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Value Added Intellectual Coefficient (VAIC™) as a Tool of Performance Measurement

.M. (2007), Extending VAIC model: measuring intellectual capital components, “Journal of Intellectual Capital”, vol. 8, no. 4. Pulic A. (1998), Measuring the performance of intellectual potential in knowledge economy, Paper presented at the 2nd World Congress of Measuring and Managing Intellectual Capital, Mc Master University, Hamilton. Pulic A. (2000), VAIC™ - an accounting tool for IC management, “International Journal of Technology Management”, vol. 20, no. (5-7). Pulic A. (2004), Intellectual capital-does it create or

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Regulations for Returning Labour Migrants to Ukraine: International Background and National Limitations

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The current situation on the Ukrainian labour market is not only characterised by a high rate of unemployment, but also by low-wage jobs with relatively severe requirements from potential employers. The intensive labour migration from Ukraine is forced by factors such as lower standards of living when compared to the standards in neighbouring countries, the flexibility of changing the place of living and working, and the military crisis in the eastern parts of Ukraine, among others. The article is devoted to the policy on the return of labour migrants to Ukraine. The issues of the increasing number of asylum seekers arriving from Ukraine to other European countries from 2008 to 2017, and the analysis of the main migration trends and legal norms relevant to the migration issues have revealed the mismatch in directions of labour migration flows from Ukraine and boundary crossings by other migrants. By means of analysing the interaction between the rate of human development and the efficiency of migrant integration policies, the authors have proposed several strategic tools to ease the return of the labour force to Ukraine, including the cessation of military actions, raising the level of economic progress, fighting corruption, expanding opportunities for small and medium-sized businesses, and solving environmental problems.

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Ten Years Later: Lessons for DSGE Builders and Czech Policy Makers

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We show an example of a small open economy – the Czech Republic – where the fiscal restriction was put in place between 2010 and 2013 in a negative output gap and zero lower bound on nominal interest rates. According to our results, such fiscal policy seems to have been mistaken, as the restriction may apparently have caused a second recession in the Czech Republic in 2012/2013 (after the global recession in 2008/2009). Instead of the dynamic stochastic general equilibrium approach (DSGE), we applied a tractable static deterministic partial equilibrium approach using the IS-LM framework. We derived mathematically from the IS-LM model that expansionary fiscal policy acting via higher government investment can be an appropriate tool for reacting to a crisis in the very short run when interest rates hit the zero lower bound. Expansionary fiscal policy after the 2008/2009 crisis would probably have led to faster stabilisation of the Czech economy. We simulate a potential increase in government investment of 8% yearly between 2011 and 2013. This would have added 0.4 pp to GDP growth and increased the inflation rate by about 0.5 pp. Hence, the inflation outlook in 2013 would not have been negative and would consequently have led to less pressure for monetary policy expansion using unconventional interventions against the Czech koruna.

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Use of TOPSIS Method for Assessing of Good Governance in European Union Countries

Member States. Athens: International Centre for Black Sea Studies. MADZOVA, V., SAJNOSKI, K. and L. DAVCEV. (2013). E-Government as an Efficient Tool towards Good Governance. Balkan Social Science Review . Vol. 1, pp. 157-174. NORTH, C. D. (1991). Institutions, Institutional Change and Economic Performance. Cambridge: Cambridge University press. POTŮČEK, M. et al. (2007). Strategické vládnutí a Česká republika. Praha: Grada, a.s. POTĚŠIL, L. (2008). Good Administration in Scope of the Council of Europe. Veřejná správa. Vol. 12, pp. VII

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Revision of Performance Measurement Tools and Methods

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A changing economic environment and growing requirements of stakeholders have made it necessary to develop new achievement measurement methods. The article discusses and compares several performance measurement tools and methods, such as: the Balanced Scorecard, Tableau de bord, Skandia Navigator, Intangible Assets Monitor, German Scorecard, Business Excellence Model, Dutch system of performance management, Performance Prism and the EFQM Excellence Model. They are the most popular among both theoreticians and practitioners in this field.

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Spatial Analysis of the Labour Market by Using Econometric Tools. The Case of Lower Silesia Region (Dolnośląskie Voivodship)

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This paper presents the application of econometric techniques to examine the labour market in Lower Silesia. First the analysis was performed on a data set for variables connected with labour market recorded in poviats (NUTS 4). In order to determine the existence of spatial autocorrelation Moran’s statistics I was calculated. Then the spatial regression model was used to describe the relationship between the rate of unemployment and other variables. Next, LISA cluster maps were generated for units at NUTS 5 level. The results indicate the spatial dimension of the unemployment and its tendency to creating concentrations.

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Reframing E-Government Development Indices with Respect to New Trends in ICT

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Health Inequalities Across The European Union Regions: A Beta-Convergence Approach

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An Assessment of the Implementation of Performance Budgeting in Poland with Reference to the Experiences of Other Countries

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Catching Up And Falling Behind: Four Puzzles After Two Decades Of Post-Communist Transformation / Doganianie Czy Pozostawanie w Tyle: Cztery Zagadki Po Dwóch Dekadach Transformacji Postkomunistycznej

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