Sorin-George Toma

Sorin-George Toma
University of Bucharest | Unibuc · Faculty of Administration and Business

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A new approach, called “business excellence”, has emerged in the business world and scientific literature in the past decades. Facing an increasingly turbulent and chaotic environment, more and more companies have implemented business excellence strategies and made quality a key element of their business philosophy. Modern measurement frameworks we...
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The past decades have witnessed the emergence and development of creative economies all over the world. As an impressive transformative force and one of the most rapidly growing economic sectors in today’s globalized economy, the creative economy promotes human development, social inclusion, and cultural diversity, stimulates entrepreneurship, attr...
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Creative economies are at the heart of the knowledge-based economy. The main objectives of the study are to present the spatial design of the regional systems of creativity in Romania and to identify the evolutionary trends, by creating spatial models for key economic indicators, specific to such economic activities. This paper focuses on how creat...
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Today's rough competition at a global level in all spheres of activity imposes companies worldwide to make sustained efforts in order to improve their products, services and processes. The automotive industry has always provided valuable examples of companies that achieved business excellence by putting quality at the core of their production syste...
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Several dynamic forces, such as technological disruption, fluctuating economies or demographical changes, have brought new opportunities and threats for organizations, and transformed societies from all over the world. In order to cope with these shifting forces, governments, public and private organizations, and the public are more and more aware...
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Patients' satisfaction with health care systems has been widely debated topic for both practitioners and researchers in the past decades. The aims of our paper are to present the theoretical approach about the concept Of patients' satisfaction and to analyze the results of a research concerning the satisfaction of the Romanian patients regarding he...
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Since the end of the World War II, the large corporation has become a key social institution and a fundamental economic organization for the capitalist system. For a long period of time, the future for many people around the world laid within a multinational or transnational corporation. The late 1960s and the early 1970s paved the way for a new ty...
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Training programs have been established as a form of training for adults, being generally used within companies’ personal development alternatives starting from the employees’ performance assessment processes. The current century requires a different way of approaching academic education, starting from the employers’ observation in reference to the...
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The concept of global strategy has become prominent in the international business and management literature in the 1980s. The aims of our paper are to render in brief the concept of global strategy and to highlight some of the main features of Nissan's strategy. Our paper contributes to a better understanding of the global strategy concept, and its...
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This article is intended to render, in a realistic manner, the difficulties encountered by Romania, in its way towards the market economy. It is focussed on the description of its evolution, reflected by means of the most relevant economic indicators. Therefore, the specific periods of progress, with different degrees of economic growth, such as th...
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Business has played a key role in society during the last centuries. Since the end of the eighteenth century, the nature of the relationships between business and society has changed significantly. The idea that business has some responsibilities towards society beyond that of obtaining profits has been often debated in both academic and practition...
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The complexity of the 21st century is highly determined by an incessant change at a global, international, regional, national and local scale. Faced with unpredictable changes at various levels all types of organizations are operating in a turbulent and fiercely competitive environment. Today’s successful organizations are learning organizations th...
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Since the Second World War, corporations have evolved into one of the main institutions in the world. They have become the single most important legal person “who” sets out the rules of the game, the board being the social, political and economic world map. Throughout the history, the corporation has transcended from simple, family structured busin...
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Knowledge has always been central to social and human life. In the past decades, new forms of knowledge and technologies have emerged constantly in the knowledge-based economy, a new stage of the capitalist economic system. The aims of our paper are to render in brief the theoretical approaches related to the knowledge-based economy and to highligh...
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This article reviews recent developments in leadership that are to upgrade the preexistent knowledge in this field. Also, it discusses the shift towards the language of performance outcomes used increasingly to describe leaders and leadership and the changing political and economic environments in which educational leaders act. As governments world...
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Since the end of the nineteenth century and the beginning of the twentieth century scholars and researchers from different domains (e.g. management, economics, business, sociology, philosophy, theology, law, etc.) have become interested in theorizing the social responsibility of organizations concept. The aims of our paper are to present in short t...
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This paper aims to highlight the evolution of e-commerce in Romania between 2008 – fourth quarter 2011. Were processed, analyzed and interpreted data on the number of electronic stores and online transaction volume in this period. Also, based on these data was made an estimate of the evolution of electronic commerce in Romania for 2012, expecting a...
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Entrepreneurship constitutes a key element for ensuring the dynamism of the modern market economy. The entrepreneurial activity has the potential to respond the challenges of a changing environment in the global context. The aims of our paper are to present in short the impact of the economic and financial crisis on the Romanian enterprises and to...
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In the last decades the corporate social responsibility (CSR) has been a major subject both for universities, civil society and businesses. Although the CSR concept is especially promoted by large multinational and transnational corporations, it has become also a prominent issue for universities. Social responsibility represents more than a challen...
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Article examines changes in consumer behaviour occurred due to economic crisis. The article explores the changes that have occurred between late 2008 and early 2010 compared with the period from 2003 to 2008 and try to show new patterns developed by consumers arising from the crisis and developing in this context of ways of adapting for the Romania...
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The purpose of this article is to highlight the importance of pricing strategy in the retail sector and the power of their influence on consumer behavior. Merchants should consider the price generates perceptions and can influence consumer behavior and buying customers. They must also understand how to participate in the price of consumer satisfact...
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During the past centuries, consumption has become both one of the most discussed and analyzed subjects in the literature and a mass phenomenon in society. In order to satisfy their needs and to improve the quality of their life consumers need information and education. Consumers’ information and education are promoted by a globally-developed consum...
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In the last decades the corporate social responsibility (CSR) has been a major subject both for universities, civil society and businesses. Although the CSR concept is especially promoted by large multinational and transnational corporations, it has become also a prominent issue for universities. Social responsibility represents more than a challen...
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The higher education system represents a vital means for a country to nurture its economic development and social cohesion. All over the world there has been an increasing interest in quality assurance (QA) in higher education, reflecting both the growing importance of higher education services and their valuable contribution to societies. As highe...
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The fundamental determinant of the competitiveness of a nation is the productivity of the companies acting in its economy. In the age of globalization, countries compete not only for markets, technology, skills and investments, but also for raising their standards of living. The national prosperity is highly affected by competitiveness, defined as...
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The emergence and evolution of globalization have produced major changes not only in the economy, but also in society and environment. In the 21st century, today’ s companies are increasingly operating at a global scale. They have to act locally and think globally. Today’ s companies are facing higher expectations from society and stakeholders. Thi...
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The fundamental determinant of the competitiveness of a nation is the productivity of the companies acting in its economy. In the age of globalization, countries compete not only for markets, technology, skills and investments, but also for raising their standards of living. The national prosperity is highly affected by competitiveness, defined as...
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In order to face their global competitors, one solution consists for manufacturing companies around the world to implement the Toyota Production System (TPS). Lean manufacturing evolved from TPS. The purpose of the paper is to demonstrate that lean principles and concepts can be successfully applied in a company from the retail industry, such as Se...
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The triumph of globalization brought the emergence of a new economy. ,,The new economy” is based on the information and telecommunication technology and Internet. It is a digital economy that recognizes the fundamental role of information. That is why firms seek to change their business models in order to face the tough competition. Therefore the t...
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The fall of the Berlin Wall confirmed the victory of the capitalist system over the communist system. The emergence and evolution of globalization have already produced significant changes in the world economy. In the age of globalization, the free movement of people and goods requires the finding of high-quality transport solutions all over the wo...
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Category of paper - Research paper combined with a case study Purpose - To demonstrate that lean management could be successfully applied in an enterprise from an Eastern European country like Romania. To propose solutions in order to improve the current management practices in the Romanian industry and to increase productivity in order to deal wit...
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Quality remains a key issue in today’s businesses. Quality is in a close relationship with the corporate social responsibility. Changes to society and the business environment at the beginning of the 21st century require new responsibilities to the enterprise. The aim of corporate social responsibility is to define, understand and improve the balan...
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Globalization has brought a new economy, an economy based on a Digital Revolution. Due to the enormous progress of the information technology, the business environment of the twenty-first century is changing rapidly. That is why this turbulent environment requires a new management of organizations. The management in the third millennium is, above a...
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Henry Ford was one of the first people to use the assembly-line to the mass production. His achievement had such tremendous influence over modern society that many theorists identify this phase of economic and social history of capitalism as Fordism. Since 1970s, Fordism has given way to post-Fordism, characterized by intensifying globalization. Th...
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One of the most distinctive skills of professional marketers is their ability to create, maintain, protect and enhance brands. In the hospitality industry, each company has several options with regard to presenting its brands. Companies with brands that are well established in the real world (e.g., Accor, Marriott) build on the brand by duplicating...
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The education system in Australia represents an exemplification of the anglo-saxon education pattern. The system has three levels: primary, secondary and tertiary. After having graduated 13 years of primary and secondary school one can attend the tertiary level. Australia’s tertiary education sector comprises higher education and vocational educati...
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Après la fin de la deuxième conflagration mondiale, le Japon était un pays en ruine. L’économie japonaise avait été pratiquement détruite. Moins d’un demi-siècle durant, elle est devenue le deuxième pouvoir économique mondiale. L’une des explications du “miracle japonais” après guerre est constituée par la puissante floraison des entreprises japona...
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This present paper is aiming to highlight the evolution of electronic commerce in Romania between 2000 – the first quarter 2010. Were processed, analyzed and interpreted data on the number of electronic stores and online transaction volume in this period. Also,based on these data to make a prediction of the evolution of electronic commerce in Roman...
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After the fall of the communist regime, Romania entered in the transition phase from a planned economy to a market economy. As former state-owned enterprises have been transformed in private companies, organizational change has become a subject of interest in the management studies. Our paper aims to contribute to the increasing European debate reg...
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In today's complex world, one of the most common problems in organizations is the absence of syn-ergy. Based on cooperation, trust and synchronization, synergy represents a useful way of obtaining higher organ-izational performance. Our paper argues that organizational synergy is one of the main challenges for any organi-zation in the age of global...

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