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Forecasting the Success of Governmental “Incentivized” Initiatives: Case Study of a New Policy Promoting the Replacement of Old Household; Air-conditioners

Governments often use budget so as to provide incentives for citizens to adopt new policies, especially when these are promoting eco-friendly technologies e.g. to subsidise the price of a hybrid-car. The public money spent on each policy, is considered to be value-for–money only if many citizens do adopt the proposed policy. This is also known […]

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The Policies That Affect the Extent of the Subcultures’ Alignment in Organization

The culture of the organization can be a strategic tool for the success of organization, because it influences how the organization conduct its business and helps regulate, control and model of the behavior in each subculture of the organization. Often, the subcultures are viewed by management as the representing tolerated deviations that do not disrupt […]

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Managing the Hotels Service Products and E-Services. Case Study: Researching Tourists’ Satisfaction Regarding the Hotels Services in Romania

The objective of a hospitality business is to provide guests with a place where they feel welcome and appreciated, and where they can relax and have an enjoyable experience. Service is what an establishment does to and for its guests to achieve this objective. Service is not about smiling and servility. It is a strategy […]

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Is The Production of Religious Knowledge Efficient? Managing Faith Related Postsecondary Institutions

The focus of this paper is on the efficiency of producing and managing religion based knowledge in postsecondary institutions. Panel data is used to estimate a stochastic cost frontier and associated inefficiencies for a panel of 222 U.S. bible colleges, theological seminaries, and other faith based higher education institutions over the 2005-09 academic years. Results […]

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Brand Positioning – A Marketing Resource and an Effective Tool for Small and Medium Enterprises

In order to acquire an effective competitive advantage on the market, the product/ brand must be understood by the prospects in a certain way. The outcome of positioning is the depiction of a clear image in the prospect’s mind of what the product can offer or mean. A clear position in the prospect’s mind should […]

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Study on Identifying the Need for Personnel within Organizations and the Labor Market Tendencies from the Perspective of Required Qualifications in Centre Region

Socio-economic changes that followed the 1990 and demographic evolutions have decisively influenced the evolution and structure of labour force in Central Region, as well as the needs for qualification. From this perspective, the present study aimed to capture the opinion of employers in Centre Region with regard to the need for personnel in the following […]

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Econophysics – related Remarks in Considering the Necessity of a Distribution Adjustment in the Eurozone Real Economy and Re-modeling its Financial System and Markets. Thermodynamics and Statistical Physics Approach

The term “Econophysics” was used for the first time by Eugene Stanley (physicist) in 1995 and represents the name of a rather new research domain that tries to apply the modeling standards in statistical physics to the more complicated world of economics and finance. This approach seems to be kind of appropriate and that because […]

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Development of Critical Perspectives on Romania’s Evolution Public Debt in the Current Economic Crisis

The economic crisis has wiped out years of economic and social progress and highlighted the structural weaknesses of Europe’s economy. The European Commission and European Council have evaluated the PNR and the implementing national reports and will adopt the final recommendations on fiscal and financial policies, and structural reforms, following that Member States will consider […]

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Investigation of External Audit’s Good Practices in the Context of Corporate Governance – Evidence from Romania

The main objective of this study is to develop an investigation based on an empirical survey over the auditors’ perceptions about the external audit good practices that should be applied or at least recommended in the context of corporate governance. This present study also aims to detect the current applicability of the proposed external audit […]

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Development and Progress through Intellectual Property Protection and Leverage

Worldwide, every year, cultural, scientific and technical dimensions increases its value as a result of spiritual and creative members of society. Since surplus value and prosperity is a consequence of the act of creation, protection of creators and their creations to be one of the main factors that we must take into consideration and those […]

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The Impact of FDIs on Exports, and Export Competitiveness in Central and Eastern European Countries

After 1990, the Central and Eastern European (CEE) countries lowered the barriers to FDIs. Of course, many other developments were taking place at the same time: increasing openness to trade, privatization of previously government-owned production, and many other changes as these countries moved in various degrees from socialist to market economies and democratic governments. They […]

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The Impact of National Currency Instability and the World Financial Crisis in the Credit Risk. The Case of Albania

My research paper aims at analyzing the relationship which exists between macroeconomic situation and the indicators that measure the quality of the credits in the Albanian bank system for the period 2002-2010. The results of the research work have proved the raised hypothesis that the instability of the national currency, in relation to Euro and […]

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Investigating the Role of Word of Mouth on Consumer Based Brand Equity Creation in Iran’s Cell-Phone Market

This paper investigates the impact of Word of Mouth (WOM) on Consumer Based Brand Equity (CBBE) creation. WOM characteristics such as, volume, valence, and source quality are studied to find how intensely they each affect brand awareness, perceived quality, and brand association. This investigation has been conducted in Tehran-Iran, on the cell-phone market. The methodology […]

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Managing Knowledge Assets in Project Environments

Knowledge, as the main source of competitive advantage in today’s knowledge-based society, is often a fuzzy concept, with no direct referent in the real world. In order to conceptualize it people use the metaphor of knowledge assets, assets that can be managed, evaluated, invested in, and that became the main source of value creation within […]

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Impact of Active Labor Market Programs on Employment: Albania’s Case

High variation of unemployment level in Albania for more than a decade shows that unemployment still remains a problem to solve. Given the conditions, the focus of employment policies is on increasing employment opportunities, in order to make unemployed people active in the labor market. This is the reason of applying many employment programs and […]

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The Past, the Present and the Future of the Albanian Tourism

The issue of tourism is increasingly taking place in media debates during the recent years, due to the increased number of the visitors, our brothers from Kosovo and tourists from all over the world. Actually it is created the full concept that the tourism development should be seen as a goal to increase its influence […]

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Innovation and Knowledge Management Practice in Turkish SMEs

Innovation management has recently received much attention from research, industry and state support. However, much of the research has focused on large enterprises with much available financial wealth and required planning infrastructure, in order to be effective at managing innovation. This paper aims to understand the factors that affect the innovation management process within Turkish […]

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