The conference Collaboration vs. competition from the series of events SEA, was organized by the Cross-Cultural Management Journal publication and with the particularly valuable support of Faculty of Econimics within University of Pitesti, faculty who played the role of the host event.
The conferences series SEA (Share. Empower. Awareness) reunites at national and international level scientists from the academic, business leaders and professionals, which change and share their creative ideas and innovative approaches, strategies and results of the investigations and debated challenges encountered in practice as well as agreed solutions. In observing the fact that the borders are beginning to rely less and less and the communities increasingly, the thematic of the Conference from Pitesti has proposed building a units between theoretical and empirical and in the light of the results of performance obtained through collaboration or competition between individuals and/or organizations. The approach to the Conference was multidisciplinary, in such a way that they have been invited to participle researchers and enthusiasts in such fields as: Economy, Management, Marketing, Anthropology, Studies of communication, Sociology, Psychology, Political Science, Language, Education, Geography, History, and Law.
At the opening of the conference Collaboration vs. competition, Dean of the Faculty of Economic sciences of the University of Pitesti, Mrs. Daniela Pîrvu thanked to audience for presence, stressed the importance of Pitesti University collaboration with Romanian Foundation for Business Intelligence and expressed delight for hosting the SEA events into faculty.
She gave the word to Mr. Rector prof. Dr. Constantin Drăghici, who stressed the important role that events such as Cooperation vs. Competition conference in the development of the knowledge society, knowledge which in turn is based on contemporary realities.
As a representative of the business of Pitesti environment, Mr Mr. Adrian Prodanel, Vice President of the National Association of Investors Arges, underlined the role of the business environment in the context of economic crisis.
He said that, as regards economic crisis, the year 2014 will not mean the end. What's more, possible termination of the crisis will leave room for a bigger challenges because the political class and the romanian society are not ready with no scenario of the recovery and management of the post-crisis realities . Mr. Prodanel presented two scenarios, one pessimistic, the second optimistic, as a result of which we can conclude that the role of human resources with specific and top preparation is as important as well as the role that the romanian state would have to stimulate fiscal policies and European funds, against a background of acute lack of predictability, be it short term.
Mr. lecturer. dr.univ. Gheorghe Săvoiu proposed audience a personal perspective on Contemporary e-management & inter-, trans-, multi-, and crossdisciplinarity. In his speech also pointed out the role that the predictability has in contemporary society, a company in which the speed of information is measured in seconds. He also emphasized the role of education in development and education of managers, respectively entrepreneurs
In the end of the first part, Mr. lecturer dr.univ. Ovidiu-Aurel Ghiuță held a lecture on "Personal branding" in which he talked about the definition of the concept of brand, its components and the value of a brand. Also, he pointed out a number of features of personal branding correlated with practical examples give meaningful, and in the end gave a series of useful advice for the construction of a brand professional for the students learn in the room.
In the second part of the Conference, have been given the best scientific works, works which have been awarded. The Boards of analysis have been led by Mrs. Mihaela Diaconu, professor, concerned Mrs Amalia Duțu, lecturer at the University of Pitesti. Mediation discussions was carried out by Mr. Ovidiu Ghiuţă - "The University Stefan cel Mare" in Suceava county, namely Miss Corina Ioan - Editor Cross-Cultural Management Journal.
We will review some of the presentations and a brief description of theme proposed by authors:
Andra GAJEVSZKY - The Academy of Economic Studies, Bucharest, Romania
THE TIMELINESS OF FINANCIAL REPORTING IN THE CONTEXT OF EUROPEAN UNION’S EMERGING ECONOMIES
”The present study released that Polish companies took an average of 86.82 days after year-end to report their financial results, followed by the Hungarian entities with an average of 88.43 days delay. The average Czech and Romanian companies took a slightly lower amount of days delay, respectively 85.68 days for Romania and 84.12 days for the Czech Republic. When the median (expressed in days) was used, the study indicated that the Polish companies have the longest time delay of 86 days, the entities from the Czech Republic have 84 days delay, while those from Romania and Hungary have a 83 days time delay.”
Adriana GÎRNEAŢĂ - Doctoral School of Management, The Bucharest Academy of Economic Studies
THE IMPORTANCE OF CLUSTERS IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE TEXTILE AND CLOTHING INDUSTRY
”Based on literature review and according to the research of actual facts, local competition is the main dynamic behind cluster development and companies’ performance. Indubitably, by competing with each other, T&C companies and the related industries tend to concentrate in a few locations which are favourable to the purchase of raw materials, to the transportation of finished products or to facilitate selling merchandise.”
Alina – Aurelia GRIGORE - Economic Studies Academy
SOCIAL ECONOMY MARKETING: A NEW AGE IN MARKETING FIELD
”The social economy concept is continuously gaining ground and can be found in numerous countries. Social enterprises are active in a variety of areas (such as providing services and producing goods) and they compete with business organizations. Therefore, the marketing field should adapt its principles and rethink its vision in order to support the third sector of the economy.”
Georgi MARINOV - Faculty of Management, University of Economics – Varna
THE PERCEPTION OF NEIGHBOUR COUNTRIES IN BULGARIA
”The image of the country can be influential in various buying decisions, especially in cases where there is a strong competition among market players and if price is not the factor of the utmost importance in demand. In a psychosemantic experiment with a repertory grid, we aim at assessing of how Bulgarian citizens build their image of other countries, especially of the neighbour ones. We find that “market dimension” and “power dimension” are the major factors in the perceptions. We find also that Bulgarian respondents consider globally important economies as more significant for the Bulgarian economy, despite the proximity vicinity of neighbour countries and their economies.”
Andreea ROŞOIU - The Academy of Economic Studies, Bucharest
MONETARY POLICY TRANSMISSION MECHANISM AND TVP-VAR MODEL
”On the other hand, after an increase in unemployment rate, the interest rate decreases in order to stimulate the economy and the greatest response is observed during the crisis, which means that the monetary policy strategy was a stimulating one. After a shock to inflation, the response of the monetary policy interest rate follows the natural course after approximately two-three months, the fastest reaction being noticed in 2006 after adopting inflation targeting strategy.”
Because the great conferences aren't just about what is available in their frame, but are centered on connecting and making new friends, the partnerships, and we have prepared for those concerned, a special program to visit the monastery Curtea de Arges and Barajul Vidraru.
Professor Dumitru Zaiț, Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iași, Romania
Manager: Editor-in-Chief, PhD Dan Serghie
Professor Maria Bedrule-Grigoruţă, Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iași, Romania
Associate Professor Irina Teodora Manolescu, Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iași, Romania
CMJ members of the Organization Committee:
Editor: Corina Anamaria Ioan
Language Advisor: Diana Prisecaru
Editor: Alexandra Lotzing Stanciu
FSE members of the Organization Committee:
Lect.univ.dr. Daniela Mihai (Management and Business Administration Department)
Lect.univ.dr. Emilia Clipici (Economy and Finance Department)
Conf.univ.dr. Luminita Șerbănescu (Accounting Department)