Volume 4, Issue 3, September 2014 

 

1. DECISION MAKING AND INNOVATION DIAGNOSIS WITHIN AERO-SPACE SECTOR

Cristian VIZITIU
The Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Bucharest
Romania
Vlad VĂLEANU
Space Applications for Human Health and Safety, Institute of Space Science, Bucharest
Romania
Adrian TANŢĂU
The Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Bucharest
Romania
Ruxandra VIZITIU
College of Romanian Psychologists, Bucharest
Romania
Mihaela MARIN
Space Applications for Human Health and Safety, Institute of Space Science, Bucharest
Romania
Alexandru NISTORESCU
Space Applications for Human Health and Safety, Institute of Space Science, Bucharest
Romania
 

The triggering cause of the present research is given by the high complexity of the interdisciplinary technical projects carried out by means of Systems Engineering (SE) methodology, and implicitly by the well acknowledged needs in the field for more advanced decision making tools to increase the projects efficiency and innovativeness. This study takes into consideration a novel theoretical decision making and knowledge creation diagnosis model for SE, entitled DiagnoSE, which is based on the Cognitive-Emotional and Explicit-Tacit knowledge dyads, for applying it within Romanian aero-space sector, implicitly upon 197 SE decision makers, for contributing to the Romanian SE management efficiency. Based on the principle that distinguishes the first dyad as a mechanism for accessing knowledge from the second dyad, and on numerically quantified pairwise comparisons, there was diagnosed the Romanian aero-space SE professionals’ perceptions on decisions making, and also knowledge creation dynamics within interdisciplinary teams. The quantitative research revealed notably results especially by the high weight of Emotional Criterion with respect to Romanian SE experts’ preferences for accessing their own experiences, and furthermore, by the need for achieving innovations through continuous knowledge spirals. The herein study brings a practical and unique image upon the Romanian interdisciplinary working environment based on SE in the aero-space sector by applying DiagnoSE instrument in order to determine and analyze the decision making and knowledge creation aspects of paramount importance in enhancing the Romanian SE teams’ management, and even furthermore, in providing a basis for other researches regarding SE based working environments in aero-space sectors and not merely. ...

2. PERCEIVING RISK OF AUTOMOBILE DRIVERS ON MOBILE PHONE USAGE WHILE DRIVING IN IBADAN METROPOLIS, NIGERIA

Hope Oyemami OLUMAMI
University of Ibadan, Ibadan
Nigeria
Thomas Kolawole OJO
University of Cape Coast
Ghana
Dickson Okoree MIREKU
University of Cape Coast
Ghana
 

The cross sectional study of perceived risk of automobile drivers using mobile phone while driving was carried using 250 questionnaires on habits and experience of automobile drivers in Ibadan Metropolis, Nigeria. The questionnaires were served through purposive random sampling technique at mechanic workshops in the metropolis. This was supported with the use of secondary data from FRSC, journals and unpublished thesis. The analysis of the data revealed that, majority of the respondents do not whether partially or totally make or receive calls, send or read text messages, switch off or use cell phones in traffic. A further analysis showed that, a higher percentage of the respondents had not experienced road traffic accidents and run a stop sign, as a result of using mobile phone while driving. But most of the respondents had experienced slower reaction time to traffic signs and objects and lost control from using mobile phone while driving.  ...

3. CONSIDERATIONS ON THE PRICING STRATEGY FOR THE PRODUCT LINE

Gabriel MIREA
The Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Bucharest
Romania
 

Many of the companies offer for selling a product line, that is a closely interrelated products group, which operates in a similar manner, there are generally sold to the same customer groups, there are distributed through the same type of distribution channels and ranges between the same price limits, which makes the process for establishing the price strategy to become extremely complex. Throughout this article, I have highlighted the role of the price in the firm's strategy, I have presented some price strategies, commonly used in the product lines, and in the end I have tried to emit a series of predictions on the price strategies under acceleration of the globalization process.. ...

4. QUALITY MANAGEMENT IN ROMANIA’S PRIVATE AND STATE HOSPITALS

Ruxandra DINULESCU
Laura Violeta VOICU

The Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Bucharest
Romania
 

As the people are constantly changing, so are the institutions. The population begin to have greater expectations from industries that directly involves them. One of them is the hospital. As time goes by, people demand a certain level of quality and improvement. To meet their requirements, hospital's managers thought of applying the quality management principles. In Romania, quality management began to be applied both in state and in private hospitals. ...