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Article
Publication date: 19 June 2021

Andrea Ko, Péter Fehér, Tibor Kovacs, Ariel Mitev and Zoltán Szabó

This research aims to discuss the success of digital transformation focusing on the role of IT and management commitment in digitalization together with sectorial…

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Purpose

This research aims to discuss the success of digital transformation focusing on the role of IT and management commitment in digitalization together with sectorial relevance as influencing factors. According to the literature, these dimensions are key elements of digitalization, and there is no consensus on their decisiveness. The authors measure the success of digital transformation with the digital innovation. The research is part of ongoing work, in which the IT-related practice of Hungarian organizations has been explored on an annual basis since 2009.

Design/methodology/approach

The research methodology is a combined one; both qualitative and quantitative methods were applied including surveying digital transformation literature, interviews with key representatives of Hungarian organizations, developing a survey to collect quantitative data, data collection and processing with PLS-SEM.

Findings

The results revealed that the digital innovations are strongly determined by business, management commitment and, to a far lesser extent, by strategy. In the case of digital transformation, the role of IT departments and the services they provide are less relevant.

Research limitations/implications

The most important limitation of the research is the size and composition of the sample. Results do not present the situation of a specific industrial sector.

Originality/value

Digital technologies influence and disrupt practically every industry; the development of information and communication technology has changed economies all over the world. Decisive factors of digital transformations are widely researched, but there is no consensus about them. This research contributes to understanding the role of IT department and their services in this process together with leadership, sectorial relevance as influencing factors.

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International Journal of Innovation Science, vol. ahead-of-print no. ahead-of-print
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1757-2223

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Book part
Publication date: 4 October 2019

Peter Mihályi

It is a widely shared view among policymakers, as well as among higher education specialists that the development of the higher education sphere is a key to foster…

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It is a widely shared view among policymakers, as well as among higher education specialists that the development of the higher education sphere is a key to foster economic growth and to reduce the gap between Hungary and the more advanced Western countries. It is also believed that the underfunding of the Hungarian universities is the main reason why the Hungarian universities cannot climb higher up at the international ranking lists. This chapter takes issue with both of these propositions. It will be shown that at the current level of development more money will not help much. There are (at least) four structural obstacles in the way of improving the quality of Hungarian higher education.

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Management and Administration of Higher Education Institutions at Times of Change
Type: Book
ISBN: 978-1-78973-628-1

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Book part
Publication date: 4 March 2015

György Simon

The study deals with key questions of Serbia’s economic development, including the regularities of transforming self-managed socialism to a standard capitalist system. It…

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The study deals with key questions of Serbia’s economic development, including the regularities of transforming self-managed socialism to a standard capitalist system. It is based on the concept of endogenous growth and the general theory of market transition. In the empirical part of investigation, the main directions of economic development and transition in Serbia are analysed. Crucial issues of economic policy are also considered with a particular emphasis on the latest phase of transition. Concerning the problems of economic efficiency, an attempt is made to quantify the various types of technical progress and determine their contribution to its overall rate. The macroeconomic role of external factors is quantitatively shown through a globalisation effect related to inflows of FDI. The author believes that the Serbian economy, despite all its problems and difficulties, in principle has the potential necessary for finding adequate answers to the challenges of ‘neo-transition’. Of these challenges, he regards as most serious Serbia’s ability to comply with the standards of accession to the European Union, which, among others, requires closer regional cooperation.

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Neo-Transitional Economics
Type: Book
ISBN: 978-1-78441-681-2

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Article
Publication date: 8 February 2013

Lajos Zoltán Bakucs, Imre Fertő and Gábor G. Szabó

The purpose of this paper is to analyse farmers' contracting choice in the Hungarian milk sector, employing transaction cost economics framework.

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Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to analyse farmers' contracting choice in the Hungarian milk sector, employing transaction cost economics framework.

Design/methodology/approach

The authors focus on some key determinants of farmers' contracting choices using milk producer survey data. Different semi parametric and semi non parametric discrete choice models are applied to investigate the type of contracts, duration, number of contractors, incentives provided in the contract and business history of farmers and buyers.

Findings

Main results confirm that contract‐specific investment is a strong predictor explaining contract choice and contract design. Although trust is an important factor, the authors' estimations however report some counterintuitive results. Farm size is also significantly associated with contracts and contractual arrangements. Vulnerability to opportunistic behaviour also depends on partner change switching costs and farmers' bargaining power.

Originality/value

This is a recent study that investigates the role of contracts between producers and processors, significantly contributing to the limited literature on contractual relationships in transition agricultures.

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British Food Journal, vol. 115 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0007-070X

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Article
Publication date: 20 November 2007

George K. Stylios

Examines the thirteenth published year of the ITCRR. Runs the whole gamut of textile innovation, research and testing, some of which investigates hitherto untouched…

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Examines the thirteenth published year of the ITCRR. Runs the whole gamut of textile innovation, research and testing, some of which investigates hitherto untouched aspects. Subjects discussed include cotton fabric processing, asbestos substitutes, textile adjuncts to cardiovascular surgery, wet textile processes, hand evaluation, nanotechnology, thermoplastic composites, robotic ironing, protective clothing (agricultural and industrial), ecological aspects of fibre properties – to name but a few! There would appear to be no limit to the future potential for textile applications.

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International Journal of Clothing Science and Technology, vol. 19 no. 6
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0955-6222

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Case study
Publication date: 1 October 2011

Zoltán Buzády

Teaching farmers to hunt – developing commercial skills at BDO Hungary.

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Title

Teaching farmers to hunt – developing commercial skills at BDO Hungary.

Subject area

Organizational innovation, leading change, customer service management in professional service firms.

Study level/applicability

Advanced undergraduate, MBA/executive education.

Case overview

This case describes the human resource (HR) dilemma faced by BDO Hungary in 2010, an international audit and tax consulting partnership, operating in the country since 1989. In order to continue its past growth story and to reach closer to “Big Four” BDO has to enter new business segments, offer more services to its existing customers and seize higher value‐added business potentials. The new strategy, however, is challenged by its incumbent, traditional core business: auditing, which is highly regulated by ethical, legal, and professional standards including non‐advertisement regulations to which the resulting organizational culture and HR routines are congruent. The case is described from the perspective of the Equity Partner, HR Director and Executive MBA student, who is tasked with a new HR plan for training and development and is charged with implementing it successfully. How best to adjust current training and development policies to the best meet new strategic growth goals? How to develop existing human capital? How to make employees more commercially oriented in such a conservative, risk averse, and highly regulated environment? How to improve their customer service and the sales skill?

Expected learning outcomes

Exploring the importance of training and development in improving customer service levels in professional service firms operating in emerging markets. Understanding the limitations and the possibilities of transferring international HR policies and standards across borders and cultural differences.

Supplementary materials

Teaching notes.

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Emerald Emerging Markets Case Studies, vol. 1 no. 4
Type: Case Study
ISSN: 2045-0621

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Article
Publication date: 1 January 1973

Andrew Gross and László Szabó

Discusses various aspects of market research in Eastern Europe, with special emphasis on the Hungarian experience under the New Economic Mechanism. Attempts to show how…

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Discusses various aspects of market research in Eastern Europe, with special emphasis on the Hungarian experience under the New Economic Mechanism. Attempts to show how the manner in which various sources of information can and should be utilized. Highlights differences and similarities between methodology of marketing employed in the East and the West. Presents a cross‐section of case studies to illustrate market research carried out. Suggests that marketing research is an important function in Eastern Europe.

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European Journal of Marketing, vol. 7 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0309-0566

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Article
Publication date: 1 June 2005

Zsolt Badics and Zoltan J. Cendes

To develop new and existing coupled thermal and mechanical models of electromagnetic solids for the simulation of coupled field problems based on a consistent theoretical…

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Purpose

To develop new and existing coupled thermal and mechanical models of electromagnetic solids for the simulation of coupled field problems based on a consistent theoretical and computational framework.

Design/methodology/approach

The finite element computational models we describe involve the combination of classical electrodynamics, continuum mechanics, and thermodynamics. In order to create consistent coupled models, we employ the fundamental principles of thermodynamics as a common framework.

Findings

Our procedure requires the necessary thermodynamical considerations for building consistent multiphysics models and develops some novel implementation issues that are important from the designers' point of view. Additionally, efficient numerical algorithms for solving the arising static and dynamic nonlinearities are discussed.

Research limitations/implications

The paper targets the simulation of coupled problems in macroscopic electromagnetic continua.

Practical implication

The application areas of the coupled field models are identified and illustrated by the solution of complex industrial problems.

Originality/value

We introduce new computational models and techniques for the solution of some coupled field problems in electromagnetic solids. While some elements of these computational models and techniques have been used for decades, the complete theoretical and computational framework is presented for the first time here.

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COMPEL - The international journal for computation and mathematics in electrical and electronic engineering, vol. 24 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0332-1649

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Article
Publication date: 14 November 2008

George K. Stylios

Examines the fourteenth published year of the ITCRR. Runs the whole gamut of textile innovation, research and testing, some of which investigates hitherto untouched…

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Examines the fourteenth published year of the ITCRR. Runs the whole gamut of textile innovation, research and testing, some of which investigates hitherto untouched aspects. Subjects discussed include cotton fabric processing, asbestos substitutes, textile adjuncts to cardiovascular surgery, wet textile processes, hand evaluation, nanotechnology, thermoplastic composites, robotic ironing, protective clothing (agricultural and industrial), ecological aspects of fibre properties – to name but a few! There would appear to be no limit to the future potential for textile applications.

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International Journal of Clothing Science and Technology, vol. 20 no. 6
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0955-6222

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Effective Leadership for Overcoming ICT Challenges in Higher Education: What Faculty, Staff and Administrators Can Do to Thrive Amidst the Chaos
Type: Book
ISBN: 978-1-83982-307-7

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