Maieutic: A Teaching and Learning Approach. As Applied to Western Music
Publication date: 21 February 2017Source: Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences, Volume 237Author(s): Alberto FirrincieliAbstractIn this article I discuss some considerations arising from eight years of professional experience in Thailand, as both performer and teacher of music. Working alongside students mainly from Asian countries, I have been led to reconsider deeply how western teaching methodologies can be efficient and valuable in non-western cultures. I have become convinced that music teaching (and learning) must be part of a cultural and artistic approach towards diverse heritage – the western legacy in ...
Source: Procedia Social and Behavioral Sciences - July 10, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

Determining Comfort Levels of Postpartum Women after Vaginal and Caesarean Birth
Publication date: 21 February 2017Source: Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences, Volume 237Author(s): Reyhan Erkaya, Rukiye Türk, Tuğçe SakarAbstractThis descriptive study was conducted to determine the comfort levels of postpartum women after vaginal and caesarean birth. The sample of the study consisted of 233 volunteer women. The data were collected using a questionnaire and Postpartum Comfort Scale (PCS). In the analysis of the data, Cronbach alpha coefficient, percentage, distribution, mean, standard deviation, t-test, Kolmogorov-Smirnov test, Shapiro-Wilk test, Mann-Whitney U-test, ANOVA test and Kru...
Source: Procedia Social and Behavioral Sciences - July 10, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

Communication as an Element of Knowledge for the Company's Human Resources
Publication date: 21 February 2017Source: Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences, Volume 237Author(s): Jara Bernués OlivánAbstractInternal communication systems have been present in companies with the aim of solving the need for information of the work team. Is necessary to analyse the already extended knowledge on the different communication strategies including the new technologies in the business environment and the methods and tools used in the internal communication, taking into consideration the factors affecting both the nature of the transmitters or receivers and the message sent. This paper highli...
Source: Procedia Social and Behavioral Sciences - July 10, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

The Evaluation of Orofacial Praxis as an Important Component of Differential Diagnosis in Symptomatic Speech Disorders – the Example of Moebius Syndrome and Autism Spectrum Disorders
Conclusions: There is a need to improve the complex assessment and intervention of coincidently highly related to many other syndromic and pervasive developmental disorders syndromes (e.g. autism spectrum disorders, Prader-Willi syndrome etc.). We suggest some possibilities of precising the evaluation of orofacial praxis in relation to these findings. (Source: Procedia Social and Behavioral Sciences)
Source: Procedia Social and Behavioral Sciences - July 10, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

Analyzing Student Contributions to Innovative Start-ups: An Integrated Approach
Publication date: 21 February 2017Source: Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences, Volume 237Author(s): Carlo GiglioAbstractThis paper aims to provide a new methodological approach in order to conduct a qualitative analysis of the student contribution to the design and implementation process of a vehicle pooling platform. It analyzes Creativity vs Knowledge interaction patterns in the innovation process under the four different perspectives proposed in the theoretical framework of the CKI model (Palmieri & Giglio, 2013; Palmieri & Giglio, 2014). It aims to identify determining factors and impacts related to the s...
Source: Procedia Social and Behavioral Sciences - July 10, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

BAPNE as A Mediation and Conflict Resolution tool in Education Methodological Introduction
Publication date: 21 February 2017Source: Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences, Volume 237Author(s): C. Moreno-Cebrián, F.J. Romero-Naranjo, N. Crespo-ColominoAbstractThe main objective of this research article is to propose a new model for educational mediation, based on the use of a fourth involved party (the whole group within a classroom) whom, with the use of Bapne methodology through music, rhythm and body percussion, becomes a necessary tool in conflict resolution.Our aim is to give new mediation-specific tools and strategies to university students of pre-school, primary and secondary education, in order...
Source: Procedia Social and Behavioral Sciences - July 10, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

The Audiovisual Representation of Poverty in the Advertising of the NGDO Manos Unidas’
This study offers the most noteworthy results of a research effort focused on the audiovisual advertising of the Spanish Non-Governmental Development Organization (NGDO) Manos Unidas, analyzing its advertising campaigns since 1995, when their first advertisement was released, until 2015. Using a content analysis approach and the application of the audiovisual narrative analytical paradigm, this diachronic study explains concrete aspects regarding the representation of poverty in 30 advertising pieces, where we can highlight the feeling of hope in human kind, the use of images to represent real-life stories or testimonies a...
Source: Procedia Social and Behavioral Sciences - July 10, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

Intercultural Education from Russian Researches Perspective
Publication date: 21 February 2017Source: Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences, Volume 237Author(s): Roza Valeeva, Agzam ValeevaAbstractThe purpose of the Russian higher education renovation is the development of educational and professional potential of Russia, formation of the youth readiness for productive intellectual and organizational activities in the open multicultural world. It is important to improve the quality of educational practice due to the very essence of social life in the processes of democratization and the development of national cultures of the peoples of Russia as a necessary tool of formation a...
Source: Procedia Social and Behavioral Sciences - July 10, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

Body Solfege in the BAPNE Method – Measures and Divisions
Publication date: 21 February 2017Source: Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences, Volume 237Author(s): Giorgio Cozzutti, Elena Blessano, Caterina De Biaggio, Barbara Tomasin, Francisco Javier Romero-NaranjoAbstractWestern music education is principally developed around the study of solfege. Most of the approaches in this field of education are characterized by rationality and staticity. The aim of this article is to present an educational proposal for the study of solfege through body percussion and use measures and divisions according to the BAPNE method. Use of the body in its entirety can contribute to the definition...
Source: Procedia Social and Behavioral Sciences - July 10, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

Let's Not Be Scared of Comics (Researching Possibilities of Using Conceptual Comics in Teaching Nature Study in Kindergarden)
This study presents the results of a year-long project of students in master's programme Preschool teacher training. This project focused on analysis and reflection on working with comics. Comics are a modern pedagogical strategy, which is starting to gain popularity in teaching nature study. It is used in research-oriented teaching, which develops psychodidactic concept of teaching. This study presents so-called conceptual comics, which help illiterate preschool children understand certain natural phenomenon. Study includes also observations of changing perception of children, and also didactic mapping of possible methods...
Source: Procedia Social and Behavioral Sciences - July 10, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

How Food is Processed in the Human Body or Children's Concepts of How the Digestive System Works
Publication date: 21 February 2017Source: Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences, Volume 237Author(s): Wiegerová Adriana, Dalajková AndreaAbstractThe study focuses on the concepts of preschool children about the human digestive system. The author presents the analysis of a research implemented in a group of 18 five to six-year-old children. The study is based on qualitative research. It analyses children's drawings and interviews, during which children expressed their concepts regarding the digestive system. Importantly, the study identifies the possibilities of working with children's concepts from the po...
Source: Procedia Social and Behavioral Sciences - July 10, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

Corrigendum to [Healthy Exercise of Registered Female Nurses in Khon Kaen Province, Thailand]: [Procedia-Social and Behavioral Sciences 237(2017), 137-143.]
Publication date: 21 February 2017Source: Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences, Volume 237Author(s): Paricha Nippanon, Niyom Kwasu, Tang Keow NgangCorrigendum Text (Source: Procedia Social and Behavioral Sciences)
Source: Procedia Social and Behavioral Sciences - July 10, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

The Problem of Interethnic Youth Relations in Multiethnic Educational Environment
Publication date: 21 February 2017Source: Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences, Volume 237Author(s): Dmitry Sergeevich BatarchukAbstractThe article deals with the problem of interethnic relations in multiethnic educational environment. The paper provides the results of the empirical research and underlines the causes affecting the harmonization of interethnic youth relations. The role of multicultural personality in modern cross-cultural communications is substantiated. The recommendations for creating the conditions to form the youth willingness to constructive intercultural dialogue are given. (Source: Procedia Soci...
Source: Procedia Social and Behavioral Sciences - July 10, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

Reducing Ergonomic Strain in Warehouse Logistics Operations by using Wearable Computers
Publication date: 2018Source: Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences, Volume 238Author(s): Anca Mocan, Anca DraghiciAbstractErgonomics is the study that deals with the design of products and processes that improve both human well-being and overall system performance. In order to reduce the ergonomic strain that the workers in the warehouse sector experience, while also increasing competitiveness and tact time, businesses have to understand the importance of emerging technologies and how these can be applied successfully in their working area.This paper offers a grading of existent wearable computer technology that can b...
Source: Procedia Social and Behavioral Sciences - July 10, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

Supply Chain Monitoring: LLPs and 4PL Providers as Orchestrators
This article explores this little known reality that portends a strategic disruption, based on a case study of a global LSP. (Source: Procedia Social and Behavioral Sciences)
Source: Procedia Social and Behavioral Sciences - July 10, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

Packaging Scorecard for Closed-loop Logistics Systems: A Sustainable Development Perspective
Publication date: 2018Source: Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences, Volume 238Author(s): François Fulconis, Bernd PhilippAbstractPackaging is omnipresent in modern production, distribution and consumption systems. It has multiple functions. They refer to the quality of the products it covers, their advertising/promotion via its marketing aspects and to the logistics via handling/storage/transportation activities it enables. Indispensable partner of different supply chain actors (suppliers, manufacturers, logistics service providers, carriers, wholesalers, retailers, consumers), it is at the heart of packaging s...
Source: Procedia Social and Behavioral Sciences - July 10, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

A Comparison Between Smart City Approaches in Road Traffic Management
Publication date: 2018Source: Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences, Volume 238Author(s): Mădălin-Dorin Pop, Octavian ProșteanAbstractThe population growth and economic development increase the need for mobility. As consequences, we can mention the environmental impact of CO2 emissions and that the road accidents are among the top 10 causes of death worldwide. As a solution to this problem, the concept of Intelligent Transportation Systems emerged. Part of this concept is smart city approach, consisting in a combination of Internet of Things and Information and Communication Technology to manage city issues. After 2...
Source: Procedia Social and Behavioral Sciences - July 10, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

Implementation of Eye-Tracking Technology in Holonic Manufacturing Systems
This study discusses the implementation of Eye-Tracking technology as an holon. (Source: Procedia Social and Behavioral Sciences)
Source: Procedia Social and Behavioral Sciences - July 10, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

Microgrid supply management
Publication date: 2018Source: Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences, Volume 238Author(s): Cezara Rat, Cristian Vasar, Ovidiu Gana, Octavian ProsteanAbstractMicrogrids represent a means of improving the conventional electrical grid network, making it more reliable, secure, cooperative, efficient and, especially cleaner. This paper presents the management of a hierarchical DC-coupled microgrid with distributed architecture implemented in a microgrid laboratory containing two renewable sources, namely wind and hydro. Power supply management strategies are applied in order to supply a critical, non-dispatchable load. Due t...
Source: Procedia Social and Behavioral Sciences - July 10, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

Business-process Modelling of basic Customs Procedures in EAEU
Publication date: 2018Source: Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences, Volume 238Author(s): Ekaterina N. Salimonenko, Evgeny A. StepanovAbstractCustoms procedures improvement is conducted to reduce the time of customs control. Reducing customs control time will lead to reducing operating and transaction costs of participants of customs control procedures as well as of participants of foreign economic activities. Business-process improvement models of basic customs procedures has a hierarchical structure to carry out specification on several levels. The model comprises official sequence of actions and stages of the data p...
Source: Procedia Social and Behavioral Sciences - July 10, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

Influencing Factors and Outcomes of the Learning by Sharing Process
Publication date: 2018Source: Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences, Volume 238Author(s): Ionuţ Viorel Herghiligiu, Alexandru Pohonţu, Marius Pislaru, Adrian VilcuAbstractThe mergіng оf оrgаnіzаtіоnаl leаrnіng theоry аnd knоwledge mаnаgement іn recent yeаrs hаs gіven rіse tо іmроrtаnt іnsіghts regаrdіng the leаrnіng рrоcess аnd knоwledge trаnsfer thаt stіll requіres much reflectіоn іn оrder tо be іntegrаted іntо рrаctіce. However, few studies could be found in literature which focuse on what and how the influencing factors are related to organizational learning and ...
Source: Procedia Social and Behavioral Sciences - July 10, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

Attraction and Retention of the Employees. A Study based on Multinationals from Romania
This study has focused on two key steps taken from human resource management: attracting candidates to job interviews and maintaining the chosen personnel in companies. The research model was designed so that the two aspects are simultaneously and comparatively analyzed. (Source: Procedia Social and Behavioral Sciences)
Source: Procedia Social and Behavioral Sciences - July 10, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

What We Expect and What We Get? Total Rewards for Potential Employees
Publication date: 2018Source: Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences, Volume 238Author(s): Elena-Sabina TurneaAbstractIt would be advised that those who are looking to change their job or get a new one to be very well informed with respect to what kind of organizational rewards they can expect. In most of the cases, people want to be rewarded, but do not know what they need. Compatibility tests used in professional practice or job rotation on workstations are great possibilities to find out what kind of organizational rewards people are able to claim.Without a doubt, total reward will be applied differently, depending o...
Source: Procedia Social and Behavioral Sciences - July 10, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

Time Perspective as a Predictor of Procrastination
Publication date: 2018Source: Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences, Volume 238Author(s): E. Zabelina, Yu. Chestyunina, I. Trushina, E. VedeneyevaAbstractThe article presents the results of the study of time perspective as a predictor of procrastination. It shows how the test subjects with high procrastination rates are more pessimistic and negative about past events; they are less focused on future plans, goals, and prospects, and are convinced that their future is predetermined and cannot be influenced by individual actions. The discriminant analysis revealed negative attitude toward the past, fatalistic perception o...
Source: Procedia Social and Behavioral Sciences - July 10, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

Soft Skills Development Needs and Methods in Micro-Companies of ICT Sector
This article calls for the inclusion of soft skills in the development of information and communication technology (ICT) sector's specialists in order to increase the competitiveness of ICT SME's. For a successful activity, ICT specialist needs two categories of skills: hard and soft skills. When talking about hard skills, we refer to direct technical knowledge. On the opposite, soft skills refer to communication, team work, creativity, problem solving and other personal skills. Experts agree that beside hard (technical) skills, soft (also called people-) skills are necessary. The research was based on an analysis of Europ...
Source: Procedia Social and Behavioral Sciences - July 10, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

Career Opportunities for PhD Graduates in the knowledge-based Economy: Case of Slovenia
Publication date: 2018Source: Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences, Volume 238Author(s): Valentina Jošt Lešer, Nada Trunk Širca, Valerij Dermol, Aleš TrunkAbstractHigher education institutions are recognized as key agents of creating knowledge society and knowledge-based economy. In this context, the preparation of doctoral students for careers in various sectors of society is a key task. Recently, the role of doctoral studies has changed significantly. Traditionally, they were treated as an entrance ticket for an academic career, but nowadays the importance of doctoral studies is recognize...
Source: Procedia Social and Behavioral Sciences - July 10, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

Multi-layered Functional Analysis for Smart Homes Design
Publication date: 2018Source: Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences, Volume 238Author(s): Dorin Popescu, Diana Rusu, Laura Bacali, Sorin PopescuAbstractThe conception of smart homes exceeds the boundaries of a simple design process. It becomes mainly a managerial, multidisciplinary process in which added value depends on the measure in which these answer, in an adequate manner, to a set of requirements raised by a target group of users and stakeholders with specific needs.The paper proposes a methodology for functional analysis of smart living spaces that combines a multi-level approach for its structure with FAST (Fun...
Source: Procedia Social and Behavioral Sciences - July 10, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

The Innovation - Corporate Performance Relationship in Emergent Countries
Publication date: 2018Source: Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences, Volume 238Author(s): Gabriela Lucia Sipos, Alin IonescuAbstractInnovation has become a highly actual topic. The main goal of this study is to identify the existence of any possible impact of innovation on companies’ performances in the case of companies from 115 emergent countries, based on data provided by the World Bank. Thus, using the methodology of principal components analysis, we proposed two composite indexes: a multidimensional composite index measuring the corporate sector's innovation and another composite index measuring the companie...
Source: Procedia Social and Behavioral Sciences - July 10, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

A New Approach for Assessing Function-cost Correlation in Product Value Analysis
Publication date: 2018Source: Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences, Volume 238Author(s): Şerban Miclea, Adrian Pugna, Romeo Negrea, Sabina PotraAbstractThe paper presents a new approach for product value analysis by combining a classical approach with a straightforward (intuitive) one and incorporating a new method of calculating (setting up) a statistical confidence interval in terms of functionality and cost. In this process, the value analysis team can observe the differences between the ideal and real function to cost ratio and easily set up a confidence interval avoiding negative effects on the overall product q...
Source: Procedia Social and Behavioral Sciences - July 10, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

Knowledge Management – from its Inception to the Innovation Linkage
Publication date: 2018Source: Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences, Volume 238Author(s): Kristijan BreznikAbstractKnowledge management started to be perceived as a scientific discipline relatively recently. Since its beginnings in the 1990s, the interest for this research field has been constantly growing especially in the past two decades. However, it seems that the peak of interest has already passed. In this paper, we provided the review of the most important research documents that are related with this topic, all collected from the Web of Science. The most important scholars and journals in the field are identifi...
Source: Procedia Social and Behavioral Sciences - July 10, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

Management of Automotive Business Teams and Product Evolution
Publication date: 2018Source: Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences, Volume 238Author(s): Stephan Volker, Gabriela ProsteanAbstractIn general, Risk-Assessments or discussions about sustainable development of a product have mostly a pure technical focus, in order to secure the factors of time, cost, quality, functionality and market acceptance. This paper will review the significance that at the start of the project life cycle, it is of vital importance to also consider the maintainability or evolution of the initial product-mission in order to secure the success of the product. Planned evolution and maintenance of a pr...
Source: Procedia Social and Behavioral Sciences - July 10, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

Business Innovation Activity in Romania: The Main Trends and Weaknesses
Publication date: 2018Source: Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences, Volume 238Author(s): Mihaela Diaconu, Adrian VilcuAbstractInnovation is vital for each country's economic growth. This paper comprises an analysis of the main indicators that characterize innovation activity in Romanian firms. Improving our knowledge of firms’ activities in aspects associated with their behavior related to innovation is important for monitoring the strengths and weaknesses of the national innovation systems. Our study on Romanian firms is based entirely on the published data by Eurostat (the Commission Innovation Survey - CIS), ...
Source: Procedia Social and Behavioral Sciences - July 10, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

Towards Innovation and Development in Ergonomic Design: Insights from a Literature Review
Publication date: 2018Source: Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences, Volume 238Author(s): Edwin Tytyk, Beata MrugalskaAbstractThe paper examines the characteristics of changes that are intentionally introduced by humans into their living environment. It shows that technical and organizational changes without taking into account human factors criteria - and thus also ergonomic criteria - are the source of many losses. Moreover, the paper contains a discussion of the sequence of actions that lead to relevant changes in the existing reality. It also illustrates innovative engineering applications in the field of ergo...
Source: Procedia Social and Behavioral Sciences - July 10, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

Value Chain Management Through Cloud-based Platforms
Publication date: 2018Source: Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences, Volume 238Author(s): Joanna Dehmer, Jörg NiemannAbstractThe transformation of traditional value chain processes towards a digital value chain management enables companies to sustainably establish and retain a competitive market position. Digitisation offers the opportunity to design and operate expansive process chains with efficient process operations via co-operative platforms. Increased customer loyalty („lock-in”) via integrated measures at the front-end raises utilization and planning certainty for the technological recovery syst...
Source: Procedia Social and Behavioral Sciences - July 10, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

Knowledge Management – The Foundation for a Successful Business Process Management
Publication date: 2018Source: Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences, Volume 238Author(s): Daniel Paschek, Larisa Ivascu, Anca DraghiciAbstractIn today's dynamic business environment, organizations need up-to-date knowledge to execute their business in the best way. Through the ongoing digitalization and linked communities, companies and businesses, changing parameters as well as varying business framework conditions must be analyzed fast as possible to optimize the processes and gain the best direction for the own company. Therefore, organization use Business Process Management (BPM) to model and manage the existing pr...
Source: Procedia Social and Behavioral Sciences - July 10, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

Smart Services
Publication date: 2018Source: Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences, Volume 238Author(s): Stöhr Carsten, Janssen Monika, Niemann Jörg, Reich BenediktAbstractIndustry 4.0, Smart Products, Smart Data – But what do we make out of it now? In the past years, intelligent systems and products were developed. They are connected to each other and react rapidly to specific situations. Thus, they produce a huge amount of data. In order to collect those data, a software is provided which visualizes it. Beyond that, a software which is able to analyze the data in order to improve performances and systems exists. Tod...
Source: Procedia Social and Behavioral Sciences - July 10, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

A Knowledge Management Approach for Ergonomics Implementation within Organizations
Publication date: 2018Source: Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences, Volume 238Author(s): Maria – Elena Boatca, Anca Draghici, Nicoleta CarutasuAbstractThe current economic and social environment suffered major changes in the last years, mainly driven by technological and cultural innovations and trends. One of the most interesting changes is the development of knowledge management (KM) and its increasing diffusions in all economic sectors. There is no activity that can be performed without some type of knowledge transfer, irrespective of whether it is tacit or explicit. At the same time, every organization must ...
Source: Procedia Social and Behavioral Sciences - July 10, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

Customer Perspective of Value for Innovative Products and Services
Publication date: 2018Source: Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences, Volume 238Author(s): Sabina Potra, Adrian Pugna, Romeo Negrea, Monica IzvercianAbstractInnovation is an important competitive advantage for market success. Faster, cheaper, better are the keywords of the current competitive environment. For this to occur, products and services need to address customer needs in such a way as to fulfil what they expect but in the same time delight them through unexpected and attractive features. The theory of attractive quality uses the Kano methodology, a value components model, when thinking about product features in ...
Source: Procedia Social and Behavioral Sciences - July 10, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

Management of fusions between Romanian universities, a proposed framework
Publication date: 2018Source: Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences, Volume 238Author(s): Nicolae Aurelian Bibu, Adriana (ILIE) IsacAbstractIn the current globalised academic world, merger between universities has emerged as a way to increase their competitiveness in the last decades. This paper aims to develop a framework for successfully managing mergers as a way to increase the international competitiveness of Romanian universities. Several cases of mergers between universities around the world were analyzed and presented. Consequently, successful practices of merger actions were detached and interpreted in the cont...
Source: Procedia Social and Behavioral Sciences - July 10, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

Management Of Stakeholders In Arab Israeli Junior High School
This study examined the impact of the stakeholder management model on diverse stakeholders’ satisfaction variables and the organizational culture of three schools: A’ in which the stakeholder management model was assimilated; B’, a school which experiments with the model for three years; and C’, a school which has not adopted the model.The leading premise for this study was that schools today operate in complex and competitive reality; thus, if they want to flourish and excel to be competitive in their field, they ought to constantly improve the educational process, the services they provide, and th...
Source: Procedia Social and Behavioral Sciences - July 10, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

Correlations between Student‘s online Activity on the Virtual Campus and the Exam Results
This study case raises awareness upon finding more efficient communication tools/ways between students, teachers and administrative staff. (Source: Procedia Social and Behavioral Sciences)
Source: Procedia Social and Behavioral Sciences - July 10, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

Managers’ Opinion About Recognizing Neoliberalism in Education in Slovenia
Publication date: 2018Source: Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences, Volume 238Author(s): Aleš Trunk, Anica Novak Trunk, Andreja Barle LakotaAbstractIn this paper, we presented how schools perceive the introduction of the free market and market mechanisms through deregulation policies and privatisation schemes. We also discussed the consequences and traps of the free market. The research presents how education personnel see changes in education; and how managers versus other school workers understand the free market and what their attitude is towards public education. There are many different perspectives on the...
Source: Procedia Social and Behavioral Sciences - July 10, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

Improving Higher Education (Institutions) with the Matrix of Managerial and Financial Objectives
Publication date: 2018Source: Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences, Volume 238Author(s): Dušan LesjakAbstractThe purpose of this work is to confirm theoretical findings in the field of management of higher education (institutions) and contribute with our own findings on the elements, mechanisms and instruments that affect the quality and effectiveness of managing and organizing higher education at the national and institutional level, and thus contribute to a more efficient and effective higher education. This work will also clarify interdisciplinary connections between various segments of the above mentioned m...
Source: Procedia Social and Behavioral Sciences - July 10, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

Managing the Implementation Process of Educational System Reform in Israel
Publication date: 2018Source: Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences, Volume 238Author(s): Manal Isbanionly, Doina Danaiata, Luminita HurbeanAbstractThe reform based on meaningful learning is a change process which entered in the education system in Israel. Like complex change processes in large systems and organizations, organizational change success depends on internal and external processes and factors. The connection between external stakeholders and internal stakeholders is two-way and is even more emphasized when one talks about change (Mintzberg & Westly, 1992), as on one hand, external stakeholders can initi...
Source: Procedia Social and Behavioral Sciences - July 10, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

Applying Gamification for Mindset Changing in Automotive Software Project Management
Publication date: 2018Source: Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences, Volume 238Author(s): Catalin - Virgil Briciu, Ioan FilipAbstractChanging technologies, where development time for a new work product must be decreased with each year due to a higher customer competition, also leads to a change in mindset in the way in which product development is currently done. Gamification models are one of this “game-changing” strategies that was considered suitable to also be implemented in the automotive software product development topic, but not only in this area. This paper describes the current situation in adopti...
Source: Procedia Social and Behavioral Sciences - July 10, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

A New Vision Over Agile Project Management in the Internet of Things Era
Publication date: 2018Source: Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences, Volume 238Author(s): Andrei Gal, Ioan Filip, Florin DraganAbstractLiving in the modern society, where the Internet of Things (IoT) network is constantly evolving and Things belonging to the network are expanding new functions in a fast pace, there is inevitably a need of having a new vision over the software project management that should keep up the pace with these changes. The impact of the new smart devices is major and can be seen at all levels of software project management. By creating a project management solution across the IoT network, we aim...
Source: Procedia Social and Behavioral Sciences - July 10, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

Purchased Goodwill and types of Synergies in Businesses Combinations. Microsoft-LinkedIn Transaction
Publication date: 2018Source: Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences, Volume 238Author(s): Sacui Violeta, Sala DianaAbstractAccording to International and national accounting bodies such as the IASC or the FASB, purchased goodwill is considered, in the present, an intangible asset that appears as a result of the acquisition of one company by another, for a price premium. It is the amount that makes the balance between the purchase price of the target company and the value of all identifiable acquired assets (tangible and intangible) and liabilities.From an economic point of view, this price premium that is paid in busin...
Source: Procedia Social and Behavioral Sciences - July 10, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

An Industrial Region: Nature, Criteria, and Indicators
Publication date: 2018Source: Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences, Volume 238Author(s): D. Bents, E. Silova, V. BarkhatovAbstractThe purpose of the present article is to identify the industrial regions within Russia using different criteria (economic, but also social and ecological). In addition to this, a number of the indicators for regional development analysis are offered. An industrial production share in a gross regional product is accepted as a key criteria of selection a region as industrial.Statistical selection is presented by the regions of Central Federal District of Russia. Finally, the interrelationship...
Source: Procedia Social and Behavioral Sciences - July 10, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

Large-sized Enterprises in Russia: An Analysis of Federal Districts
This study pulled information for research purposes from indicators of accounting financial statements and tax reports of the large Russian enterprises for 2015. The First Independent Rating Agency is the supplier of the previously mentioned indicators. The results of this survey will allow for the analysis of the sector structure of large business in Russia. Further, it will allow for an estimation of the importance of large business for the Russian economy and its contribution to the economic growth and development of regions. (Source: Procedia Social and Behavioral Sciences)
Source: Procedia Social and Behavioral Sciences - July 10, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

Business Process Management for Model Based Design Automotive Projects
Publication date: 2018Source: Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences, Volume 238Author(s): Sorina Plesa, Gabriela ProsteanAbstractThis paper presents the utility validation of a model for knowledge management. The utility of the model will be validated through business process management (BPM). The model for knowledge management was already proposed in another article. The model was developed based on the real environment of knowledge management of two automotive companies. Specifically, the environment of the companies was in the field of Model Based Design software products. Business process management (BPM) was chose...
Source: Procedia Social and Behavioral Sciences - July 10, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research