Volume 6, Issue 4, December 2016 

 

1. QUALITY ASSURANCE IN ACADEMIC MANAGEMENT IN EGYPT

 

Asser KHAMIS
The Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Bucharest,

Romania
 

An institutional system timetable for performance evaluation and quality control within higher education institutions is done for higher education institutions to carry out a periodical self-assessment study for development engagements for maximizing points of strength and improving points of weaknesses based on the self-assessment reports recommendations and feedback. ...

2. PROFESSIONALIZATION OF THE TEACHING CAREER IN PRE-UNIVERSITY EDUCATION

 

Constanța POPESCU

Roxana SURCEL (GEORGESCU)
Valahia University of Târgovişte, Târgovişte
Romania

 

The governing strategy for education 2016-2020 relies on major investments in human resources, investments made both for professionalization of the teaching career and for reconsideration of the didactical levels system. The community’s expectations in terms of teaching staff’s skills are high. Teachers qualify for one or two speciality disciplines which means a high level of academic education. Knowledge is continuously updated through improvement programmes which ensure a minimum number of 90 transferable credits every 5 years. The traditional role of the information sender is obsolete. There emerge new roles of the modern teacher: resource person, instructor and adviser towards documentation and information, supporter of transdisciplinarity, expert in learning situations presented to pupils, researcher with innovation valences in the discipline didactics, assessor of the learning progress of each pupil, responsible and organiser of the interpersonal relationships which are established in schools or intermediary of such relations with community. The objective of the focus group research as investigation method was to outline the perception of the teaching staff in pre-university education in Dambovita on the “professionalization” model of the teaching career. The sample of the teaching staff in pre-university education, high school, on which the focus group research was conducted, was made up 9 teachers with different expertise, seniority and qualification levels in education so as to ensure representativity and lead to pertinent conclusions with regards to skills which teachers in pre-university education should have in order to practice the teaching profession. ...

3. ASPECTS REGARDING GREEN ECONOMY’S MANAGEMENT

 

Alina GHEORGHE

Artifex University from Bucharest, Bucharest
Romania

Florea PÂRVU
The Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Bucharest
Romania
 

This paper highlights the important role of the globally’s green economy. In this direction, the specialized literature was researched, both nationally and internationally, pointing out a close connection between green economy and green tourism or ecotourism. Green economy contributes to the welfare of communities through ecotourism, both in financial terms as well as socio-cultural ones, representing a "constant" in the process of sustainable development. Ecotourism marketing and a proper applicability of a performant territorial management are the main factors that contribute to the niche tourism's development. In the green tourism field, differentiation of small businesses is done through quality oftheir services related to their costs. That is the main reason why, ecotourism certification represents the highest level of services quality offered to customers. ...

4. NEW APPROACHES OF INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT USED IN CONTEXT OF TERRITORIAL INTELLIGENCE

 

Cristina DIMA
The Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Bucharest
Romania
 

The efficiency of public investments is based on the identification and analysis of economic indicators and the main tool of analysis and valuation of investment projects is cost-benefit analysis. Within it, the emphasis is on the economic impact generated by the projects implementation. Context of sustainable development as growth and competitiveness in European plan, investment strategies implies the use a social and economic perspective, taking into account the benefits allocation and use of resources in the long term. The social and cultural environment issues and the generated impact, it integrates the principles of the territorial intelligence based on the use of information technology and increased territorial connectivity between people, organizations and communities. The article intends to present public investment management approach taking into account the specifics and planning needs of the territory and identifying new approaches in area that were based on documentary analysis of current methodologies. The study results demonstrate the need to evaluate investment efficiency taking into account the three priorities: territorial economic intelligence, territorial strategic intelligence and management of territorial communities. ...

5. RELATIONAL APPROACHES REGARDING FUNCTIONS AND PROCESSES WITHIN THE SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT

 

Gheorghe MINCULETE

Polixenia OLAR
Carol I National Defense University, Bucharest
Romania
 

The effective management of the supply-delivery chain ensures the necessary quantity of goods and services where needed, at the right time, in the required quantity and at the best price. To this end, simply put, the supply-delivery chain is defined as an umbrella process under which products are created and delivered to the customers. The management of the supply-delivery chain ensures the improvement of the management of the fluxes which begin with the supplier of the supplier and end with the customer of the customer. There are Physical fluxes circulating between the partners who make up the supply-delivery chain, which are oriented from uphill to downhill (there are also physical fluxes oriented towards the financial fluxes which are oriented from downhill to uphill, and the fluxes of information which circulate both ways, preceding, accompanying or following the physical and financial fluxes). The current economic circumstances require from firms short term objectives, such as the downsizing of stockpiles, the increase of income combined with the maintaining of constant fixed expenditure, the improvement of performance. In the current article we briefly present, under a relational aspect, the functional structures or the components of the supply-delivery chain and some related processes which play a fundamental role in the effective functioning of partners interconnected in business processes. ...

6. CUSTOMERS' PRICE FAIRNESS PERCEPTIONS ON HOTEL SERVICES: INSIGHTS INTO ROMANIAN MARKET

 

Diana Maria VRÂNCEANU

Claudia Elena ȚUCLEA
The Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Bucharest
Romania
 

Price fairness perceptions for hotel services is a topic of interest, considering the particularities of price setting process in this area and the variety of factors that influence hotel prices. The present study aims to investigate some aspects of price fairness perceptions for hotel prices in Romania, using a national survey on hotel services customers. The main objectives of the study are oriented on investigating: the behaviour and feelings associated with unfair prices, the attitude to hotel prices, the perceived motives that determine hotel price increases, the information behaviour on price changes. The main results show that price is important for customers in choosing hotel services, the main factors associated with price increases being related to the desire of seller to increase profit and to the cost increases. The customers' reactions when they are confronted with unfair prices refers especially on changing the rebuying behaviour, while the most important way to acquire information on price increases is to analyse the competitors' prices. The decisional implications of this research refer to the management of pricing process and to the communications associated with price changes. ...