Volume V, SEA - Practical Application Of Science
CURRENT ISSUE
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
CURRENT ISSUE
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