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  • Generosity or Economic Reasons? Motivations of Kuwait and the United Arab Emirates for Aid Allocations   Order a copy of this article
    by Beata Udvari, Katalin Kis, Peter Halmosi 
    Abstract: Recently, international development cooperation seems to realign: new actors and new forms of aid have appeared. Financial aid from emerging donors is growing, and the Aid for Trade (AfT) initiative launched 10 years ago has growing importance with its aim to improve the supply-side capacity in developing countries so that they can effectively join and benefit from international trade. All these raise the question of what kind of role the emerging donors have in implementing the AfT initiative. Because of the heterogeneity of emerging donors, the current study is focusing on the Arab donors only, and aims to analyse what factors motivate the Arab aid and AfT allocation. The literature review and the results of our empirical analysis applying the Heckit model and covering 124 developing countries and the years 2010 through 2016 indicate that cultural and geographic proximity and human development are the driving factors when allocating Arab aid.
    Keywords: Aid for Trade; Arab donors; Kuwait; the United Arab Emirates; Heckit model.

  • Corporate Diplomacy as Global Management   Order a copy of this article
    by Wilfried Bolewski 
    Abstract: Corporate Diplomacy is defined as diplomatic activities of transnational corporations to practice and influence foreign policy. With the rise in social power of transnational corporations they face constantly changing expectations of their role in society as the ultimate stakeholder (societal turn). Diverging from previous political science and business management research on Corporate Diplomacy, this practitioners policy paper for diplomatic management will for the first time - concentrate on the perspective of diplomatic practice, including the three concurrent phases and their potential in crises modus : national interest, enlightened partnership and human/societal diplomacy.rnThe concept of Corporate Diplomacy has turned into a necessity : for the corporate world as the
    Keywords: Practice of Diplomacy : Societal Diplomacy; problem-solving potential of Diplomacy; human-centred political psychology; emotional DiplomacyrnCorporate Diplomacy : Corporate political activity; functional symbiosis between diplomacy and management; global mindset; Trump case study.

  • Bosnia and Herzegovina: Foreign trade policy and foreign trade balance in terms of the EU association process   Order a copy of this article
    by Marina Jerinić, Dijana Ćavar, Jelena Jurić 
    Abstract: Bosnia and Herzegovina (B&H) is a small and open country specific by its complex administrative structure and many transitional problems. Unfortunately, the country has a continuous foreign trade deficit. Domestic companies low competitiveness and many non-tariff barriers they are being exposed to on the international market are the main obstacles to the better position in the international trade. As other countries in the region, B&H has also expressed aspiration to join the European Union by the CEFTA and Stabilization and Association Agreement (SAA). Integration is intertwined with trade-relations and progressive liberalization may have unintended consequences. So, how does EU association process affect B&Hs foreign trade balance? Analysis of B&Hs foreign trade policy and foreign trade balance in the light of the EU association process, and recommendation for foreign trade policy makers are given below.
    Keywords: foreign trade balance; foreign trade policy; EU association process; deficit; Bosnia and Herzegovina.