O. (2013): Fiscal Consolidation in a Leaderless Global Economy. News of the Month, ICEG European Center, April 2013 pp. 4-9. The issue whether the austerity-driven crisis management can be regarded as an instructive way forward or not has been long discussed without reaching a broad consensus. Albeit there is a common view over the fact that injected and coordinated fiscal and monetary stimulus did nothing bu
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Short Review of major FDI and OFDI Developments in CIS Countries

Kovács, O. (2012): Short Review of major FDI and OFDI Developments in CIS Countries. News of the Month, ICEG European Center, October 2012 pp. 4-16. One of the most pivotal insights of this short analysis is that CIS countries’ FDI attractiveness has rebounded relatively faster after 2009, when the economic and financial crisis hit seriously the European continent. Let us underscore that CIS countries cannot be treat
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Raising Awareness on the Importance of Impulsive Innovation in Poland

Kovács, O. (2012): Poland – Raising Awareness on the Importance of Impulsive Innovation. News of the Month, ICEG European Center, October 2012 pp. 17-21. Albeit Poland has been often viewed as an island within the European Union of economic growth during the recent financial and economic crisis accompanied with eurozone crisis and sovereign debt crisis, there is a caveat suggesting that there is no time for any
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