Volume V, SEA - Practical Application Of Science
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Anca Maria CLIPA, Sorina POSTOLEA
 

When negotiating, people have economic as well noneconomic, subjective concerns. This study is an exploratory investigation into the objective and subjective factors influencing employment contract negotiations and the willingness to interact in future business negotiations in the case of Romanian IT employees and recruiters. The study draws on qualitative data collection and analysis methods, i.e. semi-structured interviews with 10 participants, projective techniques and content analysis. At the time, 5 of the participants held recruitment and contracting HR roles, and 5 were working as employees (programmers, business analysts, IT project managers). They all had a recent working contract negotiation experience (less than one year ago) in the IT industry. Using the principles of corpus linguistics and the methods specific to discourse and critical discourse analysis, our study highlights some of the factors taken into account by Romanian IT employees and recruiters in employment contract negotiations.

  • Type: Case Study
  • Published on: 15th September 2017
  • Keywords: Working contract negotiation, Negotiation, Corpus linguistics, Willingness to negotiate, Subjective value in negotiation
  • Received: 25th August, 2017
  • Final revision and acceptance: 12th September, 2017
Volume V, SEA - Practical Application Of Science
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Florin POPESCU
 

Early warning system (EWS) based on a reliable forecasting process has become a critical component of the management of large complex industrial projects in the globalized transnational environment. The purpose of this research is to critically analyze the forecasting methods from the point of view of early warning, choosing those useful for the construction of EWS. This research addresses complementary techniques, using Bayesian Networks, which addresses both uncertainties and causality in project planning and execution, with the goal of generating early warning signals for project managers. Even though Bayesian networks have been widely used in a range of decision-support applications, their application as early warning systems for project management is still new.

  • Type: Review Article
  • Published on: 15th September 2017
  • Keywords: Early warning, Forecasting methods, Project management
  • Received: 7th August, 2017
  • Final revision and acceptance: 12th September, 2017
Volume V, SEA - Practical Application Of Science
CURRENT ISSUE
Cristina Elena NICOLESCU, Ioana Teodora BITOIU, Crina Ramona RADULESCU
 

The paper, based on the coordinates of the problems triggered by the negative externalities chain generated by the poor food supply and production system at the level of the urban collectivities, carries out an analysis focused on the identification of the tools, mechanisms, and good practices needed to ensure the sustainability of the local policies on public nutrition. The experiences in the field show that the progress is remarkable in the case of collaborative administrations aimed at enhancing the cooperation and partnership relations, based on common interests, on both internal and international collaboration level, such as The Milan Urban Food Policy Pact (2015). From this perspective, the paper presents a case study, a significant experience of improving the food supply system of Bucharest population, through local public nutrition policy and the public action set implemented by Bucharest local authorities with the support of State public bodies and the representatives of civil society, materialized in the establishment of peasant markets as flea markets on the territory of Bucharest.

  • Type: Case Study
  • Published on: 15th September 2017
  • Keywords: The Milan Urban Food Policy Pact, Local public policies, Sustainability, Food consumption model, Peasant market, Bucharest
  • Received: 31th August, 2017
  • Final revision and acceptance: 12th September, 2017
Volume V, SEA - Practical Application Of Science
CURRENT ISSUE
Afrodita BORMA
 

This paper addresses the issue of food waste, which is currently a global problem with repercussions on all the links in the food supply chain. The method used in drafting the paper focuses on extensive documentation based on the official websites of the European Union and International Organizations (FAO, OECD, etc.) concerned with finding solutions that would lead to the reduction of the amount of wasted food. Thus, the paper discusses issues related to: the main situations that generate waste and food losses along the food chain, costs associated with food waste and the projects initiated by the EU to reduce food waste. The final part of the paper presents the programs by which Romania tries to process and capitalize on the current food surplus in order to reduce food waste.

  • Type: Case Study
  • Published on: 15th September 2017
  • Keywords: Food waste, Food loss, FAO, FUSIONS project, REFRESH project
  • Received: 1st September, 2017
  • Final revision and acceptance: 12th September, 2017
Volume V, SEA - Practical Application Of Science
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Ahmed SALAMA
 

This paper aims to examine how literacy rate affects unemployment among different ages in Palestine. Using labour force surveys and annual reports of Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics (PCBS, 2000-2015), we analyzed 16 years (2000-2015) regarding unemployment percentage and literacy rates among different ages in both genders in Palestine. Linear regression models were used to show how literacy rate affects unemployment among the various ages. The results showed that literacy rate is significantly correlated with the percentage of unemployment among ages of (15 to 24, 25 to 34, and 35 to 44). Gender is significantly correlated with the percentage of unemployment among the ages of (15 to 24, 25 to 34, and 45 to 54). A positive relationship appears between literacy and unemployment. Females have more unemployment than males among ages of (15 to 24 and 25 to 34). On the other side, females have less unemployment than males in the (35 to 44 and 45 to 54) age categories.

  • Type: Case Study
  • Published on: 11th October 2017
  • Keywords: Unemployment, Palestine, Literacy rate, Gender, Age
  • Received: 15th July, 2017
  • Final revision and acceptance: 9th October, 2017
Volume V, SEA - Practical Application Of Science
CURRENT ISSUE
Judit OLÁH, József POPP, Domicián MÁTÉ
 

The turbulent changing economic environment following the 2008 global financial and economic crisis has posed a major challenge to the majority of producing and manufacturing companies. The recessionary economy of the European Union, the “marginal countries” existence on the edge of bankruptcy, the shortage of loans and the subdued consumption of the population all affect the way in which products are marketed and the integration of accompanying services. This change has a significant impact on logistics processes and logistics service providers, as they face changing tasks and challenges in supply chain management. The authors intend to address this impact in their article, which also takes into account the results of international scientific papers.

  • Type: Case Study
  • Published on: 11th October 2017
  • Keywords: Servitization, Innovation, Strategy, Logistics service provider, Supply chain
  • Received: 25th August, 2017
  • Final revision and acceptance: 9th October, 2017
Volume V, SEA - Practical Application Of Science
CURRENT ISSUE
Ahmed SALAMA
 

This paper discusses the challenges of unemployment in Palestine between 2000 and 2015. The study aims to understand the trends and sources of unemployment in Palestine. Using the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics (PCBS) data, trend analysis was used to understand the trends of unemployment in both parts of Palestine (West Bank and Gaza Strip) between 2000 and 2015. The Results showed that there is a downward trend in the unemployment rate in West Bank and an upward trend appears on the unemployment rate in Gaza Strip. The constraints during the second Intifada and the Siege on Gaza Strip are the main factors that affected on unemployment between 2000 and 2015. The economic growth difference in both parts of Palestine (West Bank and Gaza Strip) can be one of the reasons that affecting on unemployment besides the other reasons. Some solutions are introduced for unemployment challenge in Palestine beside the solution of lack of independence issue.

  • Type: Case Study
  • Published on: 11th October 2017
  • Keywords: Unemployment, Palestine, Lack of independence, Labour market
  • Received: 8th September, 2017
  • Final revision and acceptance: 9th October, 2017
Volume V, SEA - Practical Application Of Science
CURRENT ISSUE
Oana Simona HUDEA
 

Frequently debated topic, the issue of foreign direct investments has generated miscellaneous discussions related to the benefits they can provide to an economy, depending on the size, strength, strategy or position of the same, among many other aspects to be considered, however without skipping on the undesirable effects they might cause. With this in mind, we undertook to reveal in the present paper, after a brief clarification of some key related elements in the matter, indices of the advantages and disadvantages they can bring to a still developing country like Romania, the economy of which is analysed in larger detail, from such perspective.

  • Type: Review Article
  • Published on: 1st November 2017
  • Keywords: Foreign direct investments, Equity, Investment shares, FDI benefits and shortcomings, Direct investment enterprise
  • Received: 29th September, 2017
  • Final revision and acceptance: 29th October, 2017