Afaf KHOUILED, Florin-Alexandru LUCA, Hicham MAHDJOUBA, Sami Mohammed BENNOUNA

Movements and institutions concerned with consumer protection request to improve the standard of living of individuals and improve the quality of life for them. Consumerism among consumers, promoting them to keep pace with developments in various fields, raising their awareness of the risks that threaten their security and safety, and informing them of scientific, health and economic knowledge so that the consumer obtains his full rights without being exposed to fraud or marketing deception. Rationalizing consumer purchasing behavior, as this study was conducted on a sample of consumers in the state of Ouargla, and a questionnaire was used as a tool for the study, so the number of questionnaires used reached 200 forms), and the results showed that: There is a weak direct correlation estimated at (28%) between consumer protection associations purchasing behavior; The Consumer Protection Association played a weak role in providing targeted promotional programs to educate and rationalize consumers.

  • Citation: Khouiled, A., Luca, F.A., Mahdjouba, H., Bennouna S.M. (2023). The role of consumer protection associations in rationalizing consumer purchasing behavior – an example of consumer research in the state of Ouargla. Management Intercultural, XXV (50), 7-17.
  • Published on: 5 April 2023
  • Keywords: consumer protection; consumer protection associations; purchasing behavior; rationalization of behavior; consumer awareness;
  • Pages: 7-17
  • Received: 25 February 2023
  • Final revision and acceptance: 4 April 2023
Mihaela Nicoleta GHIȚĂ (DUȚĂ)

Business ethics reflect the norms and developments of each historical period. On the other hand, everyone needs ethics to build a social infrastructure that is vital for progress. At the organizational level managers generally act on the basis of their beliefs, values and strategies financially motivated, and workers interact in various contexts, marked by ethical controversies. Today, a multitude of factors underlie the ethical dilemmas that affect business and individual decisions, in any profession, organization, at the level of each individual's daily activities. These decisions are not only business critical, but also very important in terms of creating or sustaining the right balance within the firm and between the firm and the society in which it operates. This is why the role of ethics is very important these days, with a significant impact in the direction of gaining business reputation and gaining the competitive edge needed to make business as profitable as possible. Ethical management must be based on principles and guidelines that help managers make informed and correct choices, so that they can balance the economic interests with the social responsibilities of the companies they lead. The paper can guide managers who want to understand their own ethical behavior and of others in the organization, it provides guidance to act in an ethical direction.

  • Citation: Ghiță M.N. (2023). The impact of ethical practices on the competitiveness of companies. Management Intercultural, XXV (50), 19-23.
  • Published on: 5 June 2023
  • Keywords: business ethics; ethical practices; ethical management;
  • Pages: 19-23
  • Received: 28 May 2023
  • Final revision and acceptance: 4 April 2023
Mouloud TEBIB

This article is an overview and presentation of the fundamental and major ideas of François-Régis Mahieu’s book “New Economic Anthropology”, published by the prestigious editor” Routledge“, which is an important and original work. It offers a different perspective from what we are accustomed to in the field of economic anthropology. The author examines the tension between anthropology and economics, as well as the ideas of “freedom”, “person”, and “responsibility”, with a positive outlook.

  • Citation: Tebib M. (2023). ”New economic anthropology” of François-Régis Mahieu: presentation and commentary. Management Intercultural, XXV (50), 19-23.
  • Published on: 25 June 2023
  • Keywords: new economic anthropology; review, commentary; Mahieu;
  • Pages: 25-30
  • Received: 2 March 2023
  • Final revision and acceptance: 23 June 2023

This article addresses the phenomenon of deviance and juvenile delinquency through a sociological reading of the two fundamental concepts (deviance and delinquency), through the study of the transformation of the deviant act into a delinquent act, the knowledge of the differences between these two concepts with the edge of the different models of deviance, the knowledge of the different kinds of (formal) social reactions represented by official institutions, and the informal reaction to such behaviour by someone who is committed outside the norms of society and transgresses established laws, while focusing on mechanisms that help adolescents and minors to leave the circle of deviance and delinquency.

  • Citation: Benazouz H., Menani H. (2023). Juvenile delinquency and deviance: a conceptual analysis of the transition from deviance to delinquency. Management Intercultural, XXV (51), 55-61.
  • Published on: 2 October 2023
  • Keywords: deviance sociology; delinquency; juvenile deviance; adolescent; recidivism;
  • Pages: 55-61
  • Received: 31 August 2023
  • Final revision and acceptance: 28 September 2023
Bianca-Maria URSACHE

This article examines the practices present in two firms as part of a group in Romania, with a focus on their impact from employees' perspective. The study employs a mixed research approach, combining qualitative and quantitative methods to gain a comprehensive understanding of the development and evaluation practices in the organization. The research findings reveal the effectiveness of onboarding programs in providing essential information to new employees, while mentoring programs require improvement. The evaluation process consists of 360-degree assessments and objective setting, but some employees perceive subjectivity and incomplete coverage of relevant elements.

  • Citation: Ursache B.-M. (2023). The development of human resources in two real estate companies in Romania. Management Intercultural, XXV (51), 63-68.
  • Published on: 2 November 2023
  • Keywords: human resource development; 360 evaluation; swanson theory; human resource wheel; organization;
  • Pages: 63-68
  • Received: 29 July 2023
  • Final revision and acceptance: 1 November 2023
Angelica-Nicoleta NECULĂESEI (ONEA)

Taking measures regarding the inclusion of students with disabilities should be a concern for all universities. Both nationally and internationally, there are models of best practices that can provide guidance in this regard. Some of these are presented in this article, by way of example, in the hope that they could serve as a starting point and/or inspiration for future initiatives.

  • Citation: Neculăesei (Onea) A.-N. (2023). Best Practices for the Inclusion of Students with Disabilities. Management Intercultural, XXV (51), 69-74.
  • Published on: 11 November 2023
  • Keywords: diversity; inclusion; good practices; students with disabilities; higher education institutions;
  • Pages: 69-74
  • Received: 12 September 2023
  • Final revision and acceptance: 10 November 2023
Meriem TOUIL

The estimation of the impact of financial liberalization on economic growth in Algeria during the period 1990 – 2022 by an autoregressive VAR regression model shows that the financial development indicators, which are the credits granted to the private sector and the money supply, do not influence positively on the gross domestic product while the inflation rate negatively affects the GDP. The success of financial liberalization for the benefit of economic growth is conditioned by the respect of certain preconditions such as macroeconomic stability and financial development allowing the creation of a sphere encouraging savings and local and foreign investment favoring production to get rid of the rentier nature of financing the economy which puts the banking and financial sector outside its role of financial intermediation.

  • Citation: Touil M. (2023). The financial liberalization: has it fostered economic growth in Algeria? Management Intercultural, XXV (51), 75-100.
  • Published on: 11 December 2023
  • Keywords: models of financial liberalization, economic growth, VAR (Time series models);
  • Pages: 75-100
  • Received: 04 October 2023
  • Final revision and acceptance: 10 December 2023
Daniela Nicoleta BOTONE

The present study is a descriptive, exploratory approach, which aims to carry out a short conceptual analysis for the main predictors that describe the criminal behavior of the sociopathic type. Among them, in addition to the favorable environment, the authors describe the presence of the weapon in the criminal's social environment, considered one of the most important predictors of the development of sociopathic behavior. Added to this is the existence of defense mechanisms specific to the sociopathic personality.

  • Citation: Botone D.N. (2023). Predictors of sociophatic behavior. Management Intercultural, XXV (51), 101-106.
  • Published on: 11 December 2023
  • Keywords: personality, aggression, sociopath, offender, weapon;
  • Pages: 101-106
  • Received: 01 October 2023
  • Final revision and acceptance: 07 December 2023
Charef IMAD

This article deals with the paradoxical relationship between social harm and punishment, through criminal irresponsibility in mental disorders, so that the universality of crime, justified by the harmful act, is challenged by several currents, including, zemiology. Therefore, a normative and theoretical, even critical, analysis has been necessary in order to overcome the definition of crime through the social harm, which has proved to be purely circumstantial in the case of an affirmative defense as in the case of mental disorder. The recognition of social harm, strongly recommended by zemiologists, as well as social and structural accountability, is very important in the development of restorative justice. Consequently, the new doctrine goes beyond the consensual discourse on the notion of crime and the usefulness of punishment.

  • Citation: Imad C. (2024). Crime and mental disorder – the paradox of social harm and punishment. Management Intercultural, XXVI (52), 7-15.
  • Published on: 30 January 2024
  • Keywords: zemiology; mental disorder; crime; social harm;
  • Pages: 7-15
  • Received: 14 December 2023
  • Final revision and acceptance: 29 January 2024
Mohammed Tayeb BELGHIT

Urban violence refers to any form of violence occurring in cities and suburbs. It may involve delinquent acts such as theft, physical assault, harassment, vandalism, etc. This article aims to provide a scientific explanation for the violent behavior and practices of young people. The observations and analyses conducted in this case study will seek, through an ethnographic approach, to go beyond the collected data in order to identify this new reality currently experienced in cities, especially in overcrowded neighborhoods, and to determine the factors contributing to the spread of this urban violence phenomenon in our towns and villages. Urban violence is a complex phenomenon that can have serious and lasting consequences on the affected individuals, families, and communities, in addition to being influenced by a variety of factors, including social inequalities, economic factors, and peer group dynamics.

  • Citation: Belghit, M. T. (2024). Urban violence and criminality: a socio-ethnographic study. Management Intercultural, XXVI (52), 17-24.
  • Published on: 24 March 2024
  • Keywords: violence; ethnography; delinquency; crisis; young people; criminality;
  • Pages: 17-24
  • Received: 29 January 2024
  • Final revision and acceptance: 23 March 2024
Béla-Gergely RÁCZ

Industry 4.0, characterized by the integration of cyber-physical systems, advanced automation, and data-driven decision-making, marks a significant shift in manufacturing. This literature review synthesizes existing research to comprehensively explore Industry 4.0, encompassing its historical context, principles, technological enablers, challenges, applications, future directions, and implications. This literature review employed a systematic approach to gather and analyze relevant research articles on Industry 4.0.

  • Citation: Rácz B.-G. (2024). Understanding industry 4.0: a literature review. Management Intercultural, XXVI (52), 17-24.
  • Published on: 24 March 2024
  • Keywords: industry 4.0; IoT; artificial intelligence;
  • Pages: 25-30
  • Received: 26 December 2023
  • Final revision and acceptance: 22 March 2024
Abdelillah BENCHERKI, Djamila BENHAMEL

The form and nature of family communication in Algeria are influenced by a range of factors, such as globalization, modernization, the technological revolution, Western influence, changes in women's roles within the context of modernity and tradition, and various other elements. These factors vary based on the unique nature, size, customs, traditions, values, cultural level, role, status, and environment of each family. Considering modern changes, how do university students perceive and represent family communication? By examining the nature and models of family communication, this study aims to provide insights into the experiences of university students. The sample included 35 participants, / students from the Institute of Humanities and Social Sciences at the University Centre of Maghnia. Conducting an interview without specific constraints, which encompassed multiple questions related to family communication. The study revealed that students mostly use phone calls and social networks to communicate with their families, usually several times a week, and the common topics were studies and personal life. Despite the distance, most students felt close to their parents. Moreover, students’ experiences with digital communication and its effect on family relationships differed.

  • Citation: Bencherki A., Benhamel D. (2024). Familly communication among university students: a preliminary investigation. Management Intercultural, XXVI (52), 31-35.
  • Published on: 12 April 2024
  • Keywords: family communication; society; student, university; tradition; modernity;
  • Pages: 31-35
  • Received: 15 February 2024
  • Final revision and acceptance: 11 April 2024