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Publication: Zombification and Industry 4.0

Kovács, O. (2022): Zombification and Industry 4.0—Directional Financialisation against Doomed Industrial Revolution. Social Sciences, Vol. 11., No. 5, Article No. 218; https://doi.org/10.3390/socsci11050218 Abstract This contribution addresses the puzzle of whether Industry 4.0 is able to autochthonously bring back the real economy (non-financial corporate sector) into the consciousness of the financial sector. It is
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Instant Digital Economy? – Hungary Going Digital

Kovacs, O. (2020): Instant Digital Economy? – Hungary Going Digital. KKI Policy Brief, 2020/07. Abstract The aim of this paper is threefold. First, it addresses the question whether optimism about the instant productivity-boosting character of Industry 4.0 and digital transformation is justified. Second, by keeping in mind the potential pitfalls of such a production revolution, it looks at Hungary to see how it is pr
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National Study on Research- to-Innovation Bottlenecks in Promotion of Energy Efficiency in Moldova

Kovács, O. (2015): National Study on Research-to-Innovation Bottlenecks in Promotion of Energy Efficiency in Moldova. INNOVER-EAST, WP1, Deliverable 1.3. Project co-funded by the European Commission within the 7th Framework Programme (2007-2013).
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White Paper: Moldova. Transfer of Know-how for Small and Mid-size Businesses in Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine

Sass, M. – Kovács, O. – Jaksa, R. A. – Garbovan, L. – Hunya, G. (2015): White Paper: Moldova. Transfer of Know-how for Small and Mid-size Businesses in Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine. CASE Network Report No. 122 The report focuses on the potential of the development of small and mid-size businesses in Moldova. It provides an economic overview of the country, and then analyses various best practi
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Europe INNOVA 2012

Title STRESS TEST of European Innovation – in Copenhagen 23-24 October 2012 Role Participant Location Øksnehallen, Halmtorvet 11, 1700 Copenhagen, Denmark Date 24 October 2012 Europe INNOVA 2012 Conference Film
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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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Policies in Support of Service Innovation

Title Policies in Support of Service Innovation. INNO-Grips Workshop Role Organiser, Speaker Location Budapest, Hungary Date 30 May 2011
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Fostering Venture Capital in the Context of Economic Crisis

Kovács, O. (2011): Fostering Venture Capital in the Context of Economic Crisis.  News of the Month, ICEG European Center, December 2010-January 2011 pp. 4-7. Our starting point in this article is the well-documented fact that venture capitalists’ (VCs) behaviour has become predominantly more risk averse owing to the recent crisis. This is completely in accordance with the experience during the internet bubble in the
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