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Dear Colleagues and previous Conference Participants,

We are pleased to announce the 5th International Conference of Economic Sciences (to be held on May 7-8, 2015) which aims to explore the SHARING ECONOMY.

Thousands of years passed in the time it took for the ancient communal societies of antiquity (in which the potential and benefit of joint activities were exploited in a good way, and in which private property was an unknown concept) to be transformed into to the individualist society over-emphasizing private property and awarding prestige to consumption. So much so, that today some members of the developed society have had enough of the proliferation of private property, and question the legitimacy of accumulation. As a result, the model of "sharing economy” has spread, in which the essence of the company is to share and pool resources. According to the pioneer of the topic, Walter R. Stahel, not the possession of, but rather the service provided by the product means utility for the customer. Hence, it is unnecessary to stick to the current, unsustainable level of mass production. Instead, there is a need for a system in which providers replace manufacturers and the buyers of products become consumers of services. The conference aims to contribute to the development of this new model of consumption.

The Organizers welcome research papers related to the following topics:

  • Collaborative consumption
  • Knowledge sharing webs
  • Collaborative finance
  • Regional sustainability
  • Best practices in the food industry

Looking forward to meeting you in Kaposvár!

Prof. Dr. Ferenc SZÁVAI
Rector
Kaposvár University    

Dr. Anett PARÁDI-DOLGOS
Dean - Faculty of Economic Science
Kaposvár University


Dear Colleagues,

We are pleased to announce the 5th Climate Change, Economic Development, Environment and People (CCEDEP) Conference of the Alliance of Central-Eastern European Universities (ACEU) (to be held on May 7-8, 2015)

During the past years, CCEDEP conference has been organized in Serbia, Slovakia, Montenegro and in Bulgaria and has gained a momentum as a platform where experts can present research and exchange knowledge and information regarding various environment and development-related topics. This year’s conference will be co-organized by the Alliance of Central-Eastern European Universities (ACEU) and Kaposvár University.

The CCEDEP conference will gather experts and researchers from the fields of the collaborative economy, knowledge economy, green economy, climate change, environmental management, regional and rural development, energy, sustainable development and ecosystem services. Contributions from the relevant conference themes can be disciplinary, multidisciplinary or inter-disciplinary character. It is expected that this conference will foster discussion and collaboration regarding those topics on the European and global level.
The aim of the conference is to present the current researches in topics of sharing economy, knowledge economy, green economy, environmental management, economic and regional development, climate change and related fields. The conference will provide an opportunity for information and knowledge exchange of relevant experts and researchers in those fields, with the purpose of fostering international cooperation and new initiatives.

The Organizers welcome research papers related to the following topics:

  1. Environmental Management
  2. Knowledge economy
  3. Green economy
  4. Sharing economy and its related services
  5. Collaborative finance
  6. Collaborative consumption
  7. Regional and Urban development
  8. Rural Development
  9. Regional sustainability
  10. Ecosystem services
  11. Climate Change
  12. Energy

Looking forward to meeting you in Kaposvár!

Prof. Dr. Ferenc SZÁVAI
Chairman
Rector - Kaposvár University