Department of Economics and Business Administration
Textbooks
Economics of Energy
Economics of Energy: Textbook / Ed. by Dr., Prof. L.G. Melnyk, Dr., Prof. I. M. Sotnyk. - Sumy: University Book, 2015. - 378 p.
 
The book describes the main factors of energy production, ways of their efficient use, mechanisms of the formation of energy production cost and its pricing. Attention is paid to the technical-economic grounding of economic activities in energy sector, reliability and quality of power supply, problems of planning and forecasting of macroenergy indicators, formation of the management structure of the energy sector, the development of "green" energy. The peculiarities of Ukraine’s and developed countries’ energy complex functioning at the present stage of economic development are analyzed.
 
The book is aimed at students of energy specialties and can also be useful for teachers and other professionals in Economics of Energy.
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Economics of Development

altМельник Л. Г. Экономика развития [Текст] : учебник / Л.Г. Мельник. — Сумы: Университетская книга, 2013. — 784 с.

In the textbook on the basis of the modern synergetic theory the fundamentals of the operation, self-organization and development of economic systems are considered. Particular attention is paid to the dynamics of economic processes, transformational transitions, feedback effects, mutually dependent conversion of material, information and synergistic factors. The conditions for sustainable progressive development of social and economic, environmental and economic and technical systems are investigated.

For teachers and students of higher educational institutions, scientists, government officials, businessmen and for all who are interested in modern economic theory and practice issues.

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Economics of Enterprise

Економіка підприємства : підручник / за заг. ред. д.е.н.,проф. Л. Г. Мельника. - Суми : Університетська книга, 2012. - 864 с.

In the textbook contemporary processes of enterprises development are considered: legal principles of ownership, intellectual capital, network structures, competitive policy, transformation and restructuring of enterprises; instruments that provides comparable valuation of costs and performance are analyzed; attention is given to finding and implementing the most effective directions of enterprises development under uncertainty.

Tutorial is aimed for teachers and students of economic specialties, for those who study economic disciplines at non-economic specialties, for professionals and managers.

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Sustainable Development: Theory, Methodology, Practice

altУстойчивое развитие: теория, методология, практика: учебник / под ред. проф. Л. Г. Мельника. — Сумы: Университетская книга, 2009. — 1216 с.

The textbook is prepared by scientists and teachers from 19 countries. It deals with the theory and the practice of sustainable development. It contains meaning fundamentals and different forms of material presentation for lectures on sustainable development.

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Business Administration: Masters Course

Бізнес-адміністрування: магістерський курс: Підручник / За ред. д.е.н., проф. Л. Г. Мельника, д.е.н., проф. C. M. Ілляшенка та к.е.н., доц. І. М. Сотник. — Суми: ВТД «Унiверситетська книга», 2008. — 896 с.

The textbook is composed according to the “Business Administration” masters’ course curriculum. The main accent is made on the analysis of the factors of the internal and external environment of the firms, on the ways of effective use of the current reserves and resources, marketing, investment, innovational and other aspects of entrepreneurship in the conditions of transformation economy and so on. The interpretations of special terms and concepts are given, the most important patterns and relationships in the mechanisms development for business administration are exposed Current peculiarities of innovative development and business ecologization in Ukraine and developed countries are considered.

Tutorial is oriented to masters “Business Administration” course and also can be useful for teachers and other experts in the field of business administration.

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Social and Economic Potential of Sustainable Development

altПод научной редакцией профессора Л.Г. Мельника и профессора Л. Хенса (Бельгия). — Сумы: ИТД «Университетская книга», 2007.

The textbook on sustainable development is prepared by scientists from 15 countries. It deals with the theory and the practice of sustainable development. It focuses on the complex interrelations between humans, the biosphere and economy. The book offers unique additional reading materials to lectures on sustainable development for both bachelor and master students, and their teachers. It also targets other stakeholders of sustainable development as environmental experts of companies, unions, NGOs and authorities.

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Ecological Economics: Textbook.

Мельник Л. Г. Екологiчна економiка: Пiдручник. — 3-тє вид., випр. i допов. — Суми: ВТД «Унiверситетська книга», 2006. — 367 с.

This textbook is the main one for the environmental-economic courses in universities of Ukraine.

In contrast to the traditional Environmental Economics textbooks mainly concentrated on the current environmental problems solution within current economic system this textbook aims to form essentially new directions of economy transformation on the basis of the production life-cycle ecologization.

Besides theoretical statements the reader will find factual and normative materials of current environmental legislation of Ukraine. Textbook includes the glossary.

Textbook is oriented to teachers and students of different specialties and also can be useful for scientists and experts as a reference book.

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Principles of sustainable development. Workbook

altОснови стiйкого розвитку. Практикум / За заг. ред. д.е.н., проф. Л. Г. Мельника. — Суми: ВТД «Унiверситетська книга», 2005. — 352с.

Facsimile signature provided by the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine. Paper № 14/18.2—1183, 26.05.05.

This book considers the regularities of open stationary systems development and also the relationship between energy and informational characteristics of transformational processes with the help of examples based on processes and phenomena of the nature and society. The preconditions of progressive natural and social systems development are formulated. Concepts of “sustainable development of socioeconomic systems”, basic principles, methods and tools of providing the social systems sustainable development are analyzed. The book is for teachers, students and PhD students of higher educational establishments of different accreditation levels.

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Basics of Ecology. Ecological Economics and Environmental Management

altОснови екологiї. Екологічна економiка та управлiння природокористуванням: Пiдручник / За заг. ред. д.е.н., проф. Л. Г. Мельника та к.е.н., проф. М. К. Шапочки. — Суми: ВТД «Унiверситетська книга», 2005. — 759 с.

The material the book presents is devoted to the fundamental aspects of environmental ecology. This book gives consideration to general ecological questions, legal framework of environmental management in Ukraine; economic mechanisms and principles of environmental management are shown; the tools of natural resources economic evaluation are analyzed; the economic nature and impact the ecological risks have on ecosystems are investigated; the effective ways of environmental management mechanisms and instruments improvement in the new economic conditions are proposed.

The book is for teachers and students of all specialties. It also can be used by specialists of non-governmental ecological organizations.

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Ecological economics

altМельник Л.Г. Екологiчна економiка: Пiдручник. — 2-ге вид., випр. i доп. — Суми: ВТД «Унiверситетська книга», 2003. — 348 с.

The book is meant as a basic textbook for ensuring of the ecological and economical disciplines in the institutes of higher learning of Ukraine. Unlike traditional educational materials of the cycle of economics of nature management, which are concentrated on ecological problem-solving within the frames of existing production system, the suggested textbook is devoted to forming of the funfamentally new directions of economy transformation on the basis of ecologization of the production life cycle. But for theoretical theses, a reader will find factual and normative materials of the modern ecological legislation of Ukraine. There is a glossary presented in the textbook. The book is meant for teachers and students of different specialties. The textbook will also be useful as a reference book for specialists of enterprises and institutions.

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Ecological economics

altМельник Л.Г. Экологическая экономика: Учебник. — Сумы: Издательство «Университетская книга», 2001. — 350 с.

The book is meant as a basic textbook for ecologic-economic disciplines ensuring in institutes of higher learning of Ukraine. Unlike traditional textbook materials of the nature management economics cycle which are concentrated on ecological problem-solving in the network of the existing production system, the suggested textbook is devoted to forming of fundamentally new directions of economics transformation on the basis of ecologization of production life cycle. But for theoretical theses, a reader will find factual and normative materials of the modern ecological legislation of Ukraine. There is a glossary presented in the textbook. The book is meant for teachers and students of different specialties. The textbook will also be useful as a reference book for specialists of enterprises and institutions.

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