Management Theory and Studies for Rural Business and Infrastructure Development <p style="text-align: justify;">Management Theory and Studies for Rural Business and Infrastructure Development is the international, peer-reviewed scientific journal published by Vytautas Magnus University Agriculture Academy the leading institution of research in agricultural &amp; rural business management&nbsp; and bioeconomy in Lithuania.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>All the previous issues of the journal could be found </strong><a href=""><strong>here</strong></a>.</p> en-US (Dr. Rasa Pakeltienė) (Ingrida Kazlauskienė) Mon, 20 Apr 2020 00:00:00 +0300 OJS 60 FORMATION OF INNOVATIVE ECONOMY OF UKRAINE IN THE CONTEXT OF EUROPEAN UNION ASSOCIATION AGREEMENT <p>This study is devoted to the problem of the formation of Ukraine’s innovative economy in the context of a European Union Association Agreement. The main objective of the article is to study the consequences of the signing of Association Agreements between Ukraine and the EU, to identify the benefits and problems, and to propose promising directions of such cooperation in the context of the formation of the innovative economy of Ukraine. The research methodology is based on foreign and Ukrainian scientific literature and statistical data analysis (within the last five years) to show collaboration between the EU and Ukraine. The priority directions of such collaboration areas are such as the introduction of the all-embracing implementation strategy, sponsorship system’s creation of Ukrainian exports to the EU, a stimulation of development of innovations within the framework of realization of the international programs, the introduction of certification norms and standardization of products in Ukraine and others. The results of the study can be useful for scholars, ministries, institutions that are engaged in this range of issues.</p> Olena Lytvyn, Tetiana Bulakh, Oksana Ivashchenko, Natalia Grynchak Copyright (c) 2020 Management Theory and Studies for Rural Business and Infrastructure Development Mon, 13 Apr 2020 00:00:00 +0300 DEVELOPMENT OF FOREIGN TRADE RELATIONS BETWEEN UKRAINE AND TURKMENISTAN <p>The article analyzes the development of foreign trade relations between Ukraine and Turkmenistan. The aim of the article is to study the trends and state of the development of foreign trade relations between Ukraine and Turkmenistan, identifying problems and promising directions for their overcoming. The methodology of the study is the foreign and Ukrainian scientific literature, analysis of statistical data (over the last ten years), which have shown the results of foreign trade relations between the countries.</p> <p>The perspective directions for deepening of foreign trade relations between Ukraine and Turkmenistan should be a sale of Ukrainian pipes, gas-pumping units, equipment for replacing insulating coatings at gas pipelines, implementation of programs for major repair and reconstruction of Turkmenistan’s gas transportation system and cooperation of «Naftogaz of Ukraine» with the state-owned concern «Turkmennaft». The main provisions and conclusions of the article can be used for the preparation of analytical materials and practical recommendations for government agencies, as well as individual enterprises – participants of foreign trade relations.</p> Hanna Penchuk, Olesia Tur Copyright (c) 2020 Management Theory and Studies for Rural Business and Infrastructure Development Mon, 13 Apr 2020 21:33:08 +0300 SOLIDARITY TOURISTS: THE IMPACT OF PERCEIVED QUALITY ON SOCIALLY RESPONSIBLE BEHAVIOR <p>This research project aims to analyze the impact of perceived quality on the socially responsible behavior of solidarity tourists in the rural municipality of Asni, Morocco. As a result, we carried out a pilot qualitative study based on maintenance guides administered to hotel owners in the rural town of Asni, seeking to collect their opinions on tourist perceptions of the quality of service provided by the contact staff, with the aim of identifying the needs of tourists and their expectations, thus arousing satisfaction, loyalty and possibly their socially responsible behavior. Regarding the verification of our research hypotheses, we carried out a quantitative study based on questionnaires, administered to solidarity tourists, who come as part of a solidarity trip with tour operators, who guarantee respect for the environment of the places visited and which finance development projects for the benefit of the local population. This research brings many answers to questions that have been raised about the concept of perceived quality and socially responsible behavior. The study helped at least to shed light on certain components and dimensions of service and their importance in the perception by the tourist solidarity.</p> Youssef Makloul, Jaouad Chaabt, Rasa Pranskunienė Copyright (c) 2020 Management Theory and Studies for Rural Business and Infrastructure Development Mon, 13 Apr 2020 23:55:03 +0300 THE INFLUENCE OF MARKET RISKS UPON THE AGRIBUSINESS VALUE <p>The activities of agro enterprises are those referred to the riskiest types of entrepreneurship, because there exists certain dependence on the risks of production activities and market risks, especially marketing risks and price risks, each of the above mentioned has its own specific manifestation and impact on the company value in this sector. The aim of the study is to define methods for assessing the impact of market risks on the agribusiness value. Farmers do not normally pay attention to market risks and do not analyze the types of products that increase their company value. This problem can be solved by using the ABC-analysis of the agricultural product mix, the "sales as a contribution to reimbursement" analysis, the introduction of a restricting system on the use of valuable natural resources, and diversification.</p> <p>The use of economic and mathematical methods allows us to find a rational production structure of an agricultural enterprise, to calculate the optimal structure of its crop area or an area of a separate group of agricultural crops.</p> Inna Riepina, Nataliia Chukhraieva, Eckhard Kehrein Copyright (c) 2020 Management Theory and Studies for Rural Business and Infrastructure Development Tue, 14 Apr 2020 10:39:16 +0300 REURBANIZATION AS A SOLUTION OF SOCIO-ENVIRONMENTAL AND ECONOMIC PROBLEMS <p>Relying on the priority of sustainable territorial development as a basis for long-term growth is a time-consuming and strategic approach for the global community. In today's context, it is extremely important to create a sustainable development mechanism without significant additional budgetary costs. The subject of the study is the socio-ecological and economic growth of territorial communities. The research is based on a holistic and synergistic approach in managing the development of socio-economic systems. As a result of the research, it is established that the social and psychological desire of man to harmonize relations with nature is the basis of the mechanism of the long-term development of society. The most systematic and effective tasks of development at the level of the individual and the state are solved in the conditions of the family homestead and family homestead settlements as self-organized structures.</p> Oksana Prysiazhniuk, Mariia Plotnikova, Oleksiy Buluy, Volodymyr Yakobchuk Copyright (c) 2020 Management Theory and Studies for Rural Business and Infrastructure Development Sun, 19 Apr 2020 00:00:00 +0300 FINANCIAL SUPPORT AND DEVELOPMENT OF DIGITAL RURAL HUBS IN EUROPE <p>One of the greatest challenges for rural area development in Europe is a high-tech increase. Thereby, the research problem lays upon digital agrarian hub development and financial support. The paper aims to provide evidence on rural business development under high technology boost. The study is performed through the trends of agrarian hubs development in Europe, including digitalization, innovative development, and communication financial support. The results section represents findings to determine innovative financial support models, considering European funds and regional financial initiatives potential, to strengthen digitalization in rural areas. In particular, the synergetic effect within all-European and regional financial support and rural development strategies will boost agrarian hub development and rural productivity increase.</p> Mykhailo Dyba, Iuliia Gernego, Oleksandr Dyba, Alla Oliynyk Copyright (c) 2020 Management Theory and Studies for Rural Business and Infrastructure Development Sun, 19 Apr 2020 22:55:36 +0300 ESTIMATION OF UKRAINE’S LAND RESOURSE BY THE EROSION PROCESSES DYNAMICS <p>Soils are considered as the main and most powerful in the territorial plane component of the environment. In agriculture, productivity largely depends on the soil condition. Due to excessive tillage, deficit balance of humus and nutrients, lack of organic matter and mineral fertilizers, chemical meliorants, pollution, soil Ukraine under current conditions continues to degrade. On the decline of soil fertility also shows a negative balance of humus and nutrients. The problem protection of land, the struggle against degradation now rose to the level of major, global. To protect land measures in regions of Ukraine is very actual in our time.&nbsp; The purpose: analysis of changes in the state of Ukraine land resources for recent years, estimation the processes of droughts and desertification, that generate water and wind erosion, which causes degradation of soil fertility and reduces the productivity of agroecosystems. Methodology: for determining the sources of the negative processes of water and wind erosion, used comparisons and analysis of statistical data for recent years by choosing the main agrosystem parameters. In the article used a structural analysis, based on the dynamics of the distribution of Ukraine land resources for the estimation of economic use by using the coefficients of economic stability and anthropogenic load. Findings. Due to the large-scale intensification of agriculture production, the land area with various types of degradation has increased significantly. Factors, that deterioration of land quality, and hence increase their degradation, are excessive moisturizing, waterlogging, salinity, acidification, deflation, water erosion, and alkalization. To prevention the process of soil degradation and economic losses, to improving the environment as a whole, it is necessary to realize the complex measures of ecologization of agriculture.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Marián Kováč, Viktor Moshynskyi, Ievgenii Gerasimov, Oleg Pinchuk, Serhii Kunytskyi Copyright (c) 2020 Management Theory and Studies for Rural Business and Infrastructure Development Sun, 19 Apr 2020 00:00:00 +0300 SUSTAINABLE MANAGEMENT OF PRODUCTION ACTIVITIES IN POLISH ENTERPRISES OF THE FOOD INDUSTRY <p>Environmental degradation results, among others, from the production activities of enterprises. Industry has a significant negative impact on the environment and society. As a result of the destructive impact of industry on the natural and social environment, there is a need to change the current management of production activities of enterprises, including those from the food sector, by introducing a balanced organisation management system. The introduction of the article draws attention to sustainable development as a trend setting the direction of the production activity of modern enterprises. The purpose of the study was also included. The next part of the article presents the essence of production in relation to sustainable development. Definitions and concepts of sustainable development are presented by individual authors. The basic idea of ​​the concept of sustainable development was briefly presented. The final part of the study presents the results of research conducted among staff employed in food enterprises. The study is concluded with a summary.</p> Tomasz Trojanowski Copyright (c) 2020 Management Theory and Studies for Rural Business and Infrastructure Development Mon, 20 Apr 2020 00:00:00 +0300 PRACTICAL USE OF CHOSEN RECRUITMENT METHODS IN APPLYING FOR A JOB IN POLAND AND LITHUANIA <p>Literature and real life shows different approaches towards preparation of selection and recruitment process of an employee in a company. The present paper attempts to establish a framework for a comprehensive compare to recruitment and selection process in applying for a job in Poland and Lithuania. The research relies on two approaches, theoretical, on the level of international theory of human resource management and essential of practical use of recruitment and selection approach. The results indicate that both countries should adjust the diversity of the application documents depending on specific requirements of a free job position. Throughout the analyzed period all team members of the case studies claimed that neither summary of the interview was made nor a job interview was properly closed. To sum up, recruiters and recruiting agencies in Poland and Lithuania should attempt to improve the proper job interview process by implementing information concerning further recruitment stages for job candidates. Further research has been carried out in the area of recruitment and assessment of recruitment process.</p> <p><em>JEL Codes: J21, J24, M5, O15</em></p> Asta Raupelienė, Anna Zielinska-Chmielewska Copyright (c) 2020 Management Theory and Studies for Rural Business and Infrastructure Development Mon, 20 Apr 2020 00:00:00 +0300 INFRASTRUCTURE OF INNOVATION ENTERPRISE: FEATURES OF FORMATION AND REGULATION IN MODERN MARKET CONDITIONS <p>Innovative entrepreneurship in a market economy becomes an active factor in economic development, commercialization, creative activity of new technological ideas developers. The operation of an extensive network of innovation infrastructure, elements of which are implemented in specific forms of economic activity, is a necessary factor for the successful development of innovation entrepreneurship. The purpose of the article is to study the essence of the concept of "infrastructure of innovation entrepreneurship" and to develop basic recommendations for its formation for further use by public authorities in the process of promoting the development of innovation entrepreneurship in the country. In the article, the content of the categories "innovative entrepreneurship" is defined. To achieve this goal, the following methods of scientific research were used: the method of comparison and synthesis; abstract-logical method; economic and mathematical modeling; graphical method. According to the results of the study, the suggested recommendations for the formation of innovation entrepreneurship infrastructure at the national and regional level can be used by public authorities in the process of creating a single mechanism for regulating innovation infrastructure, which would ensure interaction between business, public authorities, science, and end-users of an innovation product (service) at all stages of development and implementation of innovation projects.</p> Iryna Hnatenko, Ihor Kuksa, Inna Naumenko, Denis Baldyk, Viktoria Rubezhanska Copyright (c) 2020 Management Theory and Studies for Rural Business and Infrastructure Development Mon, 20 Apr 2020 00:00:00 +0300