József Tóth

József Tóth
Corvinus University of Budapest · Corvinus School of Management

PhD

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This study aims to validate Fantini’s intercultural competence scale in a sample of foreign students in a Central European context, and to figure out the pathways which are critical in improving the intercultural competence of foreign students. To achieve that, the study used confirmatory factor analysis (CFA) to construct the structural equation m...
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Innovation in organic food products plays an important role in further developing its competitiveness in the market and meeting the emerging consumers’ needs. However, few studies have analysed consumers' points of view of innovations on organic food, limited to the change in the natural food composition or the enrichment of the nutritional content...
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Eco-innovations that reduce the environmental effect of manufacturing and consumption are seen as critical components of sustainable development and a critical component of the transition to a circular economy. Food systems address the issue of food waste, which is generally acknowledged as a cost to the economy, the environment, and society. Eco-i...
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This study aims to examine the impact of social tolerance of cultural diversity, and the ability to speak widely spoken languages, on economic performance. Based on the literature, the evidence is still controversial and unclear. Therefore, the study used panel data relating to (99) non-English speaking economies during the time period between 2009...
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Innovation plays a key role in the success and sustainable development of businesses. The innovation process derives from the combination of personal skills and company resources that influence food company managers in their choices on innovation (the decision-making process). This study is an attempt to try to understand which psychological constr...
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Farmers face a variety of risks, of which the most important is the production risk arising from the unpredictable nature of weather and other uncertainty factors. This paper describes the expansion in space and time of subsidised crop insurance in Hungary, particularly the government-subsidised all-risk insurance scheme. The empirical analysis was...
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In the food sector, open innovation has become of particular interest. This paper considers open innovation search strategies in the food and beverages industry and examines the probability of using different innovation sources with respect to the type of innovation. Although the information search for new ideas, tools and solutions in the innovati...
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The growth of diet-related diseases is becoming an important societal concern and a challenge for a more sustainable society. This has developed important trends in food consumption, including the increasing demand for food with a natural attribute and with health claims (e.g., enriched food). Consumers tend to evaluate these two attributes as supe...
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Despite the considerable number of papers addressing knowledge management (KM) aspects in supply chains, many research issues in the area are still neglected. One of the main research gaps in this field concerns the maturity level of KM practices adoption by small and medium enterprises (SMEs). This paper addresses this research gap by developing a...
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In Hungary, the food sector plays an important role with high level of export share and positive trade balance. On the contrary, since 1990 the domestic sales of the Hungarian food companies decreased by 40 % (EFOSZ, 2016). Although its share in the output of Hungarian food industry has decreased over the past decade, the food processing industry s...
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Nowadays, innovation is a crucial element of business development. The globalisation and new technological advances have forced many companies to invest more in innovation, in order to stay competitive in a fast-paced economy. A big difference is observed in the innovation performance of the European Union member states. Based on the European Innov...
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According to the European Innovation Scoreboard (2017) report, Hungary’s summarised innovation score is 67.4 against the EU28 average of 102. This implies that the Hungarian economy has got rather serious disadvantages in the European Union community. This statement is more pronounced in the case of the food industry. From an innovation point of vi...
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In the European Union and in Hungary, the food and beverage industry is the leading manufacturing one. By contrast, food industry is seen less innovative compared to other branches of the economy, especially in the European Union. The level of the R&D spending is very low in the Hungarian food sector. Our paper applies Schmookler's demand pull inno...
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Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to investigate the innovation performance in the Hungarian food chain using the concept of open innovation. Design/methodology/approach – Empirical analysis is based on the data from a 2014 survey of more than 300 small- and medium-sized agricultural producers, food processors and food retailers. The authors...
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Value creation is the result of the continuous innovation activity of the entrepreneur, which is carried out mainly in form of open innovation among the agri-food SMEs. However value creation is not the ultimate goal of the enterprises. They are more interested in increased appropriation of the created value. Although the value creation (innovation...
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This paper examines the association between controls of corruption and the agricultural production efficiency of 23 European Union Member States during the recent economic crisis. Production efficiency, measured in terms of technical efficiency, is the effectiveness of a given set of inputs that is used to produce an output. Owing to climate and ge...
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Technical efficiency in agriculture of 10 new EU member states is analysed by Data Envelopment Analysis and econometric panel data analysis. Technical efficiency in agriculture is significantly positively associated with agricultural factor endowments, average farm size, farm specialisation, small-scale farms, and technological change. Foreign dire...
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The paper examines the relationship between the use of specific knowledge and success among the Hungarian grape growers and wine makers. In the recent decade Hungary has been left behind by the world trends representing an increasing share of premium and superpremium wines (which materialize higher knowledge) in export development. According to our...
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An effective innovation system is crucial for food companies to cope with competitive pressure. An important issue is whether to innovate by cooperating and sharing ideas or to innovate in-house. Thus the question is how to arrange external ties without compromising unique knowledge and assets. This is particularly controversial in the wine sector,...
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Recently, short food supply chains have been thoroughly studied in some countries; however, data are sparse from others. In Hungary, the local food movement has been developing very fast and an outburst in the number of farmers markets has happened, due to the changes of the legal environment. The paper addresses the question whether farmers sellin...
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A cikkben a magyarországi borágazatra vonatkozóan vizsgáljuk a tudáshasználat és sikeresség összefüggését. Magyarország az elmúlt évtizedben elmaradt a magasabb tudást megtestesítő prémium- és szuperprémium- borok irányába mutató világpiaci trendtől. Ennek hátterében vizsgálataink szerint a szőlő- és borágazatban elengedhetetlen és állandóan fejlőd...
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Open Innovation: A Case-study of the Hungarian Wine Sector An effective innovation system is crucial for food companies to counteract international competitive pressure. An important issue is whether it is more effective to innovate by sharing ideas and resources with other companies, or to innovate in-house. The question is how to arrange external...
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The paper examines the relationship between the use of specific knowledge and economic success among Hungarian grape growers and wine makers. In the last decade, Hungary has been left behind by world trends as represented by the increasing share of the premium and super-premium wines (which utilise higher knowledge) in the export development. Accor...
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From innovation point of view the agri-food industry is seen as matured branch of the economy, where revolutionary new products and processes are very rare. Especially the SMEs are in squeezing situation: they have to fit very sharp prerequisites and demands on one side and very much constrained resources to give them power in order to formulate ap...
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The aim of this paper is to investigate the technical efficiency of Hungarian dairy farms between 2001 and 2008 using stochastic frontier analysis. We focus on three specific issues: the impact of the European Union accession, the role of farm organisation and the effect of farm size. Our results highlight the role of farm classification in explain...
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The innovation capacity (efforts, activities and results) of the individual small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) is very limited. Food production (including SMEs) has to fulfil food safety requirements in a rapidly increasing extent, which implies a continuous innovation and development process from all market players. In Hungary the agri-food...
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The small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) in the Hungarian agri-food sector play determining role. The innovation capacity (efforts, activities and results) however of the individual SMEs is very limited. Food production (including SMEs) has to fulfil food safety requirements in a rapidly increasing extent, which implies a continuous innovation...
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The main purpose of this deliverable is to use technical efficiency scores obtained with three distinct methods, Stochastic Frontier Analysis (SFA), Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA), Operational Competitiveness Ranking Analysis (OCRA), based on national Farm Accountancy Data Network (FADN) data, in order to analyse the impact of European Union (EU)...
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The coordination plays central role in the economics. The conventional economic theory looks at the market and enterprise (or hierarchy) as two different, separated manner of coordination of economic goods and services. However the modern organization theory, price theory and institutional economics show that different types (not only market and en...
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This paper investigates determinants of agricultural sector efficiency in ten new member states (NMS-10) of the European Union (EU) from Central and Eastern European countries by the non-parametric method Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA) and the panel data analysis. The agricultural sector efficiency varies between the NMS-10. We have found positive...
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The coordination plays central role in the economics. The conventional economic theory looks at the market and enterprise (or hierarchy) as two different, separated manner of coordination of economic goods and services. However the modern organization theory, price theory and institutional economics show that different types (not only market and en...
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A tanulmány Magyarország tejvertikumának piaci viselkedését elemzi 1995 és 2003 között. Egyrészt azt vizsgálja, hogy a tejvertikumon belül a piaci hatásoknak megfelelően alakultak-e az egyes vertikumszakaszok árai, másrészt hogy a vertikum mely szereplői vannak a legnagyobb befolyással ezeknek az áraknak az alakulására. A tejpiaci árak aszimmetriáj...
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A tanulmány szerzője egy új, nem paraméteres eljárás (OCRA) alkalmazási lehetőségeit mutatja be. A húsipar tartósnak tűnő hatékonysági és versenyképességi problémái különösen indokolttá teszik, hogy új eljárás segítségével a működési versenyképesség fogalmát kiterjedten értelmezve, a szakágazat élelmiszeriparon belül elfoglalt pozícióját, illetve a...
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This study analyses the market behavior of the Hungarian dairy sector before our EU accession between 1995 and 2003. On the one hand, we examined whether prices in the different stages of the food chain followed the market effects within the dairy sector and, on the other hand, which participants in the sector influence these prices. We used price...
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Az ágazati klaszterek kialakulása mindenek előtt ott figyelhető meg, ahol a termékek/szolgáltatások nem csupán egy szűkebb térséghez, régióhoz kötődnek. Ezekben az ágazatokban a globális verseny szinte kikényszeríti az egy adott régióban működő vállalkozások és intézmények kooperációját. A hazai borvidékek jellegzetesen ilyen feltételek közepette k...
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A kutatás ötödik évében a kutatási folyamat logikai modellje teljes egészében kiépült. A logikai modell adja meg a zárójelentés struktúráját is. Ezek mentén, öt területen értünk el jelentős eredményeket. 1. Sikerült a versenyképesség és hatékonyság közötti kapcsolat elméleti megalapozása, amelyet kiterjesztettünk az innovációra és a műszaki fejlesz...

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The aim of the research is to discover the resilience of the food production and consumption with regard to new, innovative solutions in Hungary.