Corvinus Kiosk Review 1/2018


The scientific newsletter of Corvinus University of Budapest

Corvinus Kiosk is a newspaper that draws readers' attention to a wide range of scientific activities taking place at the Corvinus University of Budapest. Corvinus Kiosk Review contains a selection of articles and interviews in English highlighting recent events and research projects.




Corvinus Kiosk Review - 01/2018

Selection from the 1st quarter of 2018


Blood is thicker than water –
Governance and Succession in Family Businesses

The Center of Family Business of the Corvinus University of Budapest held an international conference on 22 March entitled „Governance and Succession in Family Businesses – Where are we now and what can we learn from international practice?”
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The model to be emulated is not the America of Trump but rather the China of Xi Jinpingand the France of Macron: let us find out why

Grzegorz Kołodko professor of the Polish Kozminiski University, founder and Director of TIGER (Transformation, Integration and Globalization Economic Research) was interviewed by Miklós Kozma on the occasion of the Corvinus workshop, one of the events celebrating the 90th birthday of Professor János Kornai.
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Csák János

CONNEXT- Social Futuring Center

The great Hungarian political reformer of the first half of the 19th century, Count István Széchenyi closed his treatise „Hitel” (Credit) with the words: “many people believe that Hungary belongs to the past, but I believe firmly that Hungary is not a part of the past but the future." Most probably, the colleagues working for the Social Futuring Center established at the University share this view. So far, they have staged three workshops with the titles of Social Futuring- Concepts and context, Social Futuring- Expectations and risks and Social Fturing- Changes and Communities. Their very first international conference will take place in March with a line-up of world-renown speakers. We have taken this opportunity to introduce the research unit to our readers.
The head of the project team is Mr. János Csák Honorary Professor, former Chairman of MOL (Hungarian Oil ang Gas Company) and former Ambassador of Hungary to the United Kingdom. We interviewed him about the philosophy and approach of the Social Futuring Center.
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István Benczes

Conflicts in Europe – can they be addressed together?
Researcher’s Insights: István Benczes

István Benczes is professor at the Institute of World Economy of the Faculty of Social Science and International Relations. Out of his current research projects, he selected one that focuses on the reform of European studies. He uses a theoretical approach to analyse the „unparalleled” institutions of the EU. Studies related to this specific institutional system neglected US mainstream discussions on economics and political science. For decades, the American literature did not look upon European Studies as a separate discipline that they thought was based on a somewhat ”naive belief” in integration.
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Looking at the euro zone with optimism
– interview with Bruno Dallago

Bruno Dallago is an economist, professor at the University of Trento, guest lecturer at Berkeley, the University of North Carolina and Kyoto University, as well as member of the External Counselling Body of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences. He last came to Budapest on the occasion of the Kornai90 conference but is otherwise a regular visitor to our city. He speaks excellent Hungarian. We talked with him about the future of the euro zone, his relationship with Professor Kornai and about delicious food.
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The Former Közgáz Jazz Club in a Nutshell

The popularity and diversity of jazz provided an ideal context for the establishment of the Közgáz Jazz Club in 1976 (Közgáz is an informal reference to Corvinus based on its previous name). By this time, a number of jazz clubs, amateur and professional bands, as well as gramophone discs bore testimony to jazz activities in Hungary.
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