ISSN: 1648 - 4460

International Journal of Scholarly Papers


Transformations  in
Business & Economics

Transformations in
Business & Economics

  • © Vilnius University, 2002-2010
  • © Brno University of Technology, 2002-2010
  • © University of Latvia, 2002-2010

JEL classification: Y20.

Transformations in Business & Economics (TIBE) journal continues in providing a focused outlet for high quality research in the ever-expanding area of Development Economics in the field of Social Sciences and related disciplines. The field research should not be limited by any narrow conceptualisation of development economics, but embraces interdisciplinary and multi-facet approaches to economic theory, business management, marketing, as well as general transformations in the economic, social-cultural, ecological, technological, competitive, demographic and political-legal environment.

Therefore, we expect original and authentic manuscripts, which are based on fact-centred research to establish economic and business management regularities, where the theory is motivated by substantiated empirical findings, where disciplined application of economic principles is used to explain and predict the real-world behaviour of organisations, markets and industries. We will continue to seek for:

  • empirical studies, which provide convincing and significant findings of fact. Careful establishment of an interesting or puzzling empirical regularity is of value to the field if the author has a convincing explanation for the phenomenon;
  • theoretical studies, which stress relatively robust ideas, and combine theory with a sense of empirical magnitudes, presenting fresh viewpoints and theoretical perspectives, new literature overviews and concept classifications, where a systems’ approach is a central focus of the research;
  • explanatory research studies about a firm, an industry, or a business practice according to economic principles. Such a case study must go well beyond the purely descriptive by illuminating the ways in which industry practice and institutions can be understood in terms of economic principles. Factors that resist economic explanation also should be identified.

The current issue of TIBE presents guest and special editorials by Polish, Slovenian and Hungarian scholars, who envisage their insights on Germany’s economy in the light of the 20th anniversary of Berlin Wall Fall (Marta Götz) and historical perceptive on the quality differentiation in East-West European agro-food trade during the pre-Accession (Štefan Bojnec and Imre Fertő).

Our focus of publishing is not limited to Central and Eastern European countries, but envisages a wider perspective of the term “transformations”, encompassing transformational changes in theory and conceptual developments, as well as researching practical phenomena, which in effect present first-hand evidence on transitional changes in real life cases in economies, socio-political environment, government policy-making, and market behaviour. Therefore, we continue presenting a section on economic developments and transitional applications in Africa and China.

Other two sections in the current TIBE issue are dedicated to sustainable solutions and socio-economic valuation of selected industries. A special research was performed on the cultural sector, presenting preliminary findings on creativity and culture industry in Kaunas District (Lithuania).

Prof. Dr. (HP) Dalia Štreimikienė

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