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
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
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
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