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Evaluation of the Efficiency of Public Support for Cluster Organizations in the Czech Republic

cluster initiative, and strengthening framework conditions for their development ( Boekholt, Arnold, Giarracca and Ploeg, 2014 ). Public interventions can be broad or very narrow; they can have the nature of regularly recurring activities as well as being one-off projects. In recent decades, clusters have been widely used as a tool to increase competitiveness at the regional and national levels. Their existence is associated with agglomeration economies, knowledge spillover, stimulation of innovation, increased productivity, efficiency and operational performance

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Application of Window Malmquist Index for Examination of Efficiency Change of Czech Commercial Banks

References Anayiotos, G., Toroyan, H., Vamvakidis, A. (2010). The efficiency of emerging Europe’s banking sector before and after the recent economic crisis. Financial Theory and Practice, 34(3), 247-267. Andries, A. M., Cocris, V. (2010). A Comparative Analysis of the Efficiency of Romanian Banks. Romanian Journal of Economic Forecasting, 4, 54-75. Asmild, M., Paradi, J. C., Aggarwall, V., Schaffnit, C. (2004). Combining DEA Window Analysis with the Malmquist Index Approach in a Study of the Canadian Banking

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The Highest Rate of Public Trust in Judiciary in Twenty Years in Lithuania: Trend or Coincidence?


Until 2018 public trust in judiciary in Lithuania was more negative than positive. Results of 2018 are exceptional as show the highest rates of trust in 22 years. The aim of this article – to find out if these results are coincidence or indicate increase of public trust in judiciary. To explore this issue this paper will analyze the concept and dynamics of trust in judiciary, possible measures of professionalism and examine how these aspects are reflected in Lithuanian judiciary. Our research reveals two main reasons for the improved trust in the judiciary: good performance including use of technology and greater transparency that provides the public greater access to information about the justice system.

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The Centre of Government as the Coordination Point for the Implementation of General Legal Rules

already conclude on their bad result). Responsive rules that match a context according to a rule’s goal, the rules of responsibility that clearly define the responsibility of actors and tools that enable monitoring, and/or the gap between the written and enforced rules is necessary for a trustworthy legal system. It is necessary to draw attention not only to the areas typically mentioned in documents (e.g. the insufficient institutional efficiency and performance characterized by lengthy administrative procedures, the inefficiency of public spending and governance

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Application of the Institute of Income Redistribution in the Form of Social Transfers in EU Countries

between member states are so significant that the poverty line in richer countries could be the same value as above-average income in poorer states. We follow this stream of literature and contribute to the issue of determining the structure of social transfers and the measurement of their efficiency in poverty reduction in member states in the European Union. The aim of the submitted paper is to assess the fulfilment of the purpose of social transfers in individual EU countries with different social welfare systems in the form of monitoring their impact on reducing

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Transparency in Public Procurement – the Case of Slovenia

spheres and a larger welfare state. Otter & Weber (2015) . The amount of resources spent through public procurement is a potential source of conflict of interest and corruption. Kaštelan Mrak et al. (2016) . In the European Union (EU), around 30% of all public spending is intended for the payment of outsourced work, which at the annual level amounts to approx. EUR 2,000 billion or 14% of the EU GDP. European Commission (2017) . Such large amount of funds calls for well-considered spending decisions and for maximum efficiency and effectiveness of public spending

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Economic and Legal Features of Digital Markets

concentration-based analysis of the effects of merger control. The UPP test will examine whether a merger will tend to be accompanied by a price increase or price reduction for a product considered. Here, two opposite effects are weighed against each other. On the one hand, the incentive to unilaterally increase prices, and on the other, the incentive to reduce prices, which may be due to merger-related efficiency gains. The use of the UPP can avoid problems in practice such as the definition of the relevant market in regards to markets with differentiated products. In

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Relationship between the Financial Indicators and the Implementation of Telework

with the entity with or without telework Source: Database Albertina Gold Edition, own research, authors’ processing Return indicators bring business efficiency information and evaluate the profitability of the business. The higher the values are, the better. It can also be asked whether it is more efficient to work with equities or with liabilities. Return on equity (ROE) is one of the indicators of profitability and expresses how effectively an organization manages funds injected by shareholders or associates. The Return on equity indicator does not include

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The Looming Central and Eastern European Real Convergence Club. Do Implicit Tax Rates Play a Part?

Bulgaria. For the purpose of the paper, a panel data model was chosen because it allows a better control for individual heterogeneity, concentrates more informative data, more variability, less collinearity among the variables and more efficiency. The paper is an empirical contribution to the existing literature by extending previous analyses to a larger group of countries and includes taxation as a possibly relevant tool in the convergence process. The paper proceeds as follows: Section II Literature review , Section III Tracking selected real convergence

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