THEORETICAL AND EMPIRICAL RESEARCHES IN URBAN MANAGEMENT

 

Volume 7, Issue 3, August 2012

 

1. THE CUBIC FORM HYPOTHESIS AND THE FLYING GEESE PATTERN HYPOTHESIS OF INCOME DISTRIBUTION: THE CASE OF KOREA

Inyong SHIN
Asia University.
Eiji YAMAMURA
Seinan Gakuin University
Japan
Hyunho KIM
Chonnam National University
South Korea

This paper examines the cubic form hypothesis and the flying geese pattern hypothesis of income distribution. We use the time series data for the Gini coefficients of Korea for 1961-2006 and panel data calculated based on the household income survey for the period 1998-2008 ...

2. URBAN LOCAL BODIES IN INDIA: FINANCIAL CONTROL FOR BETTER FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE

Sidhakam BHATTACHARYYA
Gautam BANDYOPADHYAY
National Institute of Technology
India

There is a constitutional imbalance between the functions and finances of Urban Local Bodies (ULBs) in India and most of these are grossly dependent on transfer of funds from upper tiers government. Financial performance of small and medium-sized ULBs is not satisfactory as there is inadequate transfer of fund from upper tiers of governments and inability on the part of ULBs to put their best efforts for mobilizing existing source of own revenues...

3. A THEORETICAL APPROACH TO THE NEW PHILOSOPHY OF URBAN PLANNING IN EAST-GERMANY

Zoltán BUJDOSÓ
Károly Róbert University Gyöngyös
Tibor KOVÁCS
Eszterházy Károly University College
Hungary

Demographic change represents a special challenge for all Europe. Its impacts on the economy, society and politics are already evident. As well as regions with growth, there are areas in Germany where population decline is significant – and which cannot be halted despite all efforts ...

4. MEASURING DIFFERENCES IN URBAN - RURAL DEVELOPMENT: THE CASE OF UNEMPLOYMENT

Mihaela Roberta STANEF

Academy of Economic Studies

Romania

In the nowadays European Union (with 27 state members), 74 percent of the total population lives in cities and towns with more than 5 000 inhabitants; otherwise, only 25 percent of European citizens live in a rural surroundings. Consequently, it matters very much for any policymaker, be they at European, national, regional or local level, to realize what is happening economically and socially in Europe’s cities and towns ... 

5. UNITY OF THE ORGANIZATIONAL FUNCTIONS FLEXIBILITY

George MOLDOVEANU
Cosmin DOBRIN
Academy of Economic Studies

Romania

The paper has the goal to analyse the correlation of the flexibility of all organizational functions. Based upon theoretical and practical studies, the decrease of flexibility into an "activity area" of organizations implies a diminution on a large scale of the flexibility of the processing system as a law expression of the decreasing outputs within economy ...

BOOK REVIEWS
 

DRY RUN: PREVENTING THE NEXT URBAN WATER CRISIS by JERRY YUDELSON

Oana Matilda SABIE

Academy of Economic Studies

Romania