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Policies Supporting Innovation in Public Service Provision

Kovács, O. (2012): Policies Supporting Innovation in Public Service Provision. INNO-Grips Policy Brief, European Commission, DG Enterprise and Industry (2012) Innovation policy study has long concentrated solely on the private sector as the motor for forwarding innovation. This policy brief challenges this common conception and believes that the public sector should be able to reinvigorate its institutional framework
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Greening the Economy out in Bulgaria

Kovács, O. (2012): Greening the Economy out in Bulgaria. News of the Month, ICEG European Center, July-August 2012 pp. 4-7. This contribution deals with the issue of greening out the economy from a global policy perspective and by lookint at Bulgaria in particular. It then emphasises that focusing on green investments may serve as a catalyst towards sustainable development and also serves as an opportunity for exit s
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The Appreciating Role of Public Sector in Central and Eastern Europe in a Turbulent Era

Kovács, O. (2012): The Appreciating Role of Public Sector in Central and Eastern Europe in a Turbulent Era. News of the Month, ICEG European Center, May-June 2012 pp. 4-12. The paper argues that our world has become ever-more complex to be overlooked and managed in a scientifically appropriate manner. We point out that complex system, like modern financial system, requires complex solutions but they are beset with di
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Fostering Innovation in Higher Education and the Latest Latvian Initiative

Kovács, O. (2012): Fostering Innovation in Higher Education and the Latest Latvian Initiative. News of the Month, ICEG European Center, April 2012 pp. 4-10. Latvia is still inviting applicants for the “Education Innovation Award 2012” which aims at promoting educators’ competitiveness in an era where knowledge creation and successful economic utilisation have become an ever more requested prerequisite of innovation d
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Internal and External Balances in Countries Affected by the Danube Region Strategy

Kovács, O. (2012): Internal and External Balances in Countries Affected by the Danube Region Strategy. News of the Month, ICEG European Center, April 2012 pp. 11-21. One of the most recent over-arching strategies affecting presumably the CEE countries in a more dedicated way is the Danube Region Strategy which was initiated in June 2011. In this short article, we contemplate the external and internal balance of count
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MOL Group, the petrol company, continues to lead the ranking of Hungarian multinationals

Sass, M. – Kovács, O. (2012): MOL Group, the petrol company, continues to lead the ranking of Hungarian multinationals. An ICEG EC Research Report, Emerging Market Global Players project led by Columbia University, The Vale Columbia Center on Sustainable International Investment. The study deals with a complex array of issues, such as the geographic concentration, trends in employment, the most significant mergers an
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Innovative Fiscal Policy in the Context of Sustainability

Kovács, O. (2011): Innovative Fiscal Policy in the Context of Sustainability. In: Hanna, L. – Vehmas, J. (2011): Trends and Future of Sustainable Development Conference Proceedings. Proceedings of the Conference “Trends and Future of Sustainable Development” 9-10 June 2011, Tampere, Finland. pp. 274-286 Our article addresses the question of what kind of fiscal policy could properly contribute to the requirement
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Service Economies and Armenia – Win Some, Lose Some

Kovács, O. (2011): Service Economies and Armenia – Win some, lose some. News of the Month, ICEG European Center, December 2011 pp. 4-7. By now, most developed economies can be portrayed as service sector dominated ones. Although myriad of studies have been analysing the various aspects of a service sector driven economy, there is still a research-niche for asking whether developing countries performing substantially
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The Economic Justification of Fiscal Sustainability (in Hungarian)

Kovács, O. (2011): A fiskális fenntarthatóság közgazdaságtani megalapozottsága (The Economic Justification of Fiscal Sustainability). Valóság, Vol. XIV, No. 3 A tanulmány szándéka szerint elhelyezi a fiskális fenntarthatóságot a fenntartható fejlődés eszméjének logikai struktúrájába, s igyekszik felhívni a figyelmet az innovatív, vagyis intelligens és egyben holisztikus fiskális politikára. A fenntartható fejlődés ga
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Policies in Support of Service Innovation

European Commission (2011): Policies in Support of Service Innovation. An INNO-Grips policy brief by ICEG European Center. Principal author: Olivér Kovács. Budapest. In developed economies, including many European ones, the service industry has been a major growth sector in recent decades and indeed now accounts for up to 70-80% of GDP. However, innovation policy has often ignored this sector, preferring to concentra
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