Department of Economics, Entrepreneurship
and Business Administration
Managing Resource Conservation: Socio-Ecological and Economic Aspects

Сотник І.М. Управління ресурсозбереженням: соціо-еколого-економічні аспекти: монографія / І.М. Сотник. -- Суми: Вид-во СумДУ, 2010. -- 499 с.

The monograph, which is the result of research carried out at SSU, systematically stated the theoretical, methodological with scientific and methodical aspects of the complex self-reproductive ecological-economic mechanism of resource saving management. Socio-economic, political, environmental prerequisites are studied with the state of resource-saving activities development in developed countries and Ukraine, theoretical background of resource-saving is deepened. Scientific and methodical approaches are developed for the assessment of socio-ecological-economic efficiency and motivation of resource saving measures. Methodological approaches are suggested for the ecological and economic mechanism formation of the resource saving management. Theoretical and practical aspects are considered for the creation of multi-level socio-ecological-economic monitoring system of resource saving processes. Scientific and methodical bases are improved for the organizational and economic administration of resource saving at different levels of management.

The monograph is aimed for experts in resource saving processes management in the economy, teachers, post-graduates and students of environmental and economic specialties.

Economics of Natural Resources

Мельник Л. Г., Сотник І. М., Чигрин О. Ю. Економіка природних ресурсів: Навчальний посібник. — Суми: ВТД «Університетська книга», 2010.

In the tutorial the meaning and functions of natural factors are considered with approaches to formation of natural resources economic valuation, systems of cadastres and paid nature-use, the issues of resources ownership, ways to improve environmental management effectiveness. The interpretations of special terms and concepts are given, the most important patterns and relationships in the mechanisms development for economics of natural resources are exposed. Current issues of natural resource management at the present stage of development of Ukraine are considered with theoretical and methodical foundations of resource saving. The tutorial is aimed to prepare masters in "Economics of Environment and Natural Resources", and may also be useful for students of environmental and economic specialties, teachers and other professionals in economics of natural resource and environmental protection, resource saving.

Methods for Solving Ecological Problems

Методы решения экологических проблем : монография / под ред. д.э.н., проф. Л. Г. Мельника, к.э.н. Е. В. Шкарупы. — Сумы: Изд-во СумГУ, 2010. — Вып. 3. — 663 с.

Collective monograph is devoted to the topical issues of environmental problems solving and achieving sustainable development of socio-economic systems in the modern conditions. The book includes scientific works of the representatives of different regions of Ukraine, Belgium, Russia and USA. The monograph is designed for teachers and students of different specialties, as well as the heads and specialists of enterprises, institutions and NGOs. This monograph was prepared for publication by teachers and post-graduate students of Sumy State University.

Economic Grounding of Business Process Reengineering for industrial enterprises

Економічне обґрунтування реінжинірингу бізнес-процесів виробничих підприємств: Монографія / За заг. ред. канд. екон. наук, доц. Л. М. Таранюка. — Суми: Видавничо-виробниче підприємство «Мрія-1»ТОВ, 2010. — 440 с.

In monograph theoretical aspects of business process reengineering are considered for the industrial enterprises. The effectiveness of reengineering actions is analyzed at the methodological level. Special attention is devoted to institutional aspects of reengineering in modern business conditions. Strategic development of the enterprise is analyzed. Eco-business processes reengineering is investigated.

The urgent tasks are stated and solved, that meet the research objectives that will demonstrate the high role of economic grounding of reengineering business processes at the enterprise during the financial crisis and the need for the implementation of innovative management techniques.

An important place is given to questions of scientific and practical principles of business process reengineering implementing in domestic industrial enterprises, as well as theoretical aspects of business process reengineering in the technological change management system of at the mechanical engineering enterprises in Ukraine.

Monograph can be useful first of all for managers and experts of the enterprises, scientists, post-graduates and students of economic specialties.

Social and Economic Problems of Information Society: the monograph

altСоциально-экономические проблемы информационного общества : монография / под ред. д.э.н., проф. Л. Г. Мельника, к.э.н., доц. М. В. Брюханова. — Вып. 2. — Сумы: Университетская книга, 2010. — 896 с.

International collective monograph is devoted to the study of socio-economic problems of the information society. The main regularities, peculiarities and contradictions of the information economy and the socio-economic relations during the transition towards a post-industrial formation are examined. The book represents the work of researchers who uphold different, sometimes opposing, points of view and representing a variety of schools from several regions of Ukraine and Russia, Germany, USA, India, Belarus, Brazil, Britain, Singapore.

Environmental Conflicts in the Modern System of Nature-Use

Экологические конфликты в современной системе природопользования / под ред. д.э.н., проф. С. Н. Бобылева и к.э.н., доц. В. В. Сабадаша. – Сумы : Университетская книга. – 2010. – 352 с.

International collective monograph devoted to the study of ecological and economic contradictions and conflicts in the modern system of nature-use and economic activity.

The methodological issues of ecological conflictology are considered with the subject-object relations of economic agents in the processes of origin, passing and resolution of ecological conflicts depending on the hierarchical level, interests of the conflict subjects and its intensity, with methodological approaches and with scientific and practical methods for ecological conflicts resolving.

The monograph consists of the work of scientists and experts, who represent well-known scientific schools of environmental economics: Russian, Ukrainian, Belarusian and Western European.

This monograph can be useful both for teachers and students of economic and environmental specialties and for specialists making environmentally-oriented decisions in the industrial sphere as well as in governmental authorities, regional and local administrations.

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.

Economics of Power Industry - Tutorial

Сотник I. М. Економiка енергетики. — Навчальний посiбник. — Суми: Вид-во СумДУ, 2008. — 262 с.

In tutorial the main factors of energy production are considered with the ways of their effective use, mechanisms of energy products cost value formation and its pricing issues. The aspects of planning of macro-energetic indicators are investigated along with estimation of economic efficiency of production measures is power industry and state structure of power industry management formation. The interpretations of special terms and concepts are given, the most important patterns and relationships in the mechanisms development for economics of power industry are exposed. The peculiarities of Ukraine’s energy complex are analyzed with the ones in developed countries at the modern stage of economic development. Tutorial is aimed for bachelor level students training in environmental specialties and also can be useful for scientists and experts in the field of power industry economics.

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.

Ecological and Economic Mechanisms of Resource-Saving Motivation

Сотник I. М. Еколого-економічні механізми мотивації ресурсозбереження. Монографія. — Суми: ВВП «Мрія-1» ТОВ, 2008. — 330 с.

In monograph theoretical, methodical and applied aspects of resource-saving motivation management are considered in the conditions of Ukraine’s transition towards information society and production ecologisation. Motivational prerequisites and ecological-economic key factors of successful resource-saving actions implementation are systematized. Special aspects of resource-saving transformations in Ukraine’s economy are analyzed, methodical approaches are developed for the complex evaluation of socio-ecological-economic effectiveness of resource-saving motivation with economic and organizational support for the resource-saving actions motivation management system at the different levels of administration.

Monograph can be useful first of all for experts in the field of motivation and management of resource-saving actions in the economy, scientists and students of environmental-saving and economic specialties.

Social and Economic Potential of Sustainable Development

Социально-зкономический потенциал устойчивого развития: Практикум / Под ред. проф. Л.Г. Мельника (Украина) и проф. Л. Хенса (Бельгия). - Сумы: ИТД «Университетская книга», 2007. - 335 с.

The workshop manual is designed for the training of skills needed during obtaining the knowledge on the foundations of sustainable development and also for the development of abilities to accept and implement solutions that bring nearer the sustainable development goals achievement. In the workshop manual problems are presented with recommendations for seminars and practical lessons, tips for students and teachers are provided on the preparation for the classes including presentation materials.

The manual is aimed for teachers, students and post-graduates of higher educational institutions.

Marketing Pricing Policy

Мельник Л.Г., Старченко Л.В., Карінцева О.І. Маркетингова цінова політика: Навчальний посібник. - Суми: ТОВ «ВТД «Університетська книга», 2007. - 240 с.

In the tutorial the formation mechanism is revealed for prices of goods and services, basic types of prices are considered in conditions of a market economy, the influence of marketing factors on the process of price formation is analyzed. Particular attention is paid to the issues of pricing policy development and enterprise pricing strategy grounding in conditions of marketing orientation.

The tutorial is aimed for students, post-graduates of higher educational institutions, teachers of economic specialties, officials at various levels, as well as for those who interested in the economics and marketing issues.

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.

Environmental and Economic Mechanisms for Innovative Resource Saving Management in Machine-Building

Сотник І. М. Еколого-економічні механізми управління інноваційним ресурсозбереженням у машинобудуванні : Монографія / І. М. Сотник, Ю. О. Мазін. – Суми : ВТД «Університетська книга», 2007. – 252 с.

The environmental and economic preconditions are considered for the realization of innovative resource-saving in machine-building in Ukraine. The information base is formed with the methods of environmental and economic efficiency assessment for innovative resource-saving activities. Organizational and economic tools are proposed for an innovative resource saving management in engineering industry with taking the environmental factors into account.

For scientists, specialists of research and design institutions, industrial workers. The book will also be of interest to teachers, post-graduates and students of educational institutions.

Economics of Development

Мельник Л.Г. Экономика развития: Монография. - Суми: ИТД «Университетская книга», 2006. - 662 с.

Based on the general patterns of open stationary systems functioning the factors and mechanisms of economic structures development are analyzed. The correlation between energy, information and synergistic bases of socio-economic systems activity is studied. The problems of socio-economic development are considered in the conditions of transition toward the information society also with economic bases of sustainable development.

Monograph is prepared based on the research conducted in the SSU under support of the State Fund for Fundamental Research of Ukraine.

Basics of Sustainable Development

Мельник Л.Г. Основи стійкого розвитку: Навчальний посібник для післядипломної освіти. - Суми: ВТД «Університетська книга», 2006. - 383 с.

Using the examples of the processes and phenomena in nature and society the patterns of the open stationary systems development are considered with interconnections between energetic and informational characteristics of transformational processes. The prerequisites of progressive development of systems in nature and society are formulated. The concept of “sustainable development of socio-economic systems” is analyzed with the main principles, methods and instruments of social systems sustainable development ensuring.

Tutorial is aimed for post-diploma training of specialists of national economy. It can be recommended for university students and teachers of specialties without such course in curriculum. Popular writing style makes this tutorial useful for extracurricular training of the elder pupils and for listeners of institutions of I-II accreditation level.

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