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Hungary’s Competitiveness – Improvements or Fata Morgana?

By 2018, the Hungarian (47th) competitiveness seems to have reached a relative turning point by ostensibly breaking the declining path that followed the year 2016.In reality, by this move, Hungary has just returned to the levels where it always belonged to. Since the Hungarian competitiveness is covered by the dense fog of uncertainty in many domains (uncertainties over autocratic and anti-democratic governance, unce
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Talent-competitiveness of Hungary – Decline without „Fleurs du Mal”

Kovács, O. (2016): Talent-competitiveness of Hungary – Decline without „Fleurs du Mal”. Society and Economy, Vol. 38., No. 4. pp. 537–558 DOI: 10.1556/204.2016.38.4.6 This paper debunks the popular belief about the world class performance of the Hungarian education system. In so doing, the paper offers some ammunition to better understand Hungary’s position in the IMD World Talent Report 2015 (IMD WTR 2015). Firstly,
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Review in Hungarian: In the Wake of Corporate Performance

Kovács, O. (2016): Reszegi László – Juhász Péter (2014): A vállalati teljesítmény nyomában. Alinea Kiadó, Budapest. 335 o. Vezetéstudomány, Vol. 47., No. 8 pp. 68-70 Wassily Kandinsky szerint a 19. század a „vagy-vagy” korszaka volt. Napjainkat viszont már az „és” jellemzi. Vagyis míg korábban elégnek tűnt egy-egy viszonylag jól izolálható jelenséggel foglalkozni ahhoz, hogy új felismerésekhez jussunk, addig a mai ko
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Europe’s Integration Challenged – WIIW Spring Seminar 2016

Title Europe’s Integration Challenged Role Participant Location wiiw – Wiener Institute für Internationale Wirtschaftsvergleiche Oesterreichische Nationalbank (OeNB), 1090, Vienna, Otto-Wagner-Platz 3, Kassensaal Date 07 April 2016
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Hungarian Multinationals in 2013 – A Slow Recovery After the Crisis?

Kovács, O. – Sass, M. (2015): Hungarian Multinationals in 2013 – A Slow Recovery After the Crisis? Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment, A Joint Center of Columbia Law School and the Earth Institute, Columbia University, New York, March 2015 An ICEG European Center Research Report is available here.  
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A Systemic Narrative of Hungarian Eurozone Accession

Kovács, O. (2014): A Systemic Narrative of Hungarian Eurozone Accession. The Polish Quarterly of International Affairs, 2014, No. 3 This paper attempts to contribute to a better understanding of why a more systemic approach is needed when it comes to Hungary’s eurozone accession. This study first dwells on the issue of its macroeconomic instability from a regional perspective by devoting attention to its “lagging” ph
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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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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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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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Hungary in the IMD WCY 2010: Changes, Tendencies, Components

Kovács, O. (2010): Hungary in the World Competitiveness Yearbook 2010: Changes, Tendencies, Components. News of the Month, ICEG European Center, April-May 2010 pp. 9-13. The newest WCY 2010 provides a wide range of information about the competitiveness snapshot of 58 countries. The global financial turmoil has hit the competitiveness potential of many countries in the post-Lehman period until 2010. Some countries ris
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