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Key Challenges in Rural Development: Bringing economics, management and social sciences into practice - ELLS Summer School Proceedings


  • Hans Karl Wytrzens (ed.)

    () (Institute for Sustainable Economic Development, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences Vienna)

  • Joseph Edward B. Alegado

    () (International Institute of Social Studies, part of Erasmus University Rotterdam (ISS-EUR), Agrarian, Food and Environmental Studies (AFES), The Haag, the Netherlands)

  • Veronika Brecklová

    () (Czech University of Life Sciences Prague (CULS), Faculty of Economics and Management, Department of Economics, Praha, Czech Republic)

  • Marcin Chciałowski

    () (Warsaw University of Life Sciences – SGGW, Faculty of Economic Sciences, Department of European Policy, Public Finance and Marketing, Division of Agrarian Policy and Law. Warsaw, Poland)

  • Veronika Eretová

    () (Charles University in Prague, Faculty of Science, Department of Social Geography and Regional Development, Prague, Czech Republic)

  • Ian Merrell

    () (Newcastle University, School of Agriculture, Food and Rural Development/Centre for Rural Economy, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK)

  • Petra Šeráková

    () (zech University of Life Sciences Prague (CULS), Faculty of Economics and Management, Department of Economics, Prague, Czech Republic)


The proceedings “Key Challenges in Rural Development: Bringing economics, management and social sciences into practice” highlight some selected aspects of a complex topic presenting individual contributions of six doctoral students who participated in the Euroleague for Life Sciences (ELLS) Summer School in Vienna, Austria from July 3-9, 2016. The facets range from “The global in the local: The role of social movements in food sovereignty diffusion in the Philippines” and “Extensive farming and its impacts on the sustainable development: The thesis of development of economic activities in rural areas in the context of European Union sustainable development” to “The role of local government in the financing of rural development for the example of Garwoliński district” furthermore “Diversification of activities of agriculture holdings: A discussion of the theoretical basis” and “Rural business knowledge exchange and innovation: The contribution of rural enterprise hubs” and finally “Economically motivated adulteration of honey and its incidence in EU-28 in 2002 – 2015".

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  • Hans Karl Wytrzens (ed.) & Joseph Edward B. Alegado & Veronika Brecklová & Marcin Chciałowski & Veronika Eretová & Ian Merrell & Petra Šeráková, 2016. "Key Challenges in Rural Development: Bringing economics, management and social sciences into practice - ELLS Summer School Proceedings," Working Papers 672016, Institute for Sustainable Economic Development, Department of Economics and Social Sciences, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna.
  • Handle: RePEc:sed:wpaper:672016

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    rural development; global change; spatial research; regional policy;

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    • R58 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - Regional Government Analysis - - - Regional Development Planning and Policy

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