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Usage of Logistics Technologies in Slovak Enterprises

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To survive in a competitive environment, enterprises need to improve their business processes, prosper, make changes and be open to new opportunities. One way to make a business more competitive is to use logistics technologies. By applying and using logistics technologies, the enterprise manages to improve the quality of products, processes and applies a harmonious course of business activities. The main aim of the paper is to introduce selected logistics technologies based on the knowledge base, which consisted of studying domestic and foreign literature and through the survey to find out their application and usage in the Slovak enterprises. In processing and comparing in the theoretical part of the paper, a literature search, analysis and synthesis, induction and deduction, comparison and scientific abstraction are used. In Results, sorting method, elimination method and graphical method are used. The object of the research, which was carried out by a questionnaire survey, were small, medium-sized and large enterprises operating in the Slovak Republic. From selected logistics technologies, respondents use Just in Time more than Kanban. Their use is mainly in large and medium-sized enterprises of a production nature.

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The Economic Growth and the Opportunity for the Private Equity Funds to Divest: An Empirical Analysis for Eastern Europe

.B. and Woodford, M., Vol 1(1), pp. 813-862. 5. Dufour, J.M., and Renault, E., (1998), Short Run and Long Run Causality in Time Series: Theory, Econometrica, Vol. 66, pp. 1099-1125. 6. European Venture Capital Association „European Private Equity Activity 2016” and „Central and Eastern Europe Statistics 2016”, Retrieved from: www.evca.eu , Accessed 05.06.2019. 7. Foresti, P., (2007), Testing for Granger Causality Between Stock Prices and Economic Growth, MPRA Paper No. 2962, Vol. 2, pp. 1-11. 8. Garicano, L., and Steinwender, C., (2013), Survive

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Geometry of the Late Gothic Portal in Handlová Church

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Gothic architecture is one of the oldest surviving architecture in Slovakia. The Church of St Catherine of Alexandria in Handlová was built in the High Gothic period of 1360 - 1370; its main stone portal belongs to the later phase of 1502. The paper focuses on architectural features and geometry of this late gothic portal. The portal has a geometrical construction clearly based on the square of 2670 × 2670 mm. The division into thirds is applied in the details of the intersecting stone mouldings. Conclusions of the geometrical analysis suggest that the ratio of width to height of the entire portal could be close to 2 : 3 or 5 : 8 to suggest some consideration, but it was not a primary goal to attain precise ratios. The stone cutter just followed many times repeated geometrical procedure - square and the pointed arch, based on it.

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The Late Gothic Portal in Trebišov Pauline Order Church, Architecture and Geometry

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Gothic architecture is one of the oldest surviving architecture in Slovakia. The Church of Pauline Order in Trebišov has many building phases; its entrance stone portal belongs to the later phase dated about the second half of the 15th century. Paper focuses on an architectural features and geometry of this portal. Portal has clearly a geometrical construction that is compared to another late gothic portal from church in Handlová. Conclusion suggests, that ratio of the entire portal dimensions is close to 4 : 3, proportions of jamb and opening widths are 1 : 4 : 1 part of the overall portal width and there highly probably existed some simple method of determining position of pointed arch arches.

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Comparative Analysis of Sustainable Real Estate Market Development in Two Northern Capitals: Case of Riga, Latvia and Stockholm, Sweden

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Sustainable development becomes a necessary practice in every country. Real estate has always been an essential need for humans to survive, almost all human activities are related to real estate. Due to that, as well as due to the growth of population, real estate has grown in numbers in the world for our basic need fulfilment. Major studies have shown that real estate objects are one of the major contributors negatively affecting our environment. Sustainable real estate development is a crucial practice implemented by successful countries and other countries are following them, adopting good practice in this field. Sustainable real estate development analysis not only helps to solve climate change issues, but also increases asset value. The aim of the research is to analyze two northern region capitals: Riga (Latvia) and Stockholm (Sweden) and their major steps being taken to promote sustainable real estate development. The comparative, historical, logical and statistical data analysis methods have been used in the research.

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Regional identity and the renewal of spatial administrative structures: The case of Podolia, Ukraine

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The relationships between territorial identities and administrative divisions are investigated in this article, in an attempt to reveal the possible role of territorial identity as an instrument for administrative-territorial reform. The study focuses on Podolia – a key Ukrainian geographical region with a long and complicated history. A survey of residents living throughout the region showed that the majority of respondents had developed strong identification with both historical regions and modern administrative units. The close interaction between “old” and “new” identities, however, caused their mutual alterations, especially in changes in the perceived borders of historical regions. This means that the “old” historical identities have strong persistence but simultaneously survive constant transformations, incorporating the so-called “thin” elements, which fits the concept of dynamic regional institutionalisation and the formation of hybrid territorial identities. Consequently, although territorial identity may be used to make administrative territorial units more comprehensible for people, the development of modern administrative units based on hybrid identities, which include both thick and thin elements, may be another feasible solution that involves stakeholders in regional development.

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Competitive Strategies of Croatian Small Familyrun Hospitality and Catering Enterprises

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The subject of this paper is examining ways of creating strategic competitiveness in Croatian small family-run catering enterprises. Competitive advantage is necessary if the enterprise wants to survive on the market. Selection of a business strategy is an important factor because a company’s positioning is determined by profitability that can be above or below the industry average. Economic reality of the largest number of the world’s economies is characterized by domination of family-run businesses. This is followed by the growing interest in determining the importance of family-run businesses to national economies, the ways of their participation, and finding problems which they have to deal with. Family entrepreneurship represents a special area of small entrepreneurship in Croatia. This work presents core characteristics of entrepreneurship in Croatia, defined as family-run enterprise, along with its features, with special interest on some of the more important characteristics of family entrepreneurship. The main goal of this paper is to examine and analyze all the features of business strategies that generate a competitive advantage. An empirical online survey was conducted in 2015 among sixty Croatian small family-run catering enterprises. Over 40% of respondents believe that the government should facilitate an easier and more long-term administration for entrepreneurs. Research has also shown that the sustainability of competitive advantage lies in adapting to guest wishes.

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Online Marketing Issues of Real Estate Companies: A Case of Latvia

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Short waves of supermarket diffusion in Turkey

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Economic disengagement in state-society relations in Russia: A regional perspective

Geography and Economics, 44(1): 40–64. PARUOLO, P., SAISANA, M., SALTELLI, A. (2013): Ratings and rankings: voodoo or science? Journal of the Royal Statistical Society, 176(3): 609–634. PROZOROV, S. (2008): Russian postcommunism and the end of history. Studies in East European Thought, 60(3): 207–230. REGIONY ROSSII. SOTSIAL’NO-EKONOMICHESKIE POKAZATELI 2013(2013): Moscow, Rosstat. RIES, N. (2009): Potato ontology: surviving postsocialism in Russia. Cultural Anthropology, 24(2): 181–212. ROGOŻA, J., WIERZBOWSKA-MIAZGA, A., WIŚNIEWSKA, I

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