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Performance Assessment Methods of Managers in Kosovo Businesses

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Performance measurement is a constant challenge to economic sciences in general, and this study is a response to an increased need for performance measurements to ensure maximum efficiency on the use of human resources. The main goal of this study is to evaluate employee performance as a key component of employee performance management. This paper aims at determining the current development level of new performance measurement techniques experienced by the businesses in Kosovo. In this study, linear regression, Pearson’s Chi-Squared test, and case study methods were used. The total number of case studies comprised 391, out of which 27 study cases were excluded because they did not apply any method of assessing the performance of the penitentiary. The results of the study have shown that businesses in Kosovo applying new evaluation methods of the performance of management staff ensure higher organisational performance. This study brings an added value to the field of application of performance measurement methods, exercising control and motivation of employees and contributing to the encouragement of businesses in Kosovo to apply new performance evaluation methods.

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Interpretation of Mathematical Model of Measurement of a Public Work Cost after Contractor Selection and before the Start of Contractual Activities

References Ioakimoglou, I. (n. d.). Reformation and International Specialization of Greek Industry. Institute of Work National Workers’ Union of Greece. Metallinos, P. (2012). Measurement of the Cost of a Public Works Project: The Case of Greece. European Journal of Law and Economics, 37(3), 517-527. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10657-012-9353-0 Metallinos, P. (2013a). Expanded Oligopolization of the Greek Public Works Market through the Framework of Law. Journal of Legal Affairs and Dispute Resolution in

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Performance Measurement in Business Management with Information Technologies

. Eskişehir. Baş S. (2013). Sipariş Üretimindeki Gecikmelerin Lojistik Regresyon Analizi ile Belirlenmesi. Çukurova Üniversitesi Sosyal Bilimler Enstitüsü İşletme Anabilim Dalı, Adana. Bilgin L., Taşçı D,.Kağnıcıoğlu D., Benligiray S., Tonus H.Z. (2004). Insan Kaynakları Yönetimi. Anadolu Üniversitesi Yayınları. Eskişehir. s.3. Girginer N., Cankuş, B. (2008). The Measurement of Satisfaction Level of Citizens About Municipality Services. Eskişehir Osmangazi University, Institute of Social Sciences. Eskişehir

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Irregular Receipts Leading to Budget Deficits in Kosovo

References Alesina, A. & Perotti, R. (1994). The political economy of budget deficits, NBER Working Paper, 4637, p. 1-57. Blejer, M. I., & Cheasty, A. (1991). The measurement of fiscal deficits: analytical and methodological issues, Journal of economic literature, 29(4), 1644-1678. Dur, R. A. J., Peletier, B. D., & Swank, O. H. (2000). The Effect of Fiscal Rules on Public Investment if Budget Deficits Are Politically Motivated. In Dur, R. (Ed.), Political Institutions and Economic Policy Choice, Thela Thesis

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Solution to Urban Air Pollution – Carbon Free Transport

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The analysis of the results of long-term air quality monitoring in Riga is presented, which shows that in city centre throughout the measurement time (2004-2014) according to the guidelines defined by the European Union directives and Latvian laws the limits of small particles PM10 and nitrogen dioxide (NO2) are exceeded. From the nature of appearance of pollution and from the research of morphology and composition of fine dust particles it was concluded that in the city centre where the monitoring was performed the main air pollutants are caused by internal combustion engine vehicles. The measures to reduce air pollution performed by two Action Programs (2004-2009; 2011-2015) of the City Council showed that there were only two possible ways to improve air quality in urban environment ‒ to decrease the number of traffic units and/or to decrease exhaust emissions from vehicles.

From the analysis of energy consumption and resources used for it the conclusion was drawn that Latvia is dependent on fossil fuel import, especially in traffic sector (99 %). A new trend has been observed in Latvia ‒ the type of cars is changing: the number of gasoline cars rapidly decreases and number of diesel cars is growing. Both fuels in exhaust gases of second-hand cars are giving high emissions of fine particles (soot) and nitrogen oxides as compared with new cars; 72 % of cars on the roads of Latvia are more than 13 years old. The switch to bio-diesel can improve Latvian statistics according to CO2 reduction target for 2020 but not the concentration of PM10 and NO2 on streets with dense traffic.

Therefore, to improve air quality in urban environment and simultaneously reduce the dependence of Latvia from fossil fuel import, a scenario is proposed for the changeover to zero-carbon technologies in transport and energy production. Hydrogen is analyzed from the point of view of availability of resources and commercialized technologies. The research of the public opinion was done because there is little awareness in society about hydrogen as energy carrier and simultaneously as fuel.

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Factors Influencing Green Roof Development in Recife, Brazil

’Osso, G. R. (2011). Positive effects of vegetation: Urban heat island and green roofs. Environmental Pollution, 159(8-9), 2119-2126. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envpol.2011.03.007 Van Renterghem, T., & Botteldooren, D. (2011). In-situ measurements of sound propagating over extensive green roofs. Building and Environment, 46(3), 729-738. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.buildenv.2010.10.006 Weng, Q., Lu, D., & Schubring, J. (2004). Estimation of land surface temperature-vegetation abundance relationship for urban heat island studies. Remote Sensing

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Enterprise Risk Management in Kosovo’s Banking Sector

., & Nikitina, T. (2008). Die Vereinbarung Basel II - Einflüsse auf den russischen Finanzsektor. Working Paper No. 44, University of Applied Sciences bfi Vienna, February 2008. Fisher, R. A. (1922). The goodness of fit of regression formulae, and the distribution of regression coefficients. Journal of the Royal Statistical Society, 85(4), 597-612. https://doi.org/10.2307/2341124 Fuller, W. A. (1987). For a good introduction to error-in-variables, Measurement Error Models. John Wiley & Sons. ISBN 0-471-86187-1. Glantz, M. (2003

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Evaluation of Cost Estimation Techniques in Drc Valuation: A Comparative Assessment of Valuers and Quantity Surveyors in Lagos State

. French, N., & Gabrielli, L. (2007). Market value and depreciated replacement cost: contradictory or complementary?, Journal of Property Investment & Finance, 25(5), 515-524. https://doi.org/10.1108/14635780710776693 Hore, A. V., Kehoe, J. G., McMullan, R., & Penton, M. R. (1997). Construction 1: Management finance Measurement. Hong Kong: Macmillan Press Ltd. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-349-13932-3 Ifediora, G. S. (2009). Appraisal Framework: Institute for Development Studies, Enugu, Nigeria. IVSC. (2017). International

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Economic and Social Sustainability of Real Estate Market and Problems of Economic Development – a Historical Overview

://www.unepfi.org/fileadmin/documents/SustainableRealEstateInvestment.pdf Cēsis Municipality webpage. (2016). Vēsturiskā attīstība [Historical development]. Retrieved from http://old.cesis.lv/?p=11 Chan Wing, S. N. C., Canha, D., & Pretorius. J. H. C. (2015). Residential Solar Water Heating - Measurement and Verification Case Studies. Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Energy Efficiency in Domestic Appliances and Lighting. Retrieved from http://iet.jrc.ec.europa.eu/energyefficiency/sites/energyefficiency/files/events/EEDAL15/S15_Heating-cooling-1/eedal15_submission_90.pdf Clayton, P. A

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