1st Edition

Entrepreneurship in the Raw Materials Sector Proceedings of the LIMBRA International Scientific Conference

    180 Pages
    by CRC Press

    The Entrepreneurship in the Raw Materials Sector proceeding is a collection of papers focusing on the macroeconomic aspects of green growth, the business opportunities in the raw materials sector, and the challenges in entrepreneurship, entrepreneurship training. These papers were presented during the closing conference of LIMBRA (‘Decreasing the negative outcomes of brain drain in the raw materials sector‘), a project funded by EIT Raw Materials in the period of 2019-2021. LIMBRA primarily aims at generating new entrepreneurial ideas in the raw materials sector, and to encourage engineering students graduating in raw materials-related programmes to start their own businesses. This proceeding offers a good summary of our approach, and our results: identify the critical trends in the macroeconomic environment; learn about the specifics of the raw materials markets; develop new business ideas, and rely on your local ecosystem for extra knowledge, mentoring; and finally, help students to "Become stay-at-home entrepreneurs".

    Top OECD performers in green growth – an FOI model analysis
    Zoltán Bartha

    A comprehensive indicator set for measuring the sustainable energy performance in the European Union
    Tekla Szép, Tamás Pálvölgyi, Éva Kármán-Tamus

    Challenges for Universities in the aspect of the Growing Importance of the Sustainable Development and Circular Economy
    Marta Sukiennik

    Research on employee bonus systems in Polish enterprises
    Magdalena Czernikiewicz, Katarzyna Styk

    Mentoring as a tool supporting the development of student entrepreneurship in the raw materials industry
    Aneta Napieraj

    Entrepreneurial opportunities in the waste management sector in Hungary
    Andrea Sáfrányné Gubik, Ágnes Horváth, Mónika Kis-Orloczki, Katalin Lipták

    Ecology aspect of CSR- What is the social plastic?
    Gábor Mélypataki

    Analyzing Entrepreneurship-Growth nexus across High and Low income countries
    Aku-Sika Buah

    Business Model Analysis for the scope of entrepreneurship in solar drying field in the European region
    Baibhaw Kumar, László Berényi, Zoltán Szamosi, Gábor L. Szepesi

    Bio-solution for global sand crisis and sustainable organic agriculture in desert states
    Darina Štyriaková, Iveta Štyriaková, Jaroslav Suba, Felix Föhre

    Recovering oxides from construction waste as an alternative raw material for the production of cement clinker
    Katarzyna Styk, Olga Świniarska

    The Circular Economy in Polish Industry - Analysis of the Issue and Opportunities for Implementation
    Karolina Zybała

    Trends in material recovery of waste
    Lucia Domaracká, Taušová, Janičkan

    Applying real-life problem-solving learning methodologies to train entrepreneurship students in the raw materials sector
    Ana Arroyo Muñoz, Javier Mendibil Eguiluz

    Use of augmented reality as a support for visualization of urban data
    Filip Beneš, Jiri Svub, Veroslav Holusa, Simona Matuskova

    Coal-fired Power Plants in the Crossfire of the European Union’s Energy and Climate Policy
    Ágnes Horváth, Adrienn Takácsné Papp, Péter Bihari

    Spent pickling liquor as industrial waste recover opportunities
    Hanna Zakiyya, Tamás Kékesi


    1. Zoltan Bartha holds a Master’s degree in business economics, and got his PhD at the University of Miskolc in Management and Organisation sciences in 2006. He has worked at the University of Miskolc since 2003, where he is the head of the Institute of Economic Theory and Methodology. He is the member of the Scientific Committee on Futures Research of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences. His current academic position at the University of Miskolc is Associate Professor, where he teaches Economic Policy, Institutional Economics, Economics and Economic Theory. He is experienced in macroeconomic modelling, and has many publication related to the entrepreneurial ecosystem. Zoltan is the project manager of LIMBRA.

    2. Tekla Szép is an Associate Professor and Deputy Director of the Institute of World and Regional Economics, Faculty of Economics, University of Miskolc. Currently, besides her other preoccupations, she is an institutional EIT KIC Raw Materials Coordinator and member of the EIT KIC RM Steering Committee. She is an economist and her research interests are focused on environmental and energy economics with special emphasis given to the circular economy, industry 4.0, energy policy, energy transition, energy efficiency and energy poverty. In addition to her work, she has also directed a variety of national and international EU funded projects. She has vast experience in proposal writing, project management and evaluation, policy monitoring. Tekla has been cooperating with consortium partners and colleagues from different European universities, companies, national and international organizations, governments. She holds a PhD in Management and Business Administration.

    3. Katalin Lipták graduated in Economist at the University of Miskolc, Faculty of Economics in 2008 and she graduated in Law at the University of Miskolc, Faculty of Law in 2015. She defended her Ph.D. dissertation in 2013. Katalin is an associate professor of University of Miskolc, Faculty of Economics and head of department of Labour Market and Employment Policy. She is editorial board member of the Eastern European Business and Economics Journal. She is editor-in-chief of Socialis Series in Social Science journal.

    4. Dora Szendi is an Assistant Professor of the Institute of World and Regional Economics, University of Miskolc. Since 2016 besides that, she is the secretary of the Hantos Elemér Doctoral School of Business, Management and Regional Sciences. She is an economists and her main research field is regional sciences, the analysis of territorial inequalities with special regards on peripheral regions in Central Eastern Europe. She holds a PhD also in this research topic. Besides that, she has experiences in project works; like contribution to spatial development strategies, membership in EU founded projects. She has knowledge in several statistical and spatial econometric tools.