Volume XIX, Cross-Cultural Management Journal
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Stelian MANOLACHE
 

Nowadays-world is under the sign of the triadic concept of globality, globalization and postmodernity. While the first concept refers to an entire system of socio-political and ethical-theoretical relations, which, in their dynamism, lead to the appearance of new knowledge, globalization is the practical phenomenon of manifestation of the relations inside the globaliy, aiming for the economic and utilitarian domain. The domain of the practical globalization is moved by the mechanism of the new informatics technological revolutions, stimulating the production and the consumption, by cohabitating in its civilizational demarche, questioning al the former historical stages, through the encouragement of the perfidious triad of Profit, Consumption and Entertainment a show. In this context, the world tends to shape as a global universal village (Marshall McLuhan), continuously celebrating, in a climate of moral and metaphysical incertitude, with a flatten and flattening consciousness, not interested, even abandoning, in the spiritual values, proposing and launching in the first rows only the utilitarian-values (Dumitru Popescu, 2005). We discuss in the present study this real utopia of horrors (Joseph Ratzinger, 2005), with continuously moving ideas, where the most radical and profound mutation is on the ontological level, the man and the religion being reduced in a nihilist manner to the stage of object merchandise value.

  • Type: Review Article
  • Published on: 12th October, 2017
  • Keywords: Globalization, Globality, Postmodernity, Pseudo-spirituality, Utopia of horror, Perverted triad, Eschatological perspective
  • Received: 7th August, 2017
  • Final revision and acceptance: 5th October, 2017
Volume XIX, Cross-Cultural Management Journal
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Alina HALLER
 

Globalisation is a process that brings advantages and disadvantages to all states, regardless of their stage of development. The relative deprivation, especially the financial one, of the developing countries is a reason of frustration, which motivates the emigration decision; hence our orientation to alter-globalism. In this paper, I intend to highlight by means of analysis, synthesis, deduction, induction, and statistic data, the causes and types of migration in Romania’s case, one of the main European countries where the immigrants originate from. We will see how globalisation manifests itself in a twofold manner in the economy and the society of a developing country, just like migration. We will show why a poor country is avoided by immigrants and deserted, as a result of immigration, by its own population, while, just like the developed states, it is likely to face the same demographic, economic and social problems, considering that the process of demographic transition is already manifested.

  • Type: Review Article
  • Published on: 1st November, 2017
  • Keywords: Alterglobalization, Development, Growth, Migration
  • Received: 19th October, 2017
  • Final revision and acceptance: 27th October, 2017
Volume XIX, Cross-Cultural Management Journal
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Letitia DURNEA
 

The present article has the purpose of highlighting possible interrelationships between proverbs and thinking, both connected through education. Thinking, a complex mental process, is materialized in various forms, being influenced by the individual’s personalities, trends and personal interests. For this reason, we consider that proverbs, reaching so extensive areas, can satisfy different tastes, sometimes even contradictory. It seeks to highlight the form in which thinking can be contrived, guided and even provoked by proverbs - short, popular phrases with fixed forms that convey the millennial wisdom of our ancestors. Assigning multiple roles, the paremiology conceals thinking with the help of educators through education.

  • Type: Review Article
  • Published on: 1st November, 2017
  • Keywords: Proverbs, Paremiology, Education
  • Received: 5th October, 2017
  • Final revision and acceptance: 30th October, 2017
Volume XIX, Cross-Cultural Management Journal
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Teodora Monica FULGA
 

The purpose of this research is to reveal the perception of young people about the citizens' initiative to revise the Constitution for redefining the family. The Citizens Initiative, which drew 3 million signatures, was submitted to the Parliament by the Coalition for the Family in order to change article no. 48 of the Romanian Constitution with the formula „Family is based on the freely agreed marriage between a man and a woman on their equality and the right and duty of parents to ensure the growth, education and training of children”. The research highlights the young people's knowledge about this initiative, the perceived activity of the stakeholders, and also their personal way of referring to this initiative as well as the concept itself.

  • Type: Case Study
  • Published on: 17th November, 2017
  • Keywords: Citizen initiative, Constitutional referendum, Family, LGBT rights
  • Received: 31th October, 2017
  • Final revision and acceptance: 14th November, 2017
Volume XIX, Cross-Cultural Management Journal
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Angelica-Nicoleta NECULAESEI (ONEA)
 

Ethnomarketing and tribal marketing can be regarded as subdivisions of intercultural management. This is the perspective intended to be analyzed in the proposed study, by valuing cultural specificity features that can support the effort of adaptation to a group that can be described by common features. The aim is to provide a general theoretical framework and proposals to adapt the marketing mix to a certain ethnic or "tribal" profile, in order to increase the company's performance.

  • Type: Review Article
  • Published on: 17th November, 2017
  • Keywords: Intercultural management, Marketing, Culture, Ethnomarketing, Tribal marketing
  • Received: 2nd November, 2017
  • Final revision and acceptance: 14th November, 2017
Volume XIX, Cross-Cultural Management Journal
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Shaher ALSHAMARI
 

Primary Health Care Corporation (PHCC) in Qatar was operating in 27 primary health care centers distributed across three regions. In 2014 alone, PHCC served 5.2 million visitors. This provides us with an indication of how important the Primary Health Care Sector is to the State of Qatar and demonstrates the necessity for further research into the field of performance in this sector. Different antecedents of organizational performance have been considered in the literature. However, organizational culture has not been studied as an antecedent of organizational performance specifically in the context of Quatar’s primary health care sector. Therefore, a theoretical framework will be beneficial in order to gain a better understanding of the relationship between organizational culture and organizational performance. In this paper, organizational culture is the independent variable which is measured by Denison et al. (2006) model and is based on four traits of culture. Organizational performance is the dependent variable which is measured by non-financial performance.

  • Type: Review Article
  • Published on: 17th November, 2017
  • Keywords: Organizational Culture, Organizational Performance, Primary Health Care in Qatar
  • Received: 13th October, 2017
  • Final revision and acceptance: 14th November, 2017
Volume XIX, Cross-Cultural Management Journal
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Ioana GUTU, Irina MANOLESCU
 

The actions specific for the managers that run the non-traditional institutions do not subscribe to the managerial procedures used by their partners that act within the public, private or NGO sectors. With a background that includes from far more experience and a larger knowlege base, they are considered within the literature as being more leaders than managers for the groups they work with. The article is highlighting the peculiarities concerning the profile of the managers that act within the niche sectors – NGOs partners of public institutions, Romanian autonomous administrations and corporate foundations, taking into consideration individual factors that may contribute to the decisional and collaborative processes existent among the two sectors. Starting from the general profile and competencies of managers, the study used an extensive analysis of a Curriculum-Vitae database from which we selected the critical data concerning the niche sector profile; data was available on companies websites and/or reports, projects paperwork, relevant state institutions activity reports.

  • Type: Case Study
  • Published on: 17th November, 2017
  • Keywords: Managerial profile, Non-traditional organizations
  • Received: 14th November, 2017
  • Final revision and acceptance: 16th November, 2017
Volume XIX, Cross-Cultural Management Journal
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Dumitru-Daniel TINCU
 

In the current context, religion has become a central subject for many philosophers and political scientists as a result of the secularisation phenomenon developed in the twentieth century. Although the theorists have divided opinions on the implications of post-modernism, there is a commonly accepted position on a form of justification for the state through religion. The article articulates the fact that all the political concepts are secularised theological concepts. The relationship between religion and politics – divinity and power – will allow the reconstruction of the theological-political construct. There is an ambiguity when referring to this subject, confusing political theology with political religion. From this reasoning, the present article tries to identify the differences between political theology and political religion, discourses debated in European political and social thinking. This approach is relevant because the political role of religion continues to develop increasingly complex discourses, but, at the same time, with a direct impact on the concept of power inside the state.

  • Type: Review Article
  • Published on: 17th November, 2017
  • Keywords: Political theology, Political religion, Secularisation, Divinity, Power
  • Received: 2nd November, 2017
  • Final revision and acceptance: 14th November, 2017
Volume XIX, Cross-Cultural Management Journal
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Iuliana-Lacramioara TINCU
 

The European Union appears, in the context of a conceptual and transformational change, in the shape of a fluid structure that is continuously shaped by a wide variety of factors. Under the current redefining process, the present article pursues the amplitude of the social force in the Union’s configuration. The EU can be currently viewed as a reality found at crossroads, due to a growing fragility of public support for integration and the increasing contestation of the EU through the amplification of Eurosceptic attitudes and the rising popularity of the populist-nationalist parties. In the conditions of a populism-terrorism-migration triad that is threatening the European integration project, this article represents an attempt to provide a preliminary insight on the forces that shape the configuration of this supranational structure, with regard to the factors that are accountable for the growing scepticism among the European citizens and have shifted the citizens’ approach on the EU from a permissive consensus to a constraining dissensus.

  • Type: Review Article
  • Published on: 17th November, 2017
  • Keywords: European Union, Public support, European integration, Euroscepticism
  • Received: 2nd November, 2017
  • Final revision and acceptance: 14th November, 2017