Vol. 10, Nr. 2 / 2007




pag. 5

La pas (și nu numai) prin Latvia, Eesti și Lietuva sau despre cultură și management in Țările Baltice

Autor: Lect. univ. dr. Amedeo ISTOCESCU



The paper present travel impressions in Baltic States

Classification-JEL: Z10, Z19

Keywords: Cultural economics; Reference culture points in Baltic States.



pag. 12

Educația și formarea profesională in domeniul managementului de risc

Autori: Conf. dr. Nadia Carmen CIOCOIU , Masterand Daniel NEICU



The lasts years has seen an explosion of interest in risk management throughout business, the public sector, and society generally. Textbooks, articles, pamphlets, and other publications on risk management subjects are constantly appearing and the number are beginning to grow significantly throughout the entire world. Meanwhile, the education in the field of risk management has become an international subject. Risk management education is shaped by many variables, including the needs and preferences of consumers of business education; the knowledge, abilities, and skills employers expect graduates to possess; the offer available to those interested in pursuing management degrees and the resources business schools need to serve their customers. These are among the variables that make up the context for risk management education, which is very different today than it was even as recently as the mid-1990s. The marketplace for business schools today is characterized by major change. Increasing competition and globalization of the business education market are among the root causes of the instability and industry wide leadership is needed to sustain business schools in order to respond to emerging priorities and challenges. The article provides an overview of the major items regarding the risk management education and argues the need for a good education in risk management field. The article suggests what business school leaders can do to meet the challenges facing risk management education and presents the conditions of training and knowledge gathering for risk management.

Classification-JEL: D81, G32, I21, M53

Keywords: Risk management; Integrated approach; Formal organisation; Education: Professional training.



pag. 27

Factorii determinanți ai increderii on-line

Autor: Prof. dr. Sofia Elena COLESCA



Generally said, trust is an important factor in many social interactions. Because on-line transactions are characterized by uncertainty and anonymity, trust and risk are essential elements in e-commerce and e-government services. There is a statistically significant relationship between trust and use of e-commerce and e-government websites. So, use of Internet for product acquisition, bill and taxes payments has many risky components. In this context, this article presents the concept of on-line trust.

Classification-JEL: L81, L86, M15

Keywords: Trust, Internet, e-commerce, e-government 



pag. 38

Automatizarea flexibilă versus evoluția organizațiilor

Autori: Conf. univ. dr. Cosmin DOBRIN, Conf. univ. dr. Ion POPA



Industrial enterprises have to face to more and greater national and international competition and this generates a continuous pressure over them. This desideratum has to be approached with some sufficient distinct means from which the automation is only one moreover possibility. So in this paper we try to answer the question: What is the relation between the flexible automation and the evolution of the organizations?

Classification-JEL: L15, L16, L64, M11, O32

Keywords: Industrial enterprises; International competition; Flexible automation.



pag. 47

Analiza comparativă: intreprinderile mici sau mijlocii versus organizațiile mari din Romania in condițiile societății bazate pe cunoaștere

(partea I)

Autor: Lect. univ. dr. Amedeo ISTOCESCU



The paper presents some of the most important peculiarities of the entrepreneurship in Romania in the context of the knowledge based society. We develop the advantages and disadvantages of the modern Romanian  SME's sector and the main characteristics of nowadays knowledge revolution. At the end  we show a few opportunities of the future of Romanian entrepreneurial sector. We try to compare the Romanian small and medium sized enterprises with the big firms in order to observe some similarities and some differences in the era of knowledge society.

Classification-JEL: D83, L25, L26

Keywords: Knowledge based society; Entrepreneurship; Small and medium sized enterprises.



pag. 57

Producția și consumul de biocombustibili ca energie a viitorului

Autor: Drd. Alin Paul OLTEANU



Ensuring the good functioning of the world economy, the rising trends of oil prices, as well as the strong awareness of environment protection issues, have brought the sustained promotion of alternative energy sources. Bio fuels, as possible substitutes for gasoline and diesel, have acquired a greater importance both in the scientific and the politic environments. A thorough analysis of the current global situation, of the production process from an economical perspective, of the main advantages deriving from the mass utilization of bio fuels, as well as of the main governmental policies, is, considering the EU membership of Romania and the instability of oil markets, necessary.

Classification-JEL: L71, O13, Q42, Q43, Q57

Keywords: Bio fuels; Investments in Bio Diesel; Bio Diesel Consumption; Market Share; Alternative Fuels; Cost of Production; Greenhouse Gas; Environment; Biothanol.



pag. 69

Managementul grupului

Autor: Ec. Irina RADU



Working (organizational) group contains one or more individuals that interact regularly in order to achieve a common objective. The organisational group behaviour can react to some factors: using some power categories, using some efficient communication systems, developing the group creativity (by using methods like brainstorming, brainwriting, Delphi technique, writing down in time of the sleep technique, Philips 66 Reunion etc.).

Classification-JEL: D23, D70, D83, J24, J28, M12

Keywords: Organizational behavior; Communication systems; Workig group.



pag. 82

Comunicarea in grupurile organizaționale

Autor: Ec. Monica RADU



Organizational group can be defined as some persons between who exist interactive connections (functional, communication, affective, normative type). Classification of these groups can reflect the dimension, type of relationship or type of rules included. Organizational groups and their influence over the individual efficiency and the efficiency of the entire group are interconnected. Spontaneous roles in these groups sustain the structure of the relationship, and the personality of each individual is formed by the roles played inside the group.

Classification-JEL: D23, D83, J24, J28

Keywords: Communication; Organizational behavior; Labor productivity.



pag. 98

Utilizarea modelelor de simulare urbană pentru evoluția orașului viitorului

Autor: Prep. univ. drd. Georgiana Ionela ŞTEFAN



Urban systems are becoming increasingly complex as urban economies, social and political structures and norms, infrastructure systems and technologies evolve. Therefore, the development of operational urban simulation models is required in order to achieve an improvement of the quality of decisions regarding urban policies as well as sustainable urban development.

Classification-JEL: C15, E17, O10, Q01

Keywords: Urban simulation models; Sustainable urban development



pag. 113

Posibilități de utilizare a bazelor de cunoștințe in domeniul gestionării deșeurilor

Autor: Drd. Valentina Elena TaRŢIU



In the present article there are going to be exposed some aspects about waste management area in Romania, such as: actual stage, investments priorities on waste categories, development of waste management systems using knowledge bases, the benefits of using knowledge based expert systems in the area of waste.

Classification-JEL: Q53, D83

Keywords: Waste management; Knowledge base; Knowledge based expert system



pag. 129

National Identity and Intercultural Outlook: a Critical Review of Hong Kong's Civic Education Since the 1980's

Autori: Assistant Professor yuen Wai Wa, TIMOTHy



This paper argues that in the new landscape of a postmodernist world, civic education would need to nurture national identity and promote intercultural outlook hand in hand. This article reviews development of Hong Kong's civic education development in this light. In the case of post-colonial Hong Kong, a sensible balance is most needed as the city is to continue as an international city that functions as one of China's windows to the world.

Classification-JEL: H52, H75, I21, N80

Keywords: Civic education; National identity; Intercultural outlook.



pag. 146

Abordări moderne ale serviciilor bancare in economia bazată pe cunoștințe

Autor: Lect. univ. dr. Andreea ZAMFIR



Nowadays, the unprecedented development of the information and communication technologies generates profound and irreversible changes of the entire society. Because of its specific characteristic features, the banking services' field is one of the most dynamic sectors in the economy. Therefore, the paper presents some issues regarding the development of the electronic banking services and the importance of the creativity and innovation of banking services. The success factors in banking services are also presented and there are identified the strategic alternatives of the banking services management.

Classification-JEL: G21, L86

Keywords: Banking services; Information and communication technology; Innovation; Strategy; Development.



pag. 159

Dimitrie Gusti și Muzeul Național al Satului

Autor: Prof. univ. dr. Raisa RADU



The paper presents the scientific works of the Romanian researcher Dimitrie Gusti in the sociology and his contribution to the development of Romanian Museum of Village.

Classification-JEL: B31; Z10, Z13

Keywords: Dimitrie Gusti; Cultural economics, Economics sociology; Culture of villages.