Soufyane BADRAOUI, Gabriela MOTOI, Hatem BENAZOUZ
 

This research aims to understand and investigate the relationship between entrepreneurial intent and national culture in a post-socialist context. Currently, in Post-Socialist societies that have experienced a wave of economic reforms and a process of transition to the liberal economy, such as Algeria and Romania. The importance of entrepreneurship is in their vitality in the dynamics of development, and that is the significance of testing and understanding the entrepreneurial intentions of the students in connection with the local and/or national culture in Algeria and Romania.

  • Type: Case Study
  • Published on: 7th March, 2018
  • Keywords: Entrepreneurial Intent, National culture, Students, Algeria, Romania
  • Pages: 7-11
  • Received: 13th January, 2018
  • Final revision and acceptance: 1st March, 2018
Vasile-Lucian V. GOLDAN
 

The seminar from Socola, later named „Veniamin Costachi”, after the name of the Metropolitan of Moldavia, is one of the oldest schools both in Moldavia and in Romania, being the first seminar in the country. Its activity has unfolded - and is still ongoing - for more than two centuries. Even though the institution itself was functioning in more than one real estate and had some periods of disruption due to the various shortcomings or to the political situation, the seminar continued to remain in the living memory of history as one of Iaşi and later Romania's elite schools. Although the emergence of this school is relatively close to contemporaneity, historiography feels the need for some clarification on the date of foundation and on those who have contributed to the emergence and development of this school.

  • Type: Case Study
  • Published on: 7th March, 2018
  • Keywords: Socola seminar, Veniamin Costachi, Theological school
  • Pages: 13-16
  • Received: 15th February, 2018
  • Final revision and acceptance: 1st March, 2018
Florin-Alexandru LUCA, Vicentiu Cosmin VLAD
 

Hybrid war is a reality; war does not depend only on conventional means, but includes communication and propaganda strategies whose role is increasingly important. In the last few years, terrorist cells have spent and keep spending many energies in a global propaganda business. This activity is a fundamental aspect of the conflict. This promotion campaign serves several purposes: legitimating its authority, recruiting militants and motivating sympathizers, and intimidating and conditioning those whose cells they consider enemies. What draws our attention is the sophisticated level of professionalism they demonstrate in managing propaganda and terror. This paper seeks to provide a broader view of the European Foreign Fighters (FF) phenomenon by analyzing this target group from a marketing point of view in order to lay the foundations for a strategy to counteract them.

  • Type: Case Study
  • Published on: 20th May, 2018
  • Keywords: Foreign Fighters, Hybrid War, Counteracting Propaganda, Marketing Strategies
  • Pages: 17-21
  • Received: 24th April, 2018
  • Final revision and acceptance: 19th May, 2018
Maria OPREA
 

Ethics, a philosophical discipline, formulates a set of principles that must be followed, in respect of good and truth, fundamental values of humanity. The world of scientific research, of all kinds, also obeys moral imperatives and principles and is called upon to answer to society not only in relation to the discoveries themselves but, above all, in relation to the possible destructive effects on man or his life environment. The researcher in the sphere of social sciences is more involved in the act of responsibility, the more the topic subject of the study is the individual, the social group, the social environment. He must rigorously follow the principles and requirements of fair, honest, objective studies that do not harm the dignity of the human being. In line with the ethical rigors of scientific research, the article aims to highlight some aspects of respecting the principle of confidentiality and anonymity in qualitative research in the field of sociology, with reference to the study of vulnerable groups in Arad County.

  • Type: Case Study
  • Published on: 20th May, 2018
  • Keywords: Scientific research, Ethical requirements, Sociology, Responsibility, Arad County
  • Pages: 23-31
  • Received: 5th April, 2018
  • Final revision and acceptance: 19th May, 2018
Ludmila PROFIR
 

Financial performance is often difficult to achieve by economic entities, especially in the current economic context and successful models of some companies constitute examples of good practice for aspirants. Cash-flow explains investment because it contains information about future flows of cash and because investment is made in pursuit of future income. Therfore, the purpose of this paper is to analyze the relationship between cash-flow, investment and net income. The target population of the study was the companies listed and traded on the Bucharest Stock Exchange during 2012-2016. The results of this empirical study showed that most of the companies listed and traded on BVB that earn profit constantly generate cash-flow and 65% of the companies listed and traded on BVB during the period 2012-2016 show a satisfactory long-term financial balance.

  • Type: Case Study
  • Published on: 20th May, 2018
  • Keywords: Financial information, Financial statement analysis, Investment, Cash-flow analysis
  • Pages: 33-38
  • Received: 15th April, 2018
  • Final revision and acceptance: 19th May, 2018
Vicentiu Cosmin VLAD, Florin-Alexandru LUCA
 

Foreign fighters (FF), that is, all those people who leave their countries of origin or residence to participate in a foreign armed conflict are strongly attracted by the terrorist groups, which by their symbols and propaganda can be considered as genuine brands; their mission is to restore archaic Islam as the only possible choice and the only alternative to preserving Western values. To achieve this, it was necessary to build a strong brand to represent the founding and fundamental values of Islam, a brand that could influence the common feelings of the resurrection of Islam. In this article, we intend to explore new strategic approaches to digital marketing and tactical applications to develop a brand and new product, alternately to the more developed and more desirable terrorist group format.

  • Type: Case Study
  • Published on: 20th May, 2018
  • Keywords: Digital marketing, Foreign Fighters, Brand
  • Pages: 39-43
  • Received: 24th April, 2018
  • Final revision and acceptance: 19th May, 2018
Carmen CIORNEA
 

The trial of „Teodorescu Alexandru and others” batch, so tragic in its consequences, keeps alive only two of 16 people: Rădulescu Nicolae and Mihăilescu Emanoil, true disciples of Father Daniil Sandu Tudor, who have reverently preserved in their hearts the shape of the Burning Altar’s flames. The present study is an updated biography of George Văsîi from those times’ reality from the confessors Nicolae Rădulescu and Emanoil Mihăilescu’s perspective. The analogy between the two recall points of view, conveyed by the former students who belonged to „The Burning Altar” group, represents, in our opinion, an effective technique of the historical truth reconstruction. The same reasons, of objective restitution and investigation of George Văsâi, the Faculty of Architecture student within „The Burning Altar” batch, led to the consultation of the Archives of the National Council for the Study of Security Archives (ACNSAS), from where we selected a series of documents concerning directly Văsîi George.

  • Type: Case Study
  • Published on: 20th May, 2018
  • Keywords: Father Daniil Sandu Tudor, George Vasaîi, Orthodoxy, The Burning Altar, Faculty of Architecture
  • Pages: 45-49
  • Received: 13th May, 2018
  • Final revision and acceptance: 19th May, 2018
Mariana Lucia BUCUR-SABO, Florin Alexandru LUCA
 

At the anniversary celebration - 70 years from the founding of the Iasi Branch of the Romanian Academy, we celebrate the leading light of Professor Univ. Dr. Petre Mâlcomete by evoking biographical coordinates with specific quantitative and qualitative accumulations, as well as some characteristics and qualities that, in our opinion, made possible a long and prodigious career.

  • Type: Perspective, opinion and commentary
  • Published on: 20th May, 2018
  • Keywords: Petre Mâlcomete, Marketing, Founder of the School of Marketing
  • Pages: 51-55
  • Received: 20th April, 2018
  • Final revision and acceptance: 19th May, 2018
Irene-Elena PAPUC, Anamaria-Cristina ANDREI
 

We are talking today about innovation, technology, science and more recently we are talking about ,,smart cities”. The "smart city" phenomenon has developed a lot over the last 20 years. We are talking about intelligent cities along and across the globe, because it is a current subject and a need. The objective of this article is to analyze and define the term "smart city", focusing on definitions, features, global trends, and smart administration in these future cities around the globe.

  • Type: Review Article
  • Published on: 21th June, 2018
  • Keywords: Smart city, Smart administration, Public policies
  • Pages: 57-62
  • Received: 30th April, 2018
  • Final revision and acceptance: 30th May, 2018