News

New publication of the institute associates

Darka Podmenik, PhD, external associate at the IRSA institute and Maruša Gorišek, young researcher, published an article in the journal Research in Social Change titled Is youth unemployment in EU countries structural?

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Geopolitical, socio-economic and cultural aspects of Covid-19

The following contribution was written during the research on socio-economic, geopolitical and cultural aspects of the current pandemic.

Why is Eastern (Central) Europe less affected by the pandemic?

 

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Dr. Frane Adam published a new book

Dr. Frane Adam published a new book at the Institute for developmental and strategic analysis, titled

Between meritocracy and populism

On the cacophony of data in the postfactual society

(Second, edited edition)

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Workshop on (highly educated) youth unemployment

Institute IRSA organized a workshop titled: Long-term unemplyoment of (higher educated) young people - an indicator of social crisis?

The even was prepared and moderated by dr. Darka Podmenik, external associate of IRSA

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IRSA workshop

In the time from November, 28. to November 30, the workshop for the members of program and project gruop at iRSA took place in Ljubljana. The main topic was Globalisation and Meritocracy, with the accent on four cases China, Sweden, Romania and Slovenia, a detailed workshop program can be viewed here.

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Monographs

Frane Adam (editor): Slovenia: Social, Economic and Environmental Issues. Nova Publisher, New York, 2016. (link to publisher)

Frane Adam: Research policy and dilemmas of evaluation in science. IRSA, Ljubljana, 2015.


Frane Adam (editor): About the state and prospects of social entrepreneurship in Slovenia and Croatia. IRSA, Ljubljana, 2015. (link to e-publication)


Frane Adam, Uroš Gojkovič, Ana Hafner, Toni Pustovrh, Jožica Zajc: High-tech companies – the impact of organisational culture and social networks on knowledge transfer, 2. revisited edition. IRSA, Ljubljana, 2014.

This book - the first of this kind in our country - is dedicated to small and medium-sized high-tech companies, their organizational/business culture and way of communication and network density by setting up with other companies, universities, institutes, various funders and investors both at home and abroad. In this context, the authors of the book are studying forms of transfer and circulation of knowledge and the process of diffusion of innovation and new ideas.

Frane Adam: Measuring national innovation performance: the Innovation Union Scoreboard revisited. (Springer Briefs in economics), Heidelberg, Ljubljana, 2014


This book provides a critical inquiry into methodological positions and selections of indicators in the context of the Innovation Union Scoreboard (IUS) as the main tool used by the European Commission and other policymaking bodies to monitor the state of and trends in national innovation capacity.

Darka Podmenik: Kako do ustrezne zaposlitve? Diplomanti v času družbene krize. IRSA, Ljubljana, 2013

This book is aimed to those readers, especially the young people who would like to learn more about the current developments that make it difficult to find proper job.The book is the result of almost 10 years long study of Slovene graduates` transition to employment, as well as a European graduates’ employment research project.

Frane Adam, Hans Westlund (editors): Innovation in Socio-Cultural Context. Routledge, New York, 2013.

This book focuses on the rule of social capital in the process of innovation: the social networks and the norms; values and attitudes (such as trust) of the actors; social capital as both bonding and bridging links between actors; and social capital as a feature at all spatial levels, from the single inventor to the transnational corporation. Contributors from a wide variety of countries and disciplines explore the cultural framework of innovation through empirics, case studies and examination of conceptual and methodological dilemmas.