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Institute of Sociology, Hungarian Academy of Sciences (ISB)


ISB is affiliated to the Hungarian Academy of Sciences (the highest and most prestigious scientific institution in Hungary) and functions as a non-profit making public organisation. Established in 1962, ISB has developed a wide range of research activities with particular emphasis on the economies of countries of Central and Eastern Europe. Their research has focused on the transfer of knowledge from mature to emerging economies and on the emerging labour relation institutions in new market economies. ISB also conducts research into the impact of economic, technological, social and cultural factors on various aspects of life, work and society in post socialist political and economic systems and into changing attitudes in the emerging information societies.