Volume 3, Issue 2, June 2013 

 

1. A SHORT LITERATURE REVIEW IN INFORMATION SYSTEMS SECURITY MANAGEMENT APPROACHES

Ioannis KOSKOSAS

International Hellenic University, Thessaloniki – Moudania,

Greece

This study provides a short literature review in information systems security (ISS) approaches either technical or non-technical in nature. Although, the benefits and uses of the technical information systems security approaches are valuable, there is still a need to investigate the alternative non-technical approaches or at least, to find a way to combine them in a more appropriate and thus, successful way. In doing so, this paper presents the available methods and techniques in information systems security in an attempt to shed some light into how these alternative approaches could be used in benefit of information systems security. ...

2. ECONOMICS OF CRISIS VERSUS CRISIS OF ECONOMICS: THE FALL OF CAPITALISM AND THE REMAKE OF THE ECONOMIC WORLD ORDER

Ana-Madalina POTCOVARU

The Bucharest Academy of Economic Studies, Bucharest,

Romania

The world in which we live in is changing. And rapidly. The global economic crisis that is our living companion since 2007 might change the world for ever. Our beloved democracies, the US and the European Union, or even Japan are no longer the main economic forces that drive the world’s economy. New countries are rising towards becoming the top economies and most of these are not belonging to the western world, nor are functional democracies. But why is this happening? Why are we losing so fast all our power and influence? Well, one main cause might be that every major civilization develops, peaks, and eventually falls. This article insists on our cultural and demographic topics, which are the main reasons for this downward trend. ...

3. THE IMPACT OF BUSINESS PROCESS MANAGEMENT ON ORGANIZATIONAL STRATEGY

Vlad BALANESCU

The Bucharest Academy of Economic Studies, Bucharest,

Romania

Paul SOARE

The Bucharest Academy of Economic Studies, Bucharest,

Romania

Vlad BELICIU

The Bucharest Academy of Economic Studies, Bucharest,

Romania

Cristina ALPOPI

The Bucharest Academy of Economic Studies, Bucharest,

Romania

 

In this paper I attempted to establish a link between business process management and strategic management. After the introduction, in the second chapter I made a short presentation of business process and business process management, what the concept entails and prospects. The third chapter contains a definition of strategic management and some key issues of this concept that are pertinent in relation to business process management. Finally, the fourth chapter focuses of the impact that business process management has on organizational strategy as a whole and on its components. ...

4. MANAGING CHANGES FOR IMPLEMENTING TQM IN INNOVATION PROCESS

Cosmin DOBRIN

The Bucharest Academy of Economic Studies, Bucharest,

Romania

Ana-Maria STANCIUC

The Bucharest Academy of Economic Studies, Bucharest,

Romania

 

The purpose of this article is to study the application of total quality management in the innovation process. This article describes and evaluates concepts and techniques in the field of quality and innovation and identify and symbiosis between these two philosophies. ...

5. LEAN PRODUCTION SYSTEM AT ASSA ABLOY ROMANIA-THE 5S

Ana-Maria GRIGORE

The Bucharest Academy of Economic Studies, Bucharest

 Romania

Georgiana Andreea CIOANA

The Bucharest Academy of Economic Studies, Bucharest

 Romania

 

The transition to lean production is difficult. Creating and sustaining an organizational culture where learning and continuous improvement are a priority is a challenge. Assa Abloy is a multinational organization that focuses on quality and employee empowerment. In the last few years Assa Abloy Romania drove out activities that do not create value in the eyes of the customer. This article is a continuation of a previous research (Grigore and Badea, 2012) that focused on the same subject and provides other example of successful lean lessons. ... 

6. THE ROLE OF INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF LEISURE SERVICES

Ana-Maria-Viorica MITRACHE

The Bucharest Academy of Economic Studies, Bucharest

 Romania

Madalina-Gabriela NECEA

The Bucharest Academy of Economic Studies, Bucharest

 Romania

 

The fast development of the information and communication technology in the last few years and its impact on the society and the economy are reasons for investigating the issues regarding this sensitive field of activity. Starting with a short history of telecommunications around the world, the article reveals the role of cell phones, radio, and TV in leisure activities, disclosing both their benefits and drawbacks. Furthermore, the study explores the computers and internet, as vital elements in contemporary society. In the end of the article a case study regarding the use of information and communication technology in leisure activities is disclosed. ...

7. WHY ENTREPRENEUR OVERCONFIDENCE AFFECT ITS PROJECT FINANCIAL CAPABILITY: EVIDENCE FROM TUNISIA USING THE BAYESIAN NETWORK METHOD

Salima TAKTAK

University of Sfax, Sfax,

Tunisia

Mohamed Ali AZOUZI

University of Sfax, Sfax,

Tunisia

Mohamed TRIKI

University of Sfax, Sfax,

Tunisia

 

 

This article discusses the effect of the entrepreneur’s profile on financing his creative project. It analyzes the impact of overconfidence on improving perceptions financing capacity of the project. To analyze this relationship we used networks as Bayesian data analysis method. Our sample is composed of 200 entrepreneurs. Our results show a high level of entrepreneur’s overconfidence positively affects the evaluation of financing capacity of the project. ...