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THE ROLE OF GOVERNMENT IN PLANNING TOURISM DEVELOPMENT IN MACEDONIA Print E-mail

Biljana Petrevska

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As one of the fastest growing world industries, tourism has been detected as a source for benefiting to various sectors. Thus, each country insists on developing it and making a profit from its variety of impacts. This has been a priority task to all governments, particularly to small and developing countries as Macedonia. This paper addresses the role of government in its efforts for planning tourism development in Macedonia. Moreover, an attempt is made in assessing several key areas of governmental influence on tourism, like process of privatization, legislation, tourism promotion and fiscal policy. The paper performs different types of analyses based on available sources of secondary data and comparable quantities which are analysed by descriptive statistics. The data set generally covers a twenty year horizon and over. This empirical evidence underlines the importance of government actions as a prerequisite for well-established tourism planning process.

Key words: Tourism; Government; Tourism development; Macedonia.

Ph.D. Biljana Petrevska is an Assistant Professor at the “Goce Delcev” University - Stip, Faculty of Tourism and Business Logistics - Gevgelija, Republic of Macedonia (biljana.petrevska (at) ugd.edu.mk)

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Petrevska Biljana. THE ROLE OF GOVERNMENT IN PLANNING TOURISM DEVELOPMENT IN MACEDONIA. Innovative Issues and Approaches in Social Sciences, vol.5, no.3:118-133, DOI:http://dx.doi.org/10.12959/issn.1855-0541.IIASS-2012-no3-art07

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COMPARISON OF THE ICT IMPACTS BETWEEN CZECH REPUBLIC AND SLOVENIA - PANEL DATA ANALYSIS Print E-mail

Zuzana Somogyiová

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This paper compares the ICT impacts occurred in Czech industries during years 1995-2006 to those in Slovenia. We examined whether macro panel data analysis proves significance of ICT capital variable in sense of productivity growth on the whole economy. Unfortunately, there are not many studies observing the ICT impacts from perspective of Central and Eastern European (CEE) countries, even if ICTs are assumed to have potential to enhance economic growth, labour productivity, competitiveness of developing countries and lower income gap within Europe.

Key words: ICT, Czech Republic, Slovenia, Panel Data Analysis

Zuzana Somogyiová is Phd. candidate at Technical University in Kosice – Faculty of Economics (Slovakia). Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

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Somogyiová Zuzana . COMPARISON OF THE ICT IMPACTS BETWEEN CZECH REPUBLIC AND SLOVENIA - PANEL DATA ANALYSIS. Innovative Issues and Approaches in Social Sciences, vol.5, no.3:6-20, DOI:http://dx.doi.org/10.12959/issn.1855-0541.IIASS-2012-no3-art01

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THE CONTEMPORARY MILITARY: BETWEEN PUBLIC INDIFFERENCE AND TRUST Print E-mail

Marjan Malešič

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The early debates on civil-military relations were limited to the relations between the military and the state whereas contemporary studies encompass the military, state and political institutions, and civil society (the public). The article deals with two elements of the triad, namely the relationship between the military and the public, and it deals with the following concepts: marginalization of the military in contemporary society, public trust in the military and public support of the military in terms of missions performed, provision of financial and human resources, and development projects. The article brings about a comparative analysis and a typology of countries reflecting the attitude of the public towards the military.

Key words: civil-military relations, military, public, indifference, trust, social distance

Marjan Malešič is a Professor at the Faculty of Social Sciences (FSS) and a Head of Defence Research Centre at the Institute of Social Sciences, University of Ljubljana. His recent teaching and research areas are environmental security, security policy, crisis management, and public opinion on security. Malešič served as a Vice-Dean responsible for research at FSS (2007-2011) and as a Chairman of European Research Group on Military and Society (ERGOMAS; 2000-2002). He is a member of EU’s COST Domain Committee for ‘Individuals, Societies, Cultures and Health’.

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Malešič Marjan . THE CONTEMPORARY MILITARY:  BETWEEN PUBLIC INDIFFERENCE AND TRUST. Innovative Issues and Approaches in Social Sciences, vol.5, no.3:21-40, DOI:http://dx.doi.org/10.12959/issn.1855-0541.IIASS-2012-no3-art02

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COMPETITIVENESS POSITION OF SLOVAK REPUBLIC - VARIOUS MEASURES COMPARISON Print E-mail

Tomáš Šoltés

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Is Slovakia competitive within the European area? Since other European countries represent the main and direct competitors of Slovak republic, this paper analyzes the competitive position of Slovak republic from the view of 4 competitiveness measures. It takes into consideration two competitiveness indices prepared by renowned international organizations active in the field of national competitiveness measurement (WEF, IMD), as well as two characteristics identified by most theoretical and practical approaches to be the most suitable measures of a country’s competitiveness – GDP growth and productivity. Based on these 4 measures, the paper presents a simple ranking of Slovak republic for each of the measures.

Key words: competitiveness position, measures

Tomáš Šoltés is a internal PhD student at the Department of Regional Sciences and Management at the Faculty of Economics, Technical University in Košice, Slovakia (tomas.soltes (at) tuke.sk)

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Šoltés Tomáš . COMPETITIVENESS POSITION OF SLOVAK REPUBLIC - VARIOUS MEASURES COMPARISON. Innovative Issues and Approaches in Social Sciences, vol.5, no.3:41-64, DOI:http://dx.doi.org/10.12959/issn.1855-0541.IIASS-2012-no3-art03

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AN EMPIRICAL STUDY OF TRANSFORMATIONAL LEADERSHIP IN SLOVENIAN ENTREPRENEURSHIP Print E-mail

Dejan Jelovac, Matjaž Maške

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The present article reports on the results of a quantitative empirical survey of leadership styles of Slovenian entrepreneurs, owners and/or founders of SMEs. The study aimed to answer the following research question: Which leadership style enhances the success of a leader’s organisation? On the basis of the existing literature, we hypothesised that the transformational leadership style is likely to increase the effectiveness and success of a business. We also hypothesised that Slovenian entrepreneurial leaders used the transformational leadership style to a greater extent than the transactional leadership style. The survey was conducted using the self-reported Multifactor Leadership Questionnaire on a sample of 100 entrepreneurial leaders from the entire territory of Slovenia. The results suggest that Slovenian leaders use transformational leadership more than transactional. The use of transformational leadership was correlated with increased self-reported effectiveness of their organisation. The article concludes with a discussion on the impact of transformational leadership on enhancing the effectiveness of Slovenian business. Implications for future research are discussed.

Keywords: entrepreneur, leader, transformational leadership, transactional leadership, effectiveness.

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Dejan Jelovac is a Professor and Head of Department of Business Ethics, Corporate Culture and Management of Organisational Development at Gea College - Faculty of Entrepreneurship, Ljubljana, Slovenia.
 

Matjaž Maške, M.A. is an Assistant Lecturer of organisational development at GEA College - Faculty of Entrepreneurship, Ljubljana, Slovenia. 

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Jelovac Dejan, Matjaž Maške. AN EMPIRICAL STUDY OF TRANSFORMATIONAL LEADERSHIP IN SLOVENIAN ENTREPRENEURSHI. Innovative Issues and Approaches in Social Sciences, vol.5, no.3:65-82, DOI:http://dx.doi.org/10.12959/issn.1855-0541.IIASS-2012-no3-art04

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