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Romanian External Debt Evolution -Pre and Post Accession to Eu

The present paper is studying the evolution of Romania’s foreign debt before and post accession in the European Union, namely the period 2000 – 2013, in the large context of the specific macroeconomic policy objectives of the times. According to our research results, the economic effect of external debt may be considered positive and for […]

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Romania-Between Decentralization and Deconcentration

The present paper studies the level of local financial autonomy in our country, in relation to the capacity of local communities to make public expenditures. Our own local targets Revenues analysis and main components, discussing the impact Transfers and subsidies that May have on the degree of local financial Decentralization, as they are Considered own […]

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Insolvency in Romania – Solution for Avoiding Company Bankruptcy in the Context of Economic Crisis

The lack of a propitious economic environment made the number of companies in Romania that became insolvent to progressively grow from one year to another, even though average sales registered in the year of starting the procedure were larger than the ones in previous years. The performed study presents on one side the evolution of […]

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The Impact of the Economic Crisis upon Fiscal System from Romania and EU Member States

Fiscal policies must ensure the stability of taxes and duties and to propose an optimal level of taxation that does not stop economic activity and do not aggravate the financial situation of the population. Measures concerning taxation system should have the effect of training on tax payers and coordinate proper location and collection of taxes. […]

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Is Social Protection Expenditure or an Investment? A Cross-Country Comparison in the European Union

The relationship between social protection, growth and income inequality is an important issue in modern societies. However, there exists no consensus about these relationships because government activity could be carried out inefficiently, due to excessive burdens or even because it can reduce the productivity of the system. In this paper, the correlation between social expenditure, […]

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Globalization – Engine for Economic Growth

This paper tries to design the proper framework for highlighting the importance of globalization and the meaning of it being the engine for economic growth. Globalization and economic growth go hand in hand and are empowered by the Solow’s model influence, which is translated as sustainable economic development, which also could be accelerated by using […]

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Globalization, Economic Growth and Happiness: The Perspectives of an Economy Based on Non-Material Values

Why it is so important to maintain a continuous economic growth within a planet showing clear signs of its exhaustion is an important issue that is questioned more and more often in the last decade or so. The main motivation is to create the resources needed for people to live better and to be happy. […]

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Sustainability Challenge: Social Networks as a Factor for Improvement of Organizations Today

15 October 2015

The development of Information Technology is present in different areas of business. Very popular forms of it are social networks. Social Network Manager or Social Network entrepreneur represents a new type of employee that is needed in both; small and large companies all over the world. The demand for human resources that are capable of […]

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The Factors that Affect the Economic Growth in Albania

15 October 2015

The economic growth is the most important indicator in determining the welfare of a country, thus affecting the growth of income level. The economic growth is one of the indicators most used by economists, governments and international economic organizations and is also considered as synonymous with development. Economic growth is an indicator of the performance […]

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Motivational Factors as Correlates of Electronic Information Resources Use Among Lecturers in Private Universities in South-West, Nigeria

15 October 2015

This study investigated Perceived Usefulness, Perceived Ease of Use and Perceived Enjoyment as correlates of EIRs use among lecturers in private universities in Nigeria. A correlation type of survey research design was adopted in this study. A single stage random sampling technique was used to select 2086 lecturers from the sampled (14) universities out of […]

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A Case Study in Carry Trade and Cross Pair Allegiance Switching, Pre and Post 2008

15 October 2015

EUR/USD, USD/JPY and the position of EUR/JPY was investigated in this paper using regression analysis with the overarching question where EUR/JPY sits in relation to both pairs and its position in terms of a carry trade. What was determined was EUR/JPY switches allegiance period to period. The carry trade premise is to borrow a low […]

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Development of GIS Technologies and Methods in Education

15 October 2015

The paper goal is to analyze GIS opportunities as constructive pillar for student performance. We introduce a web-gis platform which improves both student collaboration and individual strategy highlighting their skills and potentialities. The analyzed project claims to reduce the gap between theoretical assignments and real world issues. We try to introduce a new standard of […]

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Web services Threat Modeling in a Collaborative System

15 August 2015

In this paper is applied a threat modeling methodology on a collaborative system. Firstly it will present the current stage of collaborative system security, then it will be shown how to integrate web services into collaborative platforms. The Threat Modeling methodology is proposed by Microsoft and is a part of the Software Development Life Cycle […]

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Is Youth Guarantee a Solution for Increasing Employment Among Young Romanians?

15 August 2015

With an employment rate among young people (under 25 years) of 23,3% Romania has to find a solution for solving this problem in short terms , otherwise we can face a constant migration wave of young people who can’t find a job in our country. This article presents the current status on labor market in […]

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The Radiographic Instrument of Corruption

15 August 2015

When Romania joined the European Union on January 1, 2007, special provisions were taken in order to facilitate and support the implementation of this action in good conditions and, at the same time, to safeguard the proper functioning of U.E.(2) policies and institutions. Through its accession to the EU, Romania has agreed to assume both […]

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Educational Tourism: Strategy for Sustainable Tourism Development with reference of Hadauti and Shekhawati Regions of Rajasthan ,India

15 August 2015

Rajasthan is a main tourism State in the nation. It’s glorious legacy, bright living customs, traditions, wonderful heritage, mesmerizing natural beauty,vibrant folk, energetic people and delicious cuisines are exceptional attractions for both, domestic and foreign tourists. The substantial and indescribable tourism products of the State offer enormous potential for development of the tourism industry. Improvement […]

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Anxiety Toward Mathematics (An Empirical Study In College Students In Tuxtepec Oaxaca-México)

15 August 2015

In this paper we examine anxiety toward mathematics in undergraduate students; therefore, we take a Muñoz and Mato anxiety scale (2007). This is a study carried out at several universities in Tuxtepec, Oaxaca, Mexico. 302 questionnaires were applied face-to-face to undergraduate students of several profiles, among others: Business Management Engineering, Civil Engineering, Public Accounting, Electro-mechanic […]

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Social and Environmental Responsibility of the Organization in the Context of Sustainable Development

15 June 2015

The attitude of companies on the environment fits into a broader sector such as that of social responsibility. Social responsibility includes topics such as child labor exploitation, safety and quality or environmental impact of companies. They now receive more attention from the media, because they lead to the development of new legislation, causing some of […]

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The Importance of Data-Bases in the Process of Knowledge Sharing Inside of an Eco-Bio-Economic Cluster

15 June 2015

The term „database” refers to a structured collection of data, used to model aspects of reality in a way that allows useful information to be extracted. In order for the data resource to be well defined and documented, easily administered and interrogated, derives the need to use a proper database management system. A Database Management […]

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The Need for a Banking Union

15 June 2015

It is clear that a banking union at the European level is a gain, but it is not a solution for all the problems that have been revealed by the last financial crisis. Although the Single Rulebook uniforms banks’ risks management and micro-prudential supervision, the macro-prudential components contained are reduced and academically challenged. The question […]

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Organisational Culture as a Knowledge Management Enabler in Selected Private Higher Education Institutions in Botswana: A Question of Fit or Misfit

15 June 2015

This paper intended to determine the role corporate culture plays in facilitating or hindering knowledge management (KM) practices, especially knowledge sharing, in selected private higher education institutions in Botswana and whether there is a fit or misfit between organisational culture of these institutions and international KM best practices. Several key literary KM sources were consulted […]

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Features of patients and their hospitalization in public hospitals of Eastern Macedonia and Thrace region

15 June 2015

The economic crisis has made its presence felt in southern Europe the last five years and among other things has affected the provision of health services in Greece. It also seeks for economic reasons uniting of health care institutions of primary or secondary social care. In this study, we use data from the Pathology, Surgical, […]

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The tax base and tax pressure elements

15 June 2015

According to the literature and the Fiscal Procedure Code, subject to income tax shall personnel individuals residing or residence in the beneficiary of that tax and non-residents who receive income in that State, which is required by law to tax. Object of taxation is the subject matter of taxation. If the income tax is the […]

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The Holistic Information Communication and Technology in Order to Increase Number of Tourist in Indonesia

15 June 2015

Information communication and technology has been used not only in business sector but also in government, tourism is one of business activity need collaboration between government and business practitioner to implement tourism activities. Government as the authority must be provide information related to business tourism activities, this study provide a holistic information system between government […]

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Analysis of Sovereign Yield Spreads Behavior: The French Bonds Case

15 June 2015

The introduction of the Euro has led to price level stability and fostered growth within the European Union. Consequently, since its launch as a store of value and unit of account, there has been a clear convergence between the yield of France’s sovereign debt and German benchmark. This paper tries to estimate the effect of […]

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Macroprudential Policies. The Romanian Case

15 April 2015

Romania was one of many emerging economies that has been affected by the excessive credit growth, the excessive price assets growth driven by the credit growth and by the foreign currency lending. The national macro-prudential tool kit was diverse and used to solve these issues both before and during the latest financial crisis. Analyzing the […]

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The Exercise of Prediction Process of Performance within Football Sports Management by Using Fuzzy Logic from the Perspective of Value Analysis on Tactical Compartments of Game of the Football Players

15 April 2015

Keeping in mind the conditions of an ever more pronounced increase of the diversity and complexity of the economical field, regarding supplying service goods from entities as well as regarding the social or image aspect correlated with expectancies of stakeholders which gravitate around these, the professionalization of organization management has become a primordial condition in […]

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Factors Facilitating and Hindering the Implementation of Communities of Practice in Smes: An Exploratory Study

15 April 2015

In recent years, interest in “Communities of practice” (CoPs) as a tool for knowledge management and employee participation has increased in international management literature. However, their potentialities for small and medium-sized enterprises remain largely unexplored. This research makes a contribution in this respect analyzing the implementation of “Communities of practice” in nine Spanish small-scale organizations. […]

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Is There an Environmental Kuznets Curve: Empirical Evidence in a Cross-section Country Data

15 April 2015

This paper tests the effect of gross domestic product (GDP) per capita on pollution, measured by carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions per capita. World Bank 1992 study claims that pollution rises with income, but at a slower and slower speed and eventually declines. Using Ordinary Least Squares estimation procedure, we find a quadratic relationship (“inverted U-hypothesis”) […]

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Analyzing the Monetary Poverty in Albania Using Statistical Methods

15 April 2015

Poverty is a very widespread phenomenon directly related to consumption (or income) and other important problems of everyday life, such as the lack of appropriate infrastructure, security, quality of health and education, etc. Poverty is traditionally measured in monetary terms. After an aggregate income, expenditure is defined to measure poverty; the next step is the […]

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Funding Higher Education in a few EU Countries: Implications for Competition and Competitiveness in Higher Education

15 February 2015

Public funding of higher education is an important topic within European governmental agenda, especially in times of budgetary austerity. Thus, given the challenges higher education industry faced in the last decades, the present paper aims at identifying the strengths and weaknesses of a few national funding patterns of higher education institutions (HEIs) within the European […]

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Effects of Capacity Knowledge Management and Entrepreneurial Orientation on Organizational Effectiveness in the Best Tunisian Companies: Moderating Role of Social Capital

15 February 2015

This research addresses the question of explaining the organizational effectiveness of the company through the knowledge management capacity, entrepreneurial orientation, social capital and innovation. Researchers still do not adequately understand the relationship between these phenomena and the nature of their effects on organizational effectiveness. This research uses data obtained from a sample of 150 Tunisian […]

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The Determinants of Tobacco Consumption: Evidence from Spain

15 February 2015

The aim of this paper is to study the determinants of tobacco consumption in Spain. First, the relationship between tobacco consumption and Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in Spain is analyzed. The non-stationary and cointegration properties of these variables are studied. The findings suggest that tobacco mortality is not cointegrated with GDP. Afterwards, we model the […]

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The Impact of Informal Economy in the Pension System, Empirical Analysis. The Albanian Case

15 February 2015

By using a simple model, it will be analyzed the impact that informality has in the amount of consumption of the workers during their life cycle. This paper deals with the interconnections of underreported earnings, savings and old-age pension. The workers sampled for this analysis have been divided into three groups: 1. Low income employees, […]

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Promotion Banking Services and Products – Factors Influencing Bank Offer Promotion among Consumers

15 February 2015

In a still uncertain economic environment, due to the influences of the financial crisis, the most promising channel to interact with current and prospective customers is the online environment – social networking platforms. Gaining consumer trust online and complete understanding of the behavior of competition continues to serve the needs clarification banking financial companies, the […]

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Financial Crisis Effect on Public Debt in Western Balkans Countries

15 February 2015

The end of the first decade of the twenty-first century will be remembered by appearance of one of the greatest economic crisis. This time, it had a global character. The crisis has been appeared, almost unexpectedly, in the middle of 2007 in the US, but very soon it was transferred to other countries in the […]

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Deployment of Social Media in the Recruitment Process

15 February 2015

The social media experience has opened up new trails of commitment and revolutionized the exchange of information. With more people employing with social media, it is worth scrutinizing its application to the recruitment process. The purpose of this paper is to assess how employers can construct best use of social media as part of the […]

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Using Information Technology for the Efficiency Activities in the Educational Field

15 February 2015

In a knowledge-based society, Information and Communications Technology plays an important role in learning process, involve teachers and students into a relationship that allows students to acquire knowledge and skills needed in their future work. The learning environment created by the teachers affects the students’ achievements, their attitude regarding the compulsory school subjects. We wanted […]

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Analysis of Economic Liberalization and Telecommunication Sector Performance in Nigeria

15 December 2014

In this paper, we examined the empirical relationship between economic liberalization and telecommunication sector performance in Nigeria between 1986 and 2010 using the Stock and Watson (1993) Dynamic Ordinary Least Square (DOLS) technique. The study utilized secondary data and they were sourced from Nigeria Communication Commission (NCC), Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Statistical Bulletin and […]

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The Changing Nature of Knowledge Workers in the New Industrial Country: an Industry – Level Analysis

15 December 2014

Academia and industry agree on the importance of knowledge worker workers in emerging economy or new industrial country for economic growth. Understanding the changing nature of knowledge workers in an industry-level analysis is helpful to formulate industry policy. This study aims to investigate the changing of knowledge workers in Taiwan 20 manufacturing industries during 1988-2005. […]

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In Service for Sharing: Leadership and Leader – Follower Relationship Factors as Influencers of Tacit Knowledge Sharing in the IT Industry

15 December 2014

Tacit knowledge is an organizational resource that is difficult to cultivate. It requires that responsible agents in the organization take an active role in encouraging trust and the development of relationships where individuals feel that their voice will be heard and that there will be a benefit from them passing knowledge onto someone else. In […]

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Fathoming the Introduction of E-Government Processes: a Qualitative Study in Greece

15 December 2014

E-Government could be perceived as a driving force for the use of Information and Communication Technology in the transformation of governmental operations. From the governmental perspective it is essential that the transformed operations would be more efficient and effective. In this study using a series of interviews and thus a qualitative research methodology we further […]

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