Faculty of Economics and Business Administration Research Centre

The Faculty of Economics and Business Administration Research Centre is an independent research unit of the Faculty, supervised directly by the Dean. The Research Centre attempts to carry out meaningful interdisciplinary research in order to initiate benevolent social change. We are experienced in qualitative and participatory research techniques with a special interest in participatory action research. Our key research fields are:

  • local development
  • local sustainability
  • citizen participation
  • innovation, technology and human well-being
  • community-driven and responsible innovation
  • pro-poor development
  • policy analysis in the above fields

The Research Centre works in close cooperation with the Institutes of the Faculty, the Community-Based Research for Sustainability Association (CRS) and the Environmental Social Science Research Group (ESSRG).

Members of the Research Centre

Dr. habil. Zoltán Bajmócy
associate professor

Office hours: Tuesday: 09.00 – 10.00

Dr. Judit Gébert
assistant professor

Office hours: as appointed in advance in e-mail

Judit Juhász
assistant research fellow

Office hours: as appointed in advance in e-mail

Dr. habil. György Málovics
associate professor

Office hours: Tuesday: 13.00 – 14.00, pre-arrangement in email required

Boglárka Méreiné Berki
Supervisor: Dr. György Bajmócy Zoltán, Dr. Málovics

Dr. Barbara Mihók
research fellow

The Research Centre's work is supported by

Judit Dús
institute administrator

Selected recent publications in English

  • Málovics Gy. – Méreiné Berki B. –Pataki Gy. – Juhász J. – Pálné Mihók B. – Szentistványi I. – Nagy M. – Tóth J. (2018): Confronting espoused theories with theories-in-use: Challenges of participatory action research (PAR) with marginalized communities in contributing to social change and theory building. Action Research, in press, http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/1476750318774389
  • Málovics Gy. – Cretan, R. – Méreiné Berki B. – Tóth J. (2018): Urban Roma, segregation and place attachment in Szeged, Hungary. Area, 2018, pp. 1-12., in press, https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/area.12426
  • Gébert, J. – Bajmócy, Z. – Málovics, G. (2017): How to Evaluate Local Economic Development Projects from a People-Centred Perspective? An Analytical Framework Based on the Capability Approach. Deturope, 9, 2, pp. 4-24
  • Méreiné Berki B. – Málovics, Gy. – Tóth, J. – Cretan, R. (2017): The rome of social capital and interpersonal relations in the alleviation of extreme poverty and spatial segregation of Romani people in Szeged. Journal of Urban and Regional Analysis, 9, 1, pp. 33–50
  • Bajmócy Z. in conversation with Méreiné Berki B., Gébert J., Málovics Gy. & Mihók B. (2017): Connecting different life-worlds: Transformation through kinship. (Our experience with poverty alleviation). Queer STS, 2, May 2017, pp. 44-58.
  • Bajmócy Z. – Gébert J. (2014): Arguments for deliberative participation in local economic development. Acta Oeconomica, 64, 3, pp. 313-334.
  • Bajmócy Z. – Gébert J. (2014): The outlines of innovation policy in the capability approach. Technology in Society, 38, 1, pp. 93-102.
  • Bajmócy Z. – Málovics Gy. – Gébert J. (2014): On the informational basis of regional innovation policy: from growth to capabilities. European Planning Studies, 22, 7, pp. 1325-1341.
  • Bajmócy Z. (2013): Constucting a local innovation index: Methodological challenges versus staistical data availability. Applied Spatial Analysis and Policy. 6, 1, pp. 69-84.
  • Málovics Gy. – Mihók B. – Szentistványi I. – Balázs B. – Pataki Gy. (2012): Participatory Action Research for Local Human Rights: The Case of Roma Minority in Szeged, South-Hungary. In. Renn, O. – Reichel, A. – Bauer, J. (ed.): Civil Society for Sustainability: A Guidebook for Connecting Science and Society. Europäischer Hochschulverlag GmbH, Bremen, pp. 149-170.
  • Gébert J. – Málovics Gy. – Fáskerti Zs. (2012): The Limits of Well-being Measurement at Sub-regional Level. Regional Statistics, 52, 2, pp. 45-60.

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