We have possibility to be acquainted with new scientific research from different field. These scientific investigations are taking important place in regional development. The organizational development and it influence to better regional development are described in S. Paramonovs, K. Ijevleva paper about Riga airport problems; organizational culture development is described in J. Paužuolienė, J. Daubarienė research; control of manufacturing processes in A. Giedraitis paper; innovative development perspectives of net of hotels in T. Konovalova, G. Jatulevičienė paper; analysis of small and medium size business structure and territorial distribution in V. Burkšienė, E. Spiriajevas investigation and methodological problems of assessment of regional economic growth in A. Šneiderienė, V. Juščius investigation. Youth unemployment problems are analyzed in T. Blinova, V. Markov, V. Rusanovsky and L. Grineviča, B. Rivža papers. Some psychological aspects of society wherein can improve psychological environment in regions are shown in paper about socially responsible consumption written by V. Juščius, D. Maliauskaitė, stress influence on job satisfaction by E. Župerkienė, A. Župerka, I. Babičaitė investigation, correlation of self-esteem and safety in society is describe in J. Sučylaitė paper, identity questions are describe in I. Spiriajevienė, E. Spiriajevas paper. D. Verkulevičiūtė-Kriukienė, J. Galinienė describe the changes in the use of EU structural funds in priorities of municipalities. And R. Civinskas, J. Dvorak, R. Davidonis in their paper analyzes preparation and implementation of Lithuanian public management reform. So like always the papers are interesting and can engage to read different scientist and all people. We wish pleasant reading.
The paper presents a statistical assessment of interregional differences in youth unemployment in Russia. The unemployment rate was decomposed into fundamental and cyclical components, which was essential for deeper understanding of the specificity of the youth labour market. We made a typology of the regions of RF according to similar trends of youth unemployment and an empirical analysis of the rates, dynamics and factors of unemployment among the young people aged 15–19 and 20–29 years for 77 regions of Russia between 2005 and 2013. We also analyzed the response of the regional rates of youth unemployment to crises. For analyzing the regional parameters of youth unemployment, we employed economical-statistical methods. We identified the interregional differences in the youth labor market and the nature of their changes in the time of economic crisis. The statistical database for this study was the Rosstat data posted on the official website of the Federal State Statistics Service. We found that in the time of crisis the interregional differences in unemployment rates decreased and in the period of recovery growth, they increased. The interregional differentiation was on the rise because some individual regions used new points of growth. The study was conducted at the Institute of Agrarian Problems of RAS with the financial support from the Russian Scientific Foundation (RSF), project # 14-18-02801.
In the regional policy of Lithuania the Curonian lagoon coastal region is not distinguished as a separate territorial unit. Nevertheless, this territory is being analyzed in different regional context. Accoding to the samples of the EU regional policy, the authors of this article provided an assumption that the principles of solidarity and cohesion could be successfully implemented in the regional policy if the financial support will be allocated not for counties (regions) but according to specific problems in the regions on mezo and micro levels. The sample of that micro region can be recognized as the Curonian lagoon region (Lithuanian part).
His article sets out to explore two aspects reported in the literature: we pursued to fulfill the lack of research in the field of preparation and implementation of Lithuanian public management reform; searching for evidence that reforms are based on unclear public management doctrine. Principal – agent theory was applied to execute the aim of current research. The data collected by carried our eight in-depth semi structured interviews. The research sought to identify the change of opinions during the execution of public management reform. It was found, that preparation and implementation of public management reform depends on three factors: (i) value – based public management reform conception; (ii) existence of strong coordination center form reform execution; (iii) support of political – administration resource. However, the participation of political appointees at the reform process highlighted the conflict in their activity. From one hand the support of political appointees reduce control of performance. Otherwise, there is a threat for implementation of public management reform.
System of control of manufacturing process at manufacturing company is being analysed in this article. Generally, reasons of possible inaccuracies during manufacturing process are determined on the grounds of managers’ experience and calculations made. Insufficient attention to this field may determine inability to adopt in variable business environment. After quantitative research in manufacturing company was made as well as after 7 managers and 20 principals, participating in the manufacturing process, were interviewed, many problems were found: resources in the records of critical amounts, management of human resources, change of employees (possibilities of career), preparation of manufacturing tasks, results of activity of employees etc. In case results of this research would not be considered, manufacturing company may not survive in competitive struggle and will be forced to go bankrupt. In order to change the situation, a system of control of manufacturing process, oriented to results, was recommended. This system regulates many relative functions, starting from determination of amount of producible production, quality requirements, preparation of necessary documents, conclusion of schedules of producible production, planning of needs of raw materials/materials, by necessarily assessing effective usage of all resources related to organisation of manufacturing process control of qualitative production getting into warehouse.
Youth unemployment, especially long-term unemployment, is one of Europe’s most pressing problems to deal with. In the current economic and financial crisis, the lack of job opportunities has affected young people more than any other group in society. Consequently, young people are faced with social problems, they cannot successfully integrate into the labour market to ensure their future stability and build their life in the future. The paper deals with legal and institutional frameworks of youth unemployment and social integration as well as makes a discussion on the survey results regarding young people integration into the labour market. It is important to identify the key regulative framework of legislative and planning documents and to understand their importance with regard to youth unemployment regulation and a contribution to unemployment reduction.
The purpose of the article is to identify the key factors influencing socially responsible consumption and the reasons why consumers do not choose products of socially responsible companies. The article highlights two dimensions of socially responsible consumption: environmental dimension (avoidance to buy products that have a negative impact on the environment) and public dimension (avoidance to buy product of companies who have a negative impact on the welfare of the public). Consumer decisions when purchasing goods are more selfish than justified in the public interest. This is why socially responsible consumption is motivated when users see the benefits for themselves. Users almost always give priority to products with better functional features.An analysis of the literature proves that corporate social responsibility (CSR) is not the dominant criteria in making purchase decisions of consumers. CSR is less important than the other purchase criteria such as price, quality, reliability, customer service, product warranty period, etc. The main reasons, which restrict socially responsible consumption are misconception of consumers, the perception that they have not much power to solve global problems, as well as lack of income, education and information about socially responsible consumption.
The article aims to show that the main and most important prerequisite for successful hotel business growth in current promptly changing business environment becomes development of innovation in the hotel industry. Though the term innovation is already widely defined by many researchers, it is considered in the article as a subject for future discussions leading to proposed scientific classification of innovations based on selected criterions. Evaluation of the process of innovation appearance in the hotel market allowed creation of the model, presenting the main influences and attributes of the whole innovation process in a hotel industry. Afterwards, the article discusses some specific innovation tools that are essential for hotel enterprises and which could be challenging for hoteliers in Ukrainian market nowadays. Based on the empirical research results, the obstacles which hinder up-to-date innovative operations in Ukrainian Radisson chain hospitality market are discussed. As well, concerning prospective innovation trends for Radisson Hotels in Ukraine, advices for future innovation implementation were proposed.
In the paper the authors examined key Latvian economy indicators, specifically focusing on trends in development of aviation industry development. In particular, also attention was paid to passengers and cargo volume transportation dynamics, as well as to RIGA International Airport Development Plan through the year 2036. The authors compared operations of RIGA International Airport with available data from other leading Baltic Sea Region airports, specifically within 300 kilometres zone. Another requirement was, a competing airport had to be in the TOP 100 airports globally to be considered.
Organizational culture and corporate social responsibility are effective measures that have an impact on organizational performance and results. In particular norms, principles, rules and values of the organization’s employees are more efficient, more comfortable, reduces mistrust, tension, a feeling of insecurity. Organizational culture includes the efforts of all staff, based on common human values. Employees tend to work in organizations where they are treated fairly, respecting their interests. It is ideology of social responsible (SR) organizations. Social responsible organizations promote a business friendly environment to create a social atmosphere, harmonize working relationships and actively participate in social dialogue with the public and with the organization.