The global economy is facing a complex and outstanding challenge: the economic and financial crisis. The digital revolution represents the pillar for a competitive and sustainable global economy and Information and Communication Technologies can become a crucial factor for the economic recovery. The paper aims to highlight the significant contribution of Information and Communication Technologies to the development of sustainable knowledge economy. The paper achieves an analysis of ICT sector in the EU Member States. The comparative study is analyzing the correlation between the networked readiness, global competitiveness and ICT sector share in national economies in the EU27. The current paper also addresses main issues regarding digital marketing.
The objective of this article is to explore how roles the perceived value of the cultural activities in the evaluation of the consumers’ quality of life. First, we study the perceived value comparing two main approaches to the conceptualization of the perceived value. Next, we look over the quality of life studies in the cultural industry. We carried out a qualitative study among adult consumers in a Hungarian Region. Based on our results we explored the main components of the quality of life by subjective evaluation. We found that functional expression appears clearly against the emotional ones in the evaluation of the perceived value related to the cultural activities.
The article presents the chosen results of studies carried out in eleven Polish municipalities located in a different part of country where military units are stationed. Analysis refers to category of local development. Simulations reflecting the way the liquidation of military units could potentially impact socio-economic development of the municipalities have been carried out. This scientific work was financed by the resources for education in 2010-2013 as a research project of Ministry of Science and Higher Education No O N115 311238, Local and regional conditions for the functioning of military units situated within the territory of the country.
The concept of national security is defined as purposeful action, which is subdued to the interests of state wellbeing and inner order. State agencies and organizations are granted the rights to fulfill such kind of activities. At the same time the definition of national safety does not involve quality of life of state’s inhabitants, environment protection interests and stability of political processes in the state. The idea of national security is overlooked only from the military force alert’s view not taking into account such social phenomena as crime level in the country. The concept of national safety of Latvia is researched through the economic and demographic processes making final conclusions based on statistics.
The transfer pricing penalties applied in EU countries are analysed in the article. The authors recommend the transfer pricing determination and imposition methodology which could be applied in EU countries as well as in countries where the transfer pricing requirements are based on the OECD transfer pricing guidelines. The authors recommend setting the penalty taking into account: 1) the difference of income tax rates in countries where the transaction parties are acting; 2) value of the transaction; 3) the difference between the arm’s length price and the transfer price; 4) the risk multiplication factor.
The paper analyzes the negotiator’s position reasoning techniques and their relations in terms of sustainability. In negotiations takes part at least two sides trying to achieve a common purpose and understanding. Each negotiator has to base on their position in one way or another and to convince the opponent. Although the forms and channels of communication in this century is improving very rapidly, but the immediate value of real business meetings and negotiations remains very important. The most important and critical negotiating agreements are still going on and meetings face to face will go for a long time. Chat is one of the best and most acceptable ways to convince someone in validity of his position, that he would agree with the opponent‘s position and will adopt it or maintain. For reasoning the negotiator’s position are used following techniques: evidence, reasoning, counter reasoning, manipulation, persuasion, suggestion. This paper gives an overview of these techniques, their fundamental characteristics, features and logical relations from the view point of sustainability.
Economic growth and country’s industry dependence on the assessment of energetic resources arise as comprehensive approach. The increase in global energy prices, significant dependence on imported energy and increase in energy consumption might result international competitiveness of the country and pose constrains towards sustainable development. Restructuring of the economies from energy intensive industries towards more technologically advanced products and services might lead to higher value added per unit of product, and energy saving sectors with lower energy consumption per unit of output. In order to sustain international competitiveness of exporting sectors, it is necessary to diminish gradually intensity of expensive energy resources. The problem of this study related to the scientific discussion concerning relationships among the intensity of energetic resources’ use, economic growth and export. The analysis of the theoretical and empirical studies of the effects of energy on the economic growth and export showed that energetic resources precede and predict the economic growth and export, however, the question concerning the direction of causality remains open, since unobserved variables may drive both developments. This paper analyzes the case of Lithuania. The authors investigate economic growth and industry sectors’ export dependence on energetic resources.