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It was my initial assumption that the quality of governance and management, i.e. the leadership concept of the local authorities has a determinant role in increasing the competitiveness of the region. In my research, the increase of the competitiveness of the region was in focus. I did not consider competitiveness to be only a performance, but a managerial and organizational skill which basically develops competitiveness. For this reason, this study describes the leadership examination carried out at the local authorities of the region.

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This study deals with the leadership attitudes of local authorities in the North Great Plain region. The study is part of a research project dealing with organisational culture. In order to examine the organisational culture, the GLOBE (Global Leadership and Organisational Behaviour Effectiveness) questionnaire was used, which was also applied in the research programme “Compete the World!” at the Corvinus University in Budapest. Koopman, Den Hartog, Konrad et al. (1999) examined the culture variables of 21 European countries, while Brodbeck et al. examined the values of leadership variables in European clusters. This study deals with the examination of the leadership variables of local authorities. No similar examination of local authorities has ever been presented in the Hungarian and international specialised literature.

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This study presents the examination of the leadership in a multi-national company in Debrecen, in which we examine the relationship between lean and leadership. We identified the competitiveness within a kaizen implementation of the company's moderators with the help of a questionnaire. With help of the identified management competencies we determine the leadership style, which is necessary for the operation of a successful and effective lean management.

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In the most general sense, conscious consumers gather information before shopping in order to make deliberate and sensible decisions before making a purchase. The goal of this enquiry is to determine whether it is true that Hungarian consumers are essentially conscious. An empirical approach is used to examine the randomly selected population.

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Today, companies have to face new challanges because of the globalization, new technologies, globalization of markets and increasing competition. In this accelerated world, it is essential that the companies adapt to the market, which is only available through the necessary information. The importance of market research is undoubted. In our study we would like to prove that in case of a beginner company — in this case a confectionery — it is important to perform a market research like for a company in any other segment. To perform it, the qualitative market research methods were used. Our questionnaire examines several aspects in order to provide an indication of the company’s founding.

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Nowadays other aspects of motivation are also displayed, including in relation to organizational culture. Visible and invisible elements of organizational culture have an impact on performance of workers. Shared values and knowledge by employees are resulting a strong organizational culture. The better the organizational culture, the higher level of motivation is manifested among employees. According to the observations, if in an organization there is a strong organizational culture with gratitude and recognition towards employees, this will cause the strengthening of motivation and significant performance improvements. The objective our study is examining the relationship between organizational culture and motivation and how dimensions of organizational culture motivate employees of the organization.

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