• Project of an experimental plant for the production of plates and granules of foam glass and composite material on this basis

    pg(s) 104-107

    A conceptual design of a technological line for the production on the one hand of a continuous flat strip and block and on the other hand granules and pieces of foam glass, including a ware house for raw materials, a workshop for preparation of materials, workshops for foamed granules and a continuous flat strip of foam glass, workshop for composite elements semi O, P and slabs, repair section and warehouse for finished products is presented The necessary equipment and materials, building the technological line and functioning of the plant as a whole, are presented.

  • Investigation of the degree of maturity of bio-enterprises in relation to the global sustainable development goals

    pg(s) 100-103

    Growing environmental problems and the uneven distribution of wealth around the world raised questions more than forty years ago about how to achieve sustainability. The United Nations Commission on the Environment and Development (WCED), formed in the autumn of 1983 and chaired by Gru Harlem Bruntland, draws accurate and concrete conclusions using full information from all over the world on the state of the planet and develops a report called “Our Common Future”. Along with all the conclusions and recommendations, the Bruntland report introduces the concept of “sustainable development” which reads: Sustainable is a development that achieves the vital needs of the current generation without being deprived of it (ie without The leading aspect in this definition is the idea of reconciling the satisfaction of human needs with the limited resources, as well as the equality between the present and the future generations. The report demonstrates the need for a radical change in human activity to date and the need to establish sustainable development on a global scale. The conference in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) in 1992 played a crucial role in affirming the concept of sustainable development in modern society. combining the harmonious interaction between economic prosperity, social justice and a preserved environment. The purpose of this report is to present the results of a study on the degree of maturity of management in bio-sector enterprises to adopt global sustainable development goals and link them to their business practices.The results of the present study confirm the thesis that the modification of the current socio-economic model of development there is no alternative. The main non-reproducible energy and raw materials sources are about to run out in the foreseeable future.

  • Creation of a New Marketplace

    pg(s) 96-99

    Creating a new marketplace requires a different template of strategic thinking. Instead of searching within the accepted boundaries that define how we compete, managers can look systematically on them. In addition, they can find a free territory that represents a real breakthrough in value. This section will describe how companies can systematically follow the value of innovation by looking at the defined limits of competition – through alternative industries, through strategic groups, through customer groups, through complementary products and service offerings, through the functional – economic guidance of the industry, and even over time.

  • World mobile services market: economic aspect

    pg(s) 92-95

    The structural trends of the last ten years in terms of individual connections in the mobile market have been identified. The characteristics of the largest companies in the world that provide mobile services have been given. The sources of creating new value in the mobile business have been named. A comparative analysis of the provision of services by the leaders of the global mobile services market (like China Mobile, AT&T and Vodafone) has been conducted. The advantages and disadvantages of these mobile operators have been highlighted. A comparative portfolio of services of leaders-mobile operators has been compiled. It has been concluded that there are differences between the UK market, Chinese and US operators.

  • Monitoring of the quality of ambient air using high volume air sampler

    pg(s) 51-55

    The quality of ambient air is a noticeable demonstration because the ambient air plays a cardinal preface on the human activities and most of environmental processes. The monitoring of the quality of air is an important part of the pollution control because the ambient air was confirmed as an affected branch on the earth from both anthropogenic activities and natural phenomena. In the existing investigation, there were expected to test the selected important air quality parameters of the ambient air at around the Peradeniya region in Sri Lanka which is known as relatively populous region with the traffic. The ambient air samples were collected through a glass fiber filter paper which was attached to the high volume air sampler and both PM10 concentration and concentration total suspended particles (TSP) of the ambient air were determined using weight differences of air collection bottle and filter paper. Beside of that the lead (Pb) concentrations and NOX concentrations of the ambient air were investigated using hot acid extraction method while having the contribution of atomic absorption spectrometer (AAS) and of absorbing method in to a liquid with the aid of UV- visible spectrometer. As the results, there were obtained 0.0141 ppm of PM10 concentration, 0.0214 ppm of total suspended particles (TSP) concentration, 0.151 μg/m3 of NOX concentration and 0.015μg Pb/ m3 of lead (Pb) concentration of the ambient air at around the Peradeniya region at that moment. When comparing of those results with the air quality standards and norms, it was identified the non hazardous atmosphere at the selected region at that occasion.

  • Analysis and prospects of cruise tourism in the east Black sea region: the case of Georgia

    pg(s) 47-50

    Once a part of the Soviet Union, a backwater country, Georgia in a couple of years flips the script and rushes into tourism industry as one of the most popular emerging destinations on the Black Sea coast. With unprecedented number of tourists spotlighted by the leading international journals Georgia wins hearts of millions and becomes a revelation for the USA and Western EU countries.
    This paper assesses current situation in Batumi Port that serves small cruise ships and explores potentials of cruise tourism development based on statistics, industry experts and investors reviews. The article uses a mixed method, a combination of qualitative and quantitative data analysis.
    The findings show how Black Sea region will benefit from country’s cruise tourism development. Results of the study can be applied as basis for investment analysis of Georgian cruise industry

  • Radical innovations as a drive of Industrial Revolutions

    pg(s) 25-28

    The purpose of this publication is to elucidate the nature of radical innovations as drives of various industrial revolutions, as well as the conditions that led to their emergence. They incorporate substantially different technologies from existing ones and meet the needs of consumers in a new way and better than the current ones.
    This article will discuss factors that can be used to evaluate an innovation as radical. A new view of Industrial Revolution will be presented, explaining critical factors and their relation to sectors of production. An invention may lead to the production of a new, unknown product at a certain time or to the provision of an unknown service. The use of these unfamiliar products or services on the market is characterized as a radical innovation. Relevant radical innovations in turn lead to industrial revolutions. It is argued that a paradigm shift takes place and we call it Industrial Revolution.

  • Ways to reduce costs energy at the regional water company “Prishtina”

    pg(s) 23-24

    Energy efficiency is a new domain in our country, so it is very much realistic and possible for us to succeed in implementing this field.The first EU-wide energy efficiency target was set in 1998. Member states agreed to improve energy efficiency by 1 percent a year over twelve years. Pristina Regional Water Company Utility is one of the largest companies in the state of Kosovo. Regional Water Company “PRISHTINA” cover 60% of the total population of Kosovo., with 8 municipalities included capital of Kosovo, Prishtina.This paper discusses energy issues facing public water utility sector, exactly for Regional Water Company “PRISHTINA”, steps that responsibility personnel can take to understand and reduce their energy use and costs, and funding resources for energy efficiency. Main focus in this paper is to perform possibilities for increasing energy efficiency of the Pumping Station in Milloshevë which supply with raw water Treatment Plant in Shkabaj, Kosovo.

  • The impact of global change on consumer preferences of the Moravica District

    pg(s) 20-22

    The aim of the research, the results of which are presented in this paper, is to research the consumer preferences of the Moravica District towards the consumption of domestic and foreign products. As globalization alters market conditions, creates new sources of competition, it is impossible not to think about protecting domestic products and the impact of the increased import of foreign products on the preferences of domestic consumers. Liberalization, as a regulator of market, certainly influences the need to create mechanisms for the protection of domestic production, and the changed consumer preferences are an important factor in monitoring and defining new protection measures so that domestic producers of the Republic of Serbia are ready, primarily for the European market. For this reason, we decided to investigate what consumer ethnocentrism is like in the central part of the Republic of Serbia, in the Moravica District. As the results show, the challenges posed by globalization have greatly influenced consumer attitudes and changes in attitudes towards ethnocentrism.

  • Conceptual model for investigating the innovation activity of enterprises

    pg(s) 17-19

    The paper presents a conceptual model for investigating the innovation activity of enterprises from the wine industry in Bulgaria. The study aims to submit a unified methodological framework for application by experts in researching, analyzing and benchmarking the innovation activity in the sector. Many researchers confirm that different innovation models are appropriate for different sectors, regardless of best practices in innovation management, and it all depends on the specificity of innovation and its relationship to sector specificities. Thus, the examination of wine sector requires a specific approach and an empirical research, based on own questionnaire focused on the individualism and the need to study the innovation niches and opportunities of wine sector.

  • Оn predictability of precious metals towards robust trading

    pg(s) 14-16

    Large amounts of liquidity flow into several precious metals every day. Investment decisions are mainly based on predicting the future movements of the instrument(s) in question. However, high frequency financial data are somewhat hard to model or predict as stochastic processes and many other random factors are involved. It would be valuable information for the investor if he or she knew which precious metals were quantitatively more predictable, that would also be a good basis for more robust trading decisions. The objective in this study is to build predictive models on high frequency precious metal data and compare predictabilities of different metals using only past price and volume values which should be a basis for robust trading decisions. The data used consist of various frequencies from 1-minute to 4-hour covering a period of almost 20 years for each instrument and frequency. Artificial Neural Network (ANN) and Gradient Boosted Decision Tree (XGB) methods are applied. Comparable results are achieved.

  • The influence of transnational corporations on the economy of developing countries (Contemplating the example of how the Coca – Cola Company influences the economy of Ukraine)

    pg(s) 9-13

    Transnational corporations’ manufacturing and commercial activities are connected to national and regional markets. Taking this fact into account, the authors identify the main causes of the active development of transnational corporations around the world and determine five levels of economic growth of developing countries. The authors also consider directions of transnational corporations’ influence on developing countries and inquire institutional means and methods of regulating the influence of transnational corporations in Ukraine. Attractive sectors of the Ukrainian economy for transnational corporations’ activities are proposed, the Coca-Cola Company’s activities performed in Ukraine are analyzed, and conditions for further development of transnational corporations in Ukraine are named in the paper.