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The Resource Competitiveness, Social Inclusion and Sustainability in a Diverse European Union : Perspectives from Old and New Member States

Competitiveness, Social Inclusion and Sustainability in a Diverse European Union : Perspectives from Old and New Member States

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Competitiveness, Social Inclusion and Sustainability in a Diverse European Union : Perspectives from Old and New Member States
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Competitiveness, Social Inclusion and Sustainability in a Diverse European Union
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Perspectives from Old and New Member States
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Competitiveness, Social Inclusion and Sustainability in a Diverse European Union : Perspectives from Old and New Member States
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Competitiveness, Social Inclusion and Sustainability in a Diverse European Union : Perspectives from Old and New Member States
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  • Contents -- Contributors -- Introduction -- 1 Motivation and Background to This Collective Volume -- 2 The Individual Contributions -- 2.1 Patterns of Heterogeneity -- 2.2 Policies for Competitiveness, Social Inclusion and Sustainability in the EU -- 2.3 Strategies and Instruments: The Potential for Policy Learning -- 3 Summary -- Part I: Patterns of Heterogeneity -- The Competitiveness of the EU Countries: A Multi-dimensional Cluster Analysis Approach -- 1 Introduction -- 2 Empirical Strategy -- 3 Data -- 4 The Competitiveness of the EU Countries: Traditional Cost-Based Approach -- 5 The New Competitiveness Evaluation Concept: Do the EU Countries Have the Potential to Be Competitive from the Perspective of... -- 5.1 How Attractive Are the EU Countries to Firms to Establish and Retain Highly Competitive Businesses? -- 5.1.1 Infrastructure and Human Capital Quality -- 5.1.2 Institutional Environment -- 5.2 What Is the Innovation Potential of the EU Countries? -- 6 Conclusions -- References -- Long-Run Heterogeneity Across the EU Countries -- 1 Brief Review on Optimum Currency Area Theory -- 2 Multiple-Steady-State Growth Model -- 3 Empirical Evidence -- 4 Policy Implications -- 5 Summary -- References -- Sustainable Development in the EU -- 1 Introduction -- 2 From GDP to Well-Being Concept -- 3 Sustainable Development -- 4 Measurement of Sustainable Development -- 5 Environmental and Sustainable Development Indicators -- 5.1 The Better Life Index -- 5.2 The Ecological Footprint -- 5.3 Environmental Performance Index -- 5.4 Happy Planet Index -- 6 Data Envelopment Analysis: A New Approach to Sustainability Measuring -- 7 Are Indices and DEA Results Related? -- 8 Similarity of the EU Countries: Cluster Analysis -- 9 Concluding Remarks -- References -- Part II: Policies for Competitiveness, Social Inclusion and Sustainability in the EU
  • Current Developments in Corporate Social Responsibility in the EU -- 1 The Concept of Corporate Social Responsibility -- 2 CSR in Europe and the Role of European Institutions -- 3 The Impact of European Policy on CSR -- 4 Certification, Standards and Norms for CSR -- 5 Certificate SA8000 -- 6 The Italian Case Study: Economic Analysis -- 7 Summary -- References -- The Internationalisation of Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises as a Path to Competitiveness -- 1 Introduction -- 2 Importance of Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises -- 3 The Specifics of Internationalisation of Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises -- 3.1 Motives for Internationalisation of SMEs -- 3.2 Barriers to Internationalisation of SMEs -- 3.3 Key Success Factors of SMEs in Foreign Trade Operations -- 4 Case Study: Internationalisation Process of Czech SMEs -- 4.1 Data Description and Processing -- 4.2 Motives for Internationalisation of Czech SMEs -- 4.3 Barriers to the Internationalisation Process of Czech SMEs -- 4.4 Factors of Success for SMEs in the Internationalisation Process -- 5 Conclusion -- References -- Key Aspects of Competitiveness: Focus on European Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises -- 1 Introduction -- 2 Specification of Innovation Barriers -- 2.1 Evidence from the Czech Republic -- 2.2 Evidence from Poland -- 2.3 Evidence from Portugal -- 3 Innovative Branches in the EU -- 3.1 Data -- 3.2 Characteristic Features of Companieś Capital Structure in Innovative Branches -- 3.3 Differences in Capital Structure of Companies in Innovative and Non-innovative Branches -- 4 Conclusions -- References -- Pigouvian Carbon Tax Rate: Can It Help the European Union Achieve Sustainability? -- 1 Introduction -- 2 Literature Review -- 3 Fallacies and the Myopic Approach Towards Environmental Externalities Internalisation of Pigouvian Taxation Rationale
  • 4 Analysis of Carbon Taxation Sustainability Using Proxies -- 5 Conclusion -- References -- Part III: Strategies and Instruments: The Potential for Policy Learning -- A Lesson for the Contemporary European Periphery from the Transition Process of the CEE Countries -- 1 Introduction -- 2 Successful and Less-Successful CEE Countries -- 3 Crucial Factors of Success -- 4 Factors of Minor Importance -- 5 Conclusion -- 6 Summary -- References -- Geospatial Infrastructure for European Union Sustainable Development -- 1 Purpose of Geospatial EU Wide Infrastructure -- 1.1 European Union Government Activities -- 2 INSPIRE: The Cornerstone of EU Spatial Data Policy -- 2.1 Structure of INSPIRE Geospatial Infrastructure -- 3 Future of Geospatial Infrastructure -- 3.1 Achieving Real-Time -- 3.2 Looking for Details -- 3.3 New Point Cloud Potential -- 4 Conclusions -- References -- Reforming Welfare States -- 1 Introduction -- 2 Post-industrialization, New Perspectives on Social Risks -- 3 The Globalization Challenge for Welfare States -- 4 Demography -- 5 Social Acceptance and Implementation of Welfare State Reforms -- 6 Conclusions and Directions of Future Research -- References
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