The 4th edition of the HUB Event was held in a special environment, at the Sâmbăta Academy. The Monastery which was first founded by Martyr Prince Constantin Brâncoveanu was completed by efforts of the Vicar Antonie Plămădeală, who redesigned and rebuilt from the foundations this center of spirituality, culture, science and art.
Specific to our HUB events, these days of early December were dedicated to both scientific and relaxing activities in a relaxed, cheerful and stress free venue. In a rather informal program, ten researchers from different scientific areas had the chance to present their research in depth and receive feedback. Even during the relaxation and touristic activities, the scientific dialog has continues, resulting in talks about joint research projects and interdisciplinary approaches to several issues.
Editia a 4-a a HUB-ului a avut loc ca și ediția secundă într-un cadru turistic aparte, la Academia Sâmbăta. Opera începută de voievodul martir Constantin Brâncoveanu, a fost desăvârşită de măreaţa ctitorie a Î.P.S Sale Dr. Antonie Plămădeală, cel care a gândit şi refăcut din temelii acest centru de spiritualitate, cultură, știință și artă.
Specific evenimentelor noastre, HUB-urile sunt acele zile în care cercetătorii poposesc într-un loc cu lume relaxată, veselă iar stresul și grijile sunt călcate în picioare pe preșul trist de la intrare. În cadrul unui program absolut informal, 10 cercetători din domenii științifice diferite au combinat relaxarea și turismul cu schimbul de idei practice și au prefigurat premisele dezvoltării unor proiecte de cercetare comună, interdisciplinară.
THE ROMANIAN FOUNDATION FOR BUSINESS INTELLIGENCE, Events Department
LUCIAN BLAGA UNIVERSITY OF SIBIU, The Faculty of Theology
Professor Dumitru Zaiț, Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iași, Romania
Associate Professor Constantin Necula, Lucian Blaga University of Sibiu, Romania
Professor Claude Martin, Université Pierre Mendès France de Grenoble, France
Professor Ludmila Sterbova, University of Economics, Prague, Czech Republic
Professor Tawfiq Rkibi, Rector Universidade Europeia, Lisboa, Portugal
Professor Stanka Tonkova, University of National and World Economy, Bulgaria
Professor Blandine Vanderlinden, ICHEC Brussels Management School, Belgium
Editor-in-Chief: Dan Serghie
FRIA members of the Organization Committee:
Senior Editor: Adriana Ungureanu
Editor: Diana Aramă
Editor: Vlad Asoltanei
Editor: Cristian Marin
A review of the previous HUBS:
I. Keynote Speakers
Professor Dumitru Zaiț & Professor Adriana Zaiț
Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iași. Dumitru Zaiț is the President and Founding Member of the “Cross-Cultural Management Journal” and affiliated publications.
Workshop Theme: The Methodology of Research. Substantiating scientific hypotheses. Quantitative vs. Qualitative research.
- Substantiating scientific hypotheses
- Scientific research: connection between the philosophical, conceptual, methodological and empirical approach
- The research process: sequence of steps for building, solving and communicating the results of research
- Controversy, confusion, temptations and major errors. The role of abductive method.
- Induction = generalization of properties or characteristics based on the study of a limited number of cases
- Deduction = derivation of correct statements of other validated statements: obtaining (deducting) true sentences (statements) from other true sentences (statements) on logical bases.
- Hypothesis: interim statement, consistent supposition resulting as a result of logical reasoning or based on a specific insights
- Steps for quantitative variables
- Building processes of the hypothesis
- The qualitative approach vs. quantitative approach
- The definitions of the qualitative and quantitative approaches and their comparison.
- Fundamentarea ipotezelor științifice
- Cercetarea ştiinţifică: conexiune între abordarea filosofică, conceptuală, metodologică si empirica
- Proces de cercetare: succesiune de faze pentru construirea, rezolvarea şi comunicarea rezultatelor unei cercetări
- Controverse, confuzii, tentaţii şi erori majore. Rolul metodei abductive.
- Inducţia = generalizarea de proprietati sau caracteristici pe baza studiului unui numar limitat de cazuri
- Deducţia = derivarea de enunturi corecte din altele validate : obţinerea (deducerea) de propoziţii (enunţuri) adevărate din alte enunţuri (propoziţii) adevărate, pe baze logice.
- Ipoteza: enunţ cu caracter provizoriu, supoziţie consistentă rezultată din raţionamente logice sau pe baza unei intuiţii specifice
- Etapele constructiei– cazul variabilelor cantitative
- Procedee de construcţie a ipotezelor
2. Abordarea calitativă vs abordarea cantitativă
- Definirea și compararea abordărilor calitative și cantitative
Associate Professor Pr. Constantin NECULA
Lucian Blaga University of Sibiu, Scientific Editor of FRIA Editorial Department – Studies in Theology, Ethics and Culture
II. Workshop: The process of articles review
Adina Roxana MUNTEANU
PR Manager, FRIA Events Department
The workshop was dedicated to the process of article review. The main themes that were discussed were the ethics in the academic writing and academic reviewing, the structure of the article (tips & tricks for a better structure), recommendations to improving the article and key points for the reviewer (check lists for the review process).
Community Builder, SEA Events Department
Dumitru Zaiț – Professor, Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iași, Founder and President of ”Cross-Cultural Management Journal and affiliated publications
Adriana Zaiț – Professor, Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iași
Dan SERGHIE – Director, Romanian Foundation for Business Intelligence; PhD, Editor-in-Chief, FRIA Editorial Department
Marius ANDREESCU, Andra PURAN
NATURAL BASIS AND UNITY OF LAW
The philosophical inquiry on the law, as opposed to positive legal sciences is keen to find answers and arguments as nuanced and elaborate as possible to questions and issues such as: the origin and meanings of law, legal phenomenon, the legitimacy of legal rules or the purpose of law. In this paper we summarize the evolution from a historical point of view of the main theories and thinking on the origin, meaning and purpose of law as an ideological sub-system. Arguments are brought for the contemporaneousness and importance of jusnaturalistic theories because in relation to human and rationality it best explains the unity and stability of the law not only as normative system, but especially as rational reality of value, by establishing certain rights inherent to human being, it demonstrates the timelessness of law, as an expression of rational paradigms valid in all times, which can be determined and understood in the historical evolution and fluctuation of positive law.
RENEWABLE ENERGY INVESTMENTS DURING 2004-2015 PERIOD
The article presents important considerations on the renewable energy investments from world and European level. The paper points out Europe's position in the current world context. Research is an exploratory one, being supported by statistical interpretations made by the author based on analysis of the "Global Trends in the renewable energy sector" report (2016), United Nations Environment Programme in collaboration with Bloomberg under the auspices of the School of Finance and Management in Frankfurt. Conceptually, the paper presents the most important points of the oscillation investments in the renewable energy sector worldwide. The level of investment in the renewable energy sector offers an accurate picture of the extent of decarbonisation.
Adelina ȘTEFÂRȚA, Eman AYOUB
CREATIVITY IN TRAINING SPECIALISTS WORKING WITH VIOLENT FAMILIES
The people that suffered domestic violence should learn to teach themselves, to acquire social experiences and knowledge on their own, to learn how to develop their relationships with other people on the basis of confidence and partnership and be gender sensitive, to learn to collaborate, to make a team successfully, and to learn how to exchange generously their experiences with others. Our training project is built on the non-violence ethics and philosophy. It has a strong ground based on acquiring knowledge through one`s own experience. During each meeting the participants get the power, that is the right to be a competent part in a training dialogue. The participants become active players of the teaching process.
THE MORAL-SOCIAL MESSAGE OF THE BURNING ALTAR MOVEMENT
The presentation was focused on the documentary evidence about the Fr. Daniil Sandu Tudor and other members of the cultural and spiritual movement of the Burning Pyre “Rugul Aprins”. The researcher presented facts that are unknown or little known about the members of the movement, including the treatment that Fr. Daniil Sandu Tudor endured during the communist regime. Moreover, the researcher presented the role of Saint Antim Ivireanul as an intellectual, as a philanthropist, and as a layman.
The present paper, as the title has announced, proposes a discussion about the moral-social dimension of Education provided by “The Burning Altar“ Association, the legal period - spiritual movement whose mentor is Sandu Tudor. “The Burning Altar“ movement consisted in a group of some of the most important intellectuals (theologians and laity) of the era that, given the deep ties of friendship between them, come together around mutual spiritual preoccupation. The catalyst is, again, Sandu Tudor.
Ostracized under communist totalitarianism, both secular intellectuals and clerics were aware of their duty to discover the deep spiritual levels of Christianity to provide a possibility to survive as a human beings against the aggression of an aberrant modernity. In our attempt to reconstruct a truthful image of “The Burning Altar“ in that time, we combine the documents from the C.N.S.A.S. (National Council for Studying the Security Archives) archive with memoirs but also with the interview of the only person who, nowadays, can testify about what the prayer of the heart meant for students, but also for “the elders“ who belonged to this spiritual movement - Father Nicolae Bordaşiu.
HOW UNIVERSAL ARE THE UNIVERSAL HUMAN RIGHTS
The main theme of the presentation was situated on the human rights in the context of the refugees’ situation in European countries, including Romania. The Universal Declaration of Human Rights was debated in depth, including a parallel between this specific document and the Constitution of Romania. Moreover, the researcher raised several economic issues concerning the positive human rights and then the discussion also touched upon the natural rights topic and the evolution of the philosophical ideas since Plato until modern times.
AN AUTOBIOGRAPHY NOVEL OF A UNKNOWN WRITER: “BLANDINA” BY MARGARETA MILLER-VERGHY
Subject of the PhD thesis of the researcher, the life and work of the Romanian author Margareta Miller-Verghy was briefly presented. It is interesting to note that the history of Romanian literature has almost forgot about this prolific author that had a carried of several decades. This Romanian author has written extensively in both Romanian and French, as other authors in the same epoch. The novel “Blandina” is an autobiographic novel which catches glimpses of the life of the author in the context of her specific timeline, focusing on the life journey of the main character.
EXPLANATORY THEORIES AND METHODS FOR DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN
The presentation aimed to highlight some of the most representative theories explaining the phenomenon of domestic violence. The theories were presented and discussed from the perspective of methods that could be applied to diminish the domestic violence phenomenon.
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