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RĒZEKNE ACADEMY OF TECHNOLOGIES

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  • Publication
    “Resource Portfolio” and Total Capital of Different Social Classes in the Modern Society of Latvia
    (2021)
    Vera Komarova
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    Iveta Mietule
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    Iluta Arbidāne
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    Vladas Tumalavičius
    The aim of this study is to investigate “resource portfolios” and total capital, as well as the degree of those resources capitalization, which representatives of different social classes in the modern Latvia have at their disposal. The amount and structure of “resource portfolio” and total capital of different social classes studied using the resource-asset-capital approach. The article presents results of the sociological survey of social stratification in modern Latvia on the example of its one region – Latgale (2019, n = 798, representative sample of the adult population), identifying social classes based on two objective (income and education) and one subjective (self-identification of respondents) criteria. Based on the example of the lower working class and the middle class, the authors proved that representatives of these polar social classes have a total capital of different amount, which is determined by two main reasons: 1) the lower working class has statistically significantly smaller “resource portfolio” than the middle class; 2) the lower working class is not so successful as the middle class in activating the resources at their disposal, turning them into their capital. These statistically significant two-level differences have to be considered when pursuing social policies on reducing differences between social classes.
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    TYPES OF COMMUNICATION AND THEIR ROLE IN THE COMPANY
    (2017)
    Dainis Gudriniks
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    Iluta Arbidāne
    The author reviewed information in EBSCO databases on communication between managment and employee in commercial enterprises, hospitals, educational institutions, in crisis situations and everyday life. The problem identified iclude a weak communications structure and poor managment skills deteriorating quality of work in nowadays. The article dealt with Brian Weberg comunication structure, which is divided into two types. To learn how to improve communication in the organization, it was investigated Fionn Timm methods which are recognized as effective.
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    “SCANDAGRA LATVIA” LTD MARKETING COMMUNICATIONS RESEARCH
    (2017)
    Dagnija Kotāne
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    Iluta Arbidāne
    The topic: “Scandagra Latvia” Ltd. marketing communications research. The problem to be studied: “Scandagra Latvia” Ltd. marketing communications plan does not cover the target audience hindering the company from faster development. Detailed marketing communications planning can help the company to make their marketing activities more target-audience oriented and with higher potential returns, that can give a positive result– new clients. The aim of the research: to investigate marketing communications “Scandagra Latvia” Ltd. “Scandagra Latvia” Ltd. work, activities and supply are described. Marketing communications and their management are examined. Marketing communication processes in “Scandagra Latvia” Ltd. are described and assessed. After the analysis of already existing marketing communications plans, author of the research made some supplements and developed “Scandagra Latvia” marketing communications plan for the year 2017. Theoretical literature was used as well as, periodicals, “Scandagra Latvia” Ltd. no published materials and scientific articles on processes of marketing planning.
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    ROLE OF LEADERSHIP AND POSSIBILITES FOR ITS DISPLAY IN THE STATE BORDER GUARD
    (2018)
    Raimonds Kublickis
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    Iluta Arbidāne
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    Daina Znotiņa
    The authors explore the display of leadership in the State Border Guard in order to find out whether there is a place for leadership and the human factor in the relationship between management and subordinates in the strictly regulated organization. The aim of the research: to study the role of leadership and its display in the State Border Guard. Tasks of the research: 1) to describe the nature of leadership and its role in the organization's activities; 2) to conduct a survey on the most significant aspects of leadership manifestation in regards inspectors and officers from different border guard units of the State Border Guard; 3) to make conclusions and develop proposals regarding the necessity of leadership and possibilities for its display. The research methods: 1) literature analysis, observation; 2) surveying, data processing, analysis, and interpretation. At the end of the research, the authors conclude that the respect and appreciation provided by the superior to the subordinates is as important as a good salary and work conditions at the State Border Guard. Hence, in the opinion of the subordinates, a superior who can display the respect and appreciation to the subordinates will be able to become the leader. Even in a strictly regulated organization such as the State Border Guard, the superior can offer his/her subordinates the assistance – not by completing a task on behalf of the subordinate, but by providing the advice and guidance. This behaviour is an attribute of a democratic management style creating a favourable ground for leadership development.
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    THEORETICAL AND PRACTICAL ASPECTS OF USAGE OF THE SINGLE-ENTRY ACCOUNTING SYSTEM
    (2011)
    Iluta Arbidāne
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    Antra Ķīkule
    In accounting, it is possible to use a single-entry system or a double-entry system, but in order to obtain all the necessary information to analyse the economic processes, the choice of the system shall be evaluated in accordance with the legal requirements and the particular field of entrepreneurship. At present, the application of the single-entry system in accounting is defined most unclearly, because the choice of an accounting system does not always depend on the criterion – turnover (as stated in the legislation); its formation structure is more important.One of the research tasks is to investigate views of practicing bookkeepers in Latvia on the suitability of application of the single-entry system in accounting for individual entrepreneurs. In accordance with the inquiry results and the analyses, the research objective is to state the most problematic issues of accountancy and suitability of application of the single- entry system in accounting of different kinds of economic activity.
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    Trends and Issues in Adult Education Evaluation: The Latvia Case
    (2015)
    Marzano, Gilberto
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    Lubkina, Velta
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    Usca, Svetlana
    This article presents the results of an investigation conducted in Latvia within the scope of the European Union’s (EU) Evaluation for the Professional Development of Adult Education Staff (EduEval) project concerning the evaluation of adult education. The investigation started in 2014, with a methodology based on the review of current literature, analysis of statistic data and official documents, Web analysis, and a sampling based on semi-structured interviews. The results of this research show that in Latvia, adult education is generally connected to the business sector, and is considered a means by which to acquire useful skills for career progression or for retaining employment. The majority of adult educators acting within non-formal learning environments are self-taught professionals, and there are no officially consolidated policies for the evaluation of adult education. However, Latvian educators and researchers largely agree about the necessity of introducing quality control in the adult education process, and in recent years, much progress has been made to develop a framework for the evaluation of adult educators.
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    Promoting the Plurilingual Awareness in Business Environment: Case of Rezekne Special Economic Zone☆
    (2014-02-20)
    Inta Rimsane
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    Sandra Ezmale
    Nowadays, small and medium-sized companies (SME's) can receive the financial and informative support from different programs or trade promotion agencies for developing the export potential. However, the companies seldom are aware of the fact that the successful export also is closely related with the plurilingual competence of the employees who have to switch from one language to another very rapidly according to the demands of the global market. In order to increase the competitiveness of SME's in a global trading environment, on grounds of Rezekne Special Economic Zone several solutions are suggested: firstly, increasing the support of national, regional and local authorities to the companies’ efforts in developing the plurilingual business communication strategies and secondly, introducing the strategies into SME's.
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    Strategies for Enhancing Attractiveness of the Cities in Latgale Region
    (2012-07-26)
    Sandra Ezmale
    Policy creators and planners at different administrative levels adopt decisions regarding distribution of social activities in space. Many political decisions influence decisions in other sectors, the latter being related to launching activities in a particular place or extension thereof. The regional political framework of Latvia is formed by important long ‑ term documents of the European Union (EU), namely, the strategy “Europe 2020”, and the European Union Territorial Agenda 2020 which are international agreements on important principles facilitating territorial development. The researchers of the European Spatial Planning Observation Network have started to pay more attention to investigation of new theories and concepts, including territorial attractiveness. The concept “territorial attractiveness” here refers also to such notions as regional attractiveness, place attractiveness and city attractiveness. The city and regional attractiveness has come up high on the agenda of urban policy planners across the European countries. Attractiveness of cities and regions is defined as a key issue to maintain and strengthen their competitiveness in the era of global competition and knowledge-based economies. Each territory has specific combination of factors ensuring its attractiveness and each territory can focus, in its development, on the strengths (social, economic, cultural, natural diversity) and competitive advantages in comparison with other cities. Depending on the attractiveness factors of the territory, it is necessary to choose strategies for increasing the territorial attractiveness. Therefore, to perform an analysis of attractiveness and to identify the most important attractiveness factors of the cities in Latgale region, twelve criteria of attractiveness have been selected. The aim of the research is to explore the importance and future perspectives of the city attractiveness in Latgale region and the way it could become an element of spatial policy to contribute to balanced development of Latgale region. Three tasks have been set within the framework of the research: -         to investigate the theoretical aspects of territorial attractiveness; -         to identify the most important factors of  city attractiveness for the residents of Latgale; -         to set up the spatial strategies’ priorities of the cities located in Latgale region to enhance their attractiveness. As a result of the research it was concluded that the most essential factors of city attractiveness for the residents of  Latgale region are: (1) the quality and availability of state and municipal services; (2) the quality and availability of publicly controlled services (energy and water supply, et al.); (3) material welfare, employment and safety; (4) the quality and availability of health care services; (5) culture and leisure time activities. Other significant factors are the quality and opportunities of education, safety, the ecological quality, public transport, et al. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5755/j01.eis.0.6.1601
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    SPATIAL PLANNING AND PRACTICE IN LATVIA
    (2018-05-24)
    Sandra Ezmale
    The current system of territorial planning in Latvia has been formed after regaining its independence in 1991. The European Union has had a great impact on the development of the concept and practice of spatial planning throughout the entire Europe and in each of the Member States, including Latvia. The common planning activities and initiatives at the European level had influenced planning practice in all the Member States.  The aim of the research is to describe the development of the spatial planning system, as well as the features of planning practice in Latvia in the context of spatial planning activities at the European Union level. During the research, the author describes the development of the spatial planning concept, the typology and system of spatial planning in the European Union. Additionally, the author characterises the development of the legal framework for and practice in the spatial planning system of Latvia, as well as identifies the features of the Latvian spatial planning system and practice in the context of spatial planning activities at the European Union level. Research methods – content analysis, deductive and inductive methods, theoretical analysis of scientific literature, EU and Latvian legislation analysis, comparative analysis, etc.
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    COVID- 19 pandemic impact on free zones
    (2020-12-07)
    Sandra Ezmale
    COVID-19 pandemic has an impact on global economic activity, but the negative effects vary from country to country. The key factors determining the depth of the impact are the economic situation at the beginning of 2020, the features of the economic structure and the fiscal capacity of governments to help citizens, businesses and the economy as a whole. Free zones and special economic zones are historically perceived as places that, to some extent, protect investors from unpredictability and act as places where the weak business environment is mitigated. The article investigates the impact of pandemic COVID - 19 on the world's economic situation and free zones, as well as free zones forecasts on the economic recovery. The objective of the article – to analyse the impact of pandemic COVID-19 on the world free zones performance and global economic situation. Within the framework of the study has been characterised the impact of pandemic COVID - 19 on the world's economic situation, described the extent and nature of the COVID- 19 pandemic impacts on performance in the Free Zones, as well as has been described the impact of pandemic COVID 19 on the operation of free-zone enterprises in Latvia by analysing the example of Rezekne's special economic zone.The descriptive methods, document analysis, comparative analysis was used in the study, survey.