Liviu Warter

Liviu Warter
Center for Socio-Economic Studies and Multiculturalism, Iasi, Romania

PhD

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Introduction
I am Founder & Vice president of the Center for Socio-Economic Studies and Multiculturalism in Iasi, Romania. http://csesm.warter.ro/ I am partner of Consulting Experts-Warter from Iasi, Romania. The company is specialized in providing management, mergers, acquisitions and investments consulting. http://warter.ro/
Additional affiliations
April 2015 - present
Center for Socio-Economic Studies and Multiculturalism
Position
  • Researcher
October 2013 - September 2016
Universitatea Alexandru Ioan Cuza
Position
  • PhD Candidate/Researcher
October 2013 - September 2016
Universitatea Alexandru Ioan Cuza
Position
  • Associate Assistant Professor
Education
October 2017 - July 2019
Universitatea Alexandru Ioan Cuza
Field of study
  • Project Management
October 2013 - September 2016
Universitatea Alexandru Ioan Cuza
Field of study
  • Management
October 1992 - June 1997
Universitatea Alexandru Ioan Cuza
Field of study
  • Management

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Publications (59)
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This book concentrates on some leading questions in business ethics research in the last two decades and tries to find explanations concerning cultural issues. It focuses on the alignment or congruence between business ethics and cultural contexts with a special emphasis on Eastern European countries. The core of this book is doing business in Cent...
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This monograph is focused on intercultural issues, particularly in the global auto industry. The foreign direct investments (FDI) reasons are the result of globalization, of the need of growth and of achieving synergies. Most of the professionals consider that FDI is one of the most significant business phenomena in the past decades, but warn about...
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The impact of racist ideologies has been devastating to humanity. It has been the basis of the Nazi ideologies and of the programs to exterminate Jews and other "inferior peoples". Tolerance is arguably important in itself: it enables people to lead the lives they want without social and legal disapprobation, which brings about happiness. Neverthel...
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Understanding National Culture and Ethics in Organizations: A Study of Eastern and Central Europe explores the nexus between ethics and national culture, with a special focus on Eastern European countries. Understanding the nuances of these cultural differences as well as different perceptions of business ethics allows a finer understanding of the...
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M&A is a way to survive and succeed in a competitive global environment as a consequence of new political, monetary and regulatory issues. The complex phenomenon that M&As represent has received consistent attention from the research community over the last 30 years. Mergers and acquisitions are a strategic choice to grow quicker, enter new markets...
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This chapter intends to reveal the leading questions regarding doing business in Eastern Europe. The chapter uncovers the most important cultural issues applied to business ethics in order to improve the knowledge concerning business in Eastern Europe. We envisage, also, the nexus between intercultural elements and business ethics issues. This chap...
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People are all influenced by the cultures in which they grew up and the societies in which they live. Cultures shape our expectations, values, beliefs, and goals. Scholars and practitioners too, are modeled by their culture and society, which in turn, influence their activity. Scholars avoid some research areas due to ethical principles or choose o...
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European integration influences the way universities operate. Today the activities of a university are interrelated with market values: individualism, competition, innovation, and efficiency. Faculties, departments and academic units in universities are shaped by the new liberalist policies and managerialism by the top university management. The cu...
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Universities undergo reform processes which consist of changes in policy, changes in governance and leadership, changes in curriculum and programs. Organizational changes are necessary, but often are difficult and stressful. Attention is more and more directed to quality management in higher education throughout Europe. Many European universities a...
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This study is an analysis of the most important determinants for the European Union integration and the main processes during this activity. It focuses, also, on synergy as a success factor of EU integration. Some major findings from the European Union integration research have been synthesized. Some intercultural determinants have been identified...
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Intercultural management is a very important issue for the organizations and we can notice the special consideration of both academics and practitioners. Intercultural management findings can lead to different interpretations and might provoke specific emotional and behavioural reactions. Europe is the most diverse cultural continent in the world....
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This monograph is focused on post-investment issues, particularly on intercultural synergy, and M&A performance. The M&A reasons are the result of globalization, of the need of growth and of achieving synergies. Most of the professionals consider that M&A is one of the most significant business phenomena in the past decades, but warn about the dang...
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The aim of this paper is to analyse the functioning of a faculty from different insiders' perspectives on academia, based on organizational culture. 'Insiders' in this case are academic leaders, evaluators, and students. Universities are complicated social organizations with characteristic cultures. On the one hand, academic freedom, critical think...
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The challenge of achieving culturally competent medical care in a multicultural society requires several different skill sets. Specific knowledge of communities' culture and history is crucial to the cross-cultural clinical encounter. This paper points out some of the key features of that knowledge with regard to the literature on different culture...
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In working with diverse populations, health practitioners, academics, and researchers often view patients' culture as a barrier to diabetes care. Cultural characteristics such as values, beliefs, customs, and family patterns may be used as clues, as a piece of the total information gathered regarding patients with diabetes. Thus, the practitioners,...
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Successful diabetes care depends on effective communication between health services providers and patients and their families. The health care provider’s cultural competency promotes or discourages the ability to manage and to live well with diabetes. Understanding the broader cultural context in which families are enmeshed can serve as important b...
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This paper examines the relationship between culture, Gross Domestic Product (GDP), wealth and happiness and how cultural values and beliefs influence the experiences and perceptions of happiness and well-being. The pursuit of happiness is a universal human trait that crosses nations. The main goal of this article is to explore various aspects of h...
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This article focuses on the culture of a company involved in a M&A process in the pre-investment stage. It analyses cultural issues mainly related to national and organizational culture. The authors propose an examination of some of the most important key cultural determinants for mergers and acquisitions performance. Cross-border M&A are a princip...
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M&A is one of the most important ways for corporate development. M&A is very suitable to today’s rapidly developing global business environment. Moreover, despite the past years of crisis, M&A’s have not declined. On the contrary it can be noticed an increase in M&A activity. Cultural differences among negotiators are a constant in international bu...
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This paper examines an ancient commentary on part of the Hebrew scriptures, attached to the biblical text and shows that there are many important messages about leadership embedded in it. This paper intends to answer a few questions: ―Is Judaism connected to modern management?‖, ―What lesson does the storyteller impart to his audience?‖, ―What does...
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The dead body persists into the post modern era as a "troubling object for the subject", one that Western culture has parried through autopsy-a practice that would seem to be most objectifying and empirical. Death and dying are profound individual events which are strongly influenced by culture and particularly by religion. The underestimation of t...
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The mass murder of as many as 6 million Jews in the Holocaust during Second World War was a one of the main shocking events of the 20th century. The Holocaust unquestionably had many diverse cultural, social, and psychological effects, many of which have been studied by scholars. Notwithstanding, it appears that the socio-economic consequences of t...
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This study aims to reveal the main goals of mergers and acquisitions (M&A) and the relationship between these and the cultural characteristics of the managers involved in M&A. Mergers and acquisitions (M&A) are both aspects of strategic management, corporate finance and management dealing with the buying, selling, dividing and combining of differen...
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The purpose of this paper is to show that the culture of the managers involved in M&A influences their perception on the differences between the companies before the merger/acquisition in different areas. Despite continued global uncertainty, mergers and acquisitions (M&As) remain essential instruments for growth initiatives in the coming years. T...
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There is an extensive academic literature on the origins, reasons, nature, and impact of the Holocaust. A large part of this work focuses on issues such as how societies, and individuals that lived through it have dealt with this sad experience or what lessons have been drawn from the Holocaust. The socio-economic issues are discussed in the Holoca...
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This article aims to offer a more holistic understanding of the perception of managers involved in the post-M&A stage on the importance of acquiring synergistic effects in different organizational functions. This study attempts to take stock of the most important organizational functions that need to benefit from synergistic effects in the post-M&A...
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During the last decades, the corporate world has witnessed a significant rise in the number of cross border mergers and acquisitions (M&As). In cross border M&As, not only different corporate cultures collide, but also different professional and national cultures. The purpose of Cultural Due Diligence (CDD) is to get a coherent image of the inter...
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This article focuses on post-investment issues especially on cooperation, intercultural synergy, and M&A performance. The authors propose an examination of some of the most important key determinants for mergers and acquisitions performance. Cross-border M&A are a principal means, by which companies can evolve and internationalize in foreign market...
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Cross-border mergers and acquisitions (M&As) are strategic business expansions across national boundaries, which can prove rather problematic and complex due to intercultural clashes. The most challenging part of the process is the integration of two different companies that feature different organizational and national cultures. Many of the larges...
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Over the past few decades, a significant number of companies, such as General Electric, Google, and Cisco, have grown through aggressive acquisition programs. Mergers and acquisitions (M&As) scholars and practitioners have long time been interested in the analysis of culture integration in M&As trying to explain M&A's processes and therefore we dec...
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The Talmudic sages used stories is a method to teach ethics and morality. Unlike cases, stories have the ability to arouse passion and teach important lessons. The sages would use biblical figures such as Abraham and Moses and even God, Elijah the prophet, and Satan in their stories to make them memorable. Judaism has a long and rich history of ref...
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This paper examines the Torah to derive a small set of essential core values for living. Core values are the guiding principles that can be used by individuals as well as organizations to make correct decisions and provide a reason for being. This paper finds six core values in the Torah: compassion, peace, human dignity, integrity, justice, and in...
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Mergers and acquisitions are a strategic choice to grow quicker, enter new markets and maximize companies' capabilities which otherwise would not have been possible. Within the automotive industry this phenomenon has been seen repeatedly with examples like the Mitsubishi-Daimler, Jaguar-Ford, Daimler-Chrysler, Seat-Volkswagen, Daewoo-General Motors...
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M&A is a way to survive and succeed in a competitive global environment as a consequence of new political, monetary and regulatory issues. The complex phenomenon that M&As represent has received consistent attention from the research community over the last 30 years. Large scaled M&As between automotive manufacturers, like the Daimler-Chrysler merg...
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This paper provides a review of theoretical perspectives on the role of business ethics, with a particular focus on Jewish business ethics. This paper seeks to further the understanding of Jewish business ethics by providing an alternative way to interpret the nexus between tradition and modernity. The authors intend to contribute to the Jewish bus...
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This paper attempts to expand the current understanding of ethics in management by providing an alternative way of interpreting the Jewish ethics and tradition. The paper reveals that Jewish tradition and ethics can offer valuable solutions for modern management. The authors therefore posit that strategic management and business ethics are insepara...
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In Germany under Nazi rule, in the allied countries and also in those that were invaded and occupied by Germany, anti-Semitic laws were enacted to different degrees based on various criteria. In this paper the authors analyse the effects of anti-Semitic legislation during Holocaust, especially whether besides the unethical aspect and diverse cultur...
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Nowadays companies involved in M&As face many significant challenges because of turbulent environments and a competitive global economy. Among these challenges are intercultural issues in decision making. This means that top managers with different mental models (caused by different backgrounds, including cultures, and experiences) and decision pow...
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The banking sector turmoil has produced important structural changes, and generated significant opportunities for banking institutions to initiate mergers and acquisitions. Notwithstanding, many of them fail to anticipate strategic aspects that could affect the outcomes of such transactions. This is a well-established fact, but the main reasons for...
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In today's multi-polar world, the complexity of mergers and acquisitions (M&As) in the banking sector has increased dramatically. The likelihood of cultural clashes, which may cause a planned merger to fail, is higher for M&As in the banking industry operating in different countries. Bank of America's acquisition of Merrill Lynch stands out as a te...
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During the last decades, the corporate world has witnessed a significant rise in the number of cross border mergers and acquisitions (M&As). The aim of these complex processes is to gain access to new markets, create cost advantages provided by foreign resources and achieve synergies. In cross border M&As, not only different corporate cultures coll...
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Culture is one of the most important components of negotiation and plays a crucial role in cross border M&A. The most challenging issue of the pre-merger stage in M&A is the way culture impacts on elements of negotiation such as individuals, strategies, goals, and outcome. Moreover, culture's consequences on the negotiator's beliefs, behaviors, val...
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The new global M&A landscape reveals the reconfiguration of the banking sector through mergers and acquisitions (M&As). Structural changes in this industry, under different economic and regulatory conditions, matters a great deal to the shareholders, top managers, and employees of the banks involved. But it also matters due to the fact that its per...
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Despite continued global uncertainty, mergers and acquisitions (M&As) in banking industry remain essential instruments for growth initiatives in the coming years. Traditional pre-merger planning and analysis usually focus on legal and financial aspects. Nevertheless, numerous merging banks fail to anticipate intercultural aspects that could affect...
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Mergers and acquisitions (M&As) scholars have long been interested in the analysis of M&A processes trying to explain how M&As perform and we decided to examine what opinions the authors of some studies expressed regarding M&As success or failure. While classical attempts to explain the M&A performance have focused on strategic and financial factor...
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The corporate sector all over the world is restructuring its operations through different types of consolidation strategies like mergers and acquisitions in order to face challenges posed by the new pattern of globalization. Cross-border mergers and acquisitions (M&As) sharply increased over the last two decades and this is partly the result of fin...
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In order to invest there are some incentives needed, including among them, certainly, the ones discussed and analysed in the scientific literature such as: specific earning chances (expectations) of each participant (wage, profit, dividend, budget revenue, etc.), potential investor’s general or current state, etc.. Less visible incentives from comp...

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Dear colleague,
I would like to invite you to participate in a survey. Please, follow the link: https://www.dropbox.com/s/el2nro966a8kh6j/Intercultural%20M%26A%20research_Liviu%20Warter.doc?dl=0
The survey is a part of my PhD research entitled:
Post-investment monitoring. Intercultural synergy valuation.
I would also very much appreciate if you could suggest me collaborators, friends or acquaintances that have M&A practical experience and would like to participate in my survey.
Thank you very much for your help.
Best regards,
Liviu Warter
PhD Candidate in Management
Faculty of Economics and Business Administration
“Alexandru Ioan Cuza” University, Iasi, Romania
PS All information will be kept confidential. Only aggregate data will be reported in the thesis or in any subsequent analysis beyond the thesis and possible future publication of the results.
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Dear colleague,
I would like to invite you to participate in a survey. Please, follow the link: https://www.dropbox.com/s/el2nro966a8kh6j/Intercultural%20M%26A%20research_Liviu%20Warter.doc?dl=0
The survey is a part of my PhD research entitled:
Post-investment monitoring. Intercultural synergy valuation.
I would also very much appreciate if you could suggest me collaborators, friends or acquaintances that have M&A practical experience and would like to participate in my survey.
Thank you very much for your help.
Best regards,
Liviu Warter
PhD Candidate in Management
Faculty of Economics and Business Administration
“Alexandru Ioan Cuza” University, Iasi, Romania
PS All information will be kept confidential. Only aggregate data will be reported in the thesis or in any subsequent analysis beyond the thesis and possible future publication of the results.
Question
Dear colleague,
I would like to invite you to participate in a survey. Please, follow the link: https://www.dropbox.com/s/el2nro966a8kh6j/Intercultural%20M%26A%20research_Liviu%20Warter.doc?dl=0
The survey is a part of my PhD research entitled:
Post-investment monitoring. Intercultural synergy valuation.
I would also very much appreciate if you could suggest me collaborators, friends or acquaintances that have M&A practical experience and would like to participate in my survey.
Thank you very much for your help.
Best regards,
Liviu Warter
PhD Candidate in Management
Faculty of Economics and Business Administration
“Alexandru Ioan Cuza” University, Iasi, Romania
PS All information will be kept confidential. Only aggregate data will be reported in the thesis or in any subsequent analysis beyond the thesis and possible future publication of the results.

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