About Us

Mision. Vision. Objectives. Open acces policy. Publication Ethics.
Our History

History.inter-, trans-, multi- and crossdisciplinary.

The CROSS-CULTURAL MANAGEMENT JOURNAL, ISSN-L: 2286-0452 is an official journal of the Romanian Foundation for Business Intelligence. The first issue of the Journal appeared in late 1999, in December, under the supervision of prof. Dumitru Zaiț, founder of the journal, thanks to financial support under a research project, namely ”Creation and strengthening of Advanced Studies” and ”Doctoral School of Management-Marketing – SADM”.

The editing of the Journal from 2010 (from number 22) is assumed by the Editorial Department FRIA. Since now, the editorial policy of the journal changes. One of the main action directions of the Department considers the dissemination of the material published internationally so that since 2012 (at number 25) it becomes compulsory for authors to write their articles in English.

By default, the name of the journal is translated into English and has imposed the registration of the title “Cross-Cultural Management Journal” under a new ISSN assigned. ISSN-L 1454 – 9980 was splited and continued as ISSN-L 1454 – 9980 (published in francophone languages) and ISSN-L 2286 – 0452 (published in English).

In 2012, two publications have a common evolution, the Journal “Management Intercultural” disseminating in francophone languages the same content as “Cross-Cultural Management Journal” to those that speak English. The next year, starting with number 27, “Management Intercultural” (ISSN-L: 1454-9980) and “Cross-Cultural Management Journal” (ISSN-L: 2286 – 0452) are two completely separate journals with different editorial policy, disseminating a distinct content about the issue of cultural specificity and the intercultural approach in business and management.

Our Journal aims to become a prestigious forum for interdisciplinary debate, both at theoretical and practical research addressing relevant issues at national, regional and international level.

Vision & Mision

Vision, Mision & Objectives.multi-, cross- and inter- cultural.

Our Vision.
To empower social and economic world to recognize, challenge, and take proactive approaches to diversity for the communities, nations and humanity as a whole.

Our Mission.
The “Cross-Cultural Management Journal” is dedicated to supporting the needs of diverse student, staff and faculty communities on the on the one hand and economic sector on the other hand. Our mission is to create a learning environment in which the entire academic community and economic sector feels welcome. Within this charge and in collaboration with existing universities, economic and social actors, the “Cross-Cultural Management Journal” priority is to provide programs and services to foster discussions on issues related to the creation of a cross-cultural conscious.

Our Objectives.
Serving both academics and practitioners, the main scope consists in increasing specialists and awareness of cultural specificity and intercultural approach in business and management, but also in developing specific research. The complex superposition of layers of culture we are wrapped in:

National culture:
- promotes understanding and use as leverage management of how national culture influences management practices;

Inter-organizational culture, current organisation’s culture, previous business environment culture:
- identifies cultural similarities and differences in various management practices and organizational and interorganizational contexts;
- aims to improve management performance;

Family culture, education culture and finally our personality:
- considers and investigates how the knowledge gained is used by individuals to interpret information from the environment, experience and to shape social behavior.


Dissemination.SEA & NORD Conferences.

Our conferences aim to bring together academic scientists, business leaders, and professionals to exchange and share their creative and innovative ideas, approaches, strategies and research results. The participants discuss the practical challenges encountered and the solutions adopted. SEA and NORD are friendly conference series that aim to encourage and support early career researchers.

The SEA & NORD conferences have the following aims: to act as an interdisciplinary forum for the discussion of research ideas; to promote active collaboration amongst researchers from diverse parent disciplines; to provide a framework in which postgraduate students can see their work in a international context.

SEA (Share. Empower. Awareness) – TRADITIONAL CONFERENCES IN DYNAMIC LOCATIONS. SEA International Conferences, events dedicated firstly to the academic community. Within this we intend to attract delegates from around the world. Dinamic Location: the conference is set in different locations each year. The purpose of the SEA international scientific conference is to enable the academia, research, and corporate entities to boost the potential of the “Sharing” environments, by providing a forum for exchange of ideas, research outcomes, business case and technical achievements.;

NORD (Networking, Observing, Rethinking & Disrupting) – ONLINE CONFERENCES. The events focus on debates on specific current ideas and controversies in the field of socio-economic life, humanist appraoches or real, applied sciences. Entirely virtual, no traveling, no accommodation, no additional payment! Just submit paper, register and attend the conference with peers, scholars and scientists from all domains. NORD online conference has many advantages over the traditional conference — including increased exposure for presenters, higher quality papers, higher quality commenters, a more manageable pace during the comment period, less expense, and less travel-related frustration.;

Dumitru Zait

Sneak peek into history of Cross-Cultural Management Journal

”The idea behind the journal publishing and developing was the meeting and confrontation with different Western realities, schools and university training procedures developed in various European countries, especially France, Germany, Italy, Spain and Switzerland. So I realized the great variety of forms and formulas, structures and mechanisms academic training in economics and management in particular. Depth and intimacy of such philosophies and ways to make and resolve academic training I could not see, they are contained in each of the cultures. Hence the importance given to these countries/cultures to specific issues and possible solutions, including the role and position which should be given to the understanding and valuing of cultural aspects, differences that exists at this level.

The purpose of creating such journal is specialist and general public awareness from Romania on the issue of cultural specificity, intercultural approach in business and management, awareness and understanding of it and last but not least, the development of specific research in the Romanian universities. Complementary objectives considered include: the development and strengthening of collaboration between teams of European universities in intercultural research, cooperation with business in developing applied research in cross cultural.

Curiosity and hesitations: Dilemma first number – front cover. First proposed cover image was meant to be a mix of two symbols: Eiffel Tower in Paris and the building “Alexandru Ioan Cuza” University of Iasi. Digital Mixing succeeded only partially, few readers making that reference. We felt, however, that such deformation is significant for intercultural approach (based on acceptance deformations that occur in the transition from one culture to another) so we maintained the image for the next issues.

Editorial Team. Editorial team has been continuously adapted in relation to specific items which included every number. Scientific Committee was still the same, consisting from a series of important personalities of European research and academic life: Claude Martin (Grenoble), Eduardo de Sousa Ferreira (Lisbon), Sofia Mikolaisczik (Lodz), Tawfik Rkibi (Lisbon), Stanka Tonkova (Sofia).”

Dumitru ZAIT President & Founder


The following expanded definitions were compiled by Niccolò Porzio di Camporotondo:

Multicultural relations

are where people stand alongside one another, but each cultural group is isolated from one another.

- Polite social interaction takes place mainly during celebrations focused on food, folk, and festivities.

- The interaction is a superficial exchange between the cultural groups; and only one cultural group is driven to learn, and understand the other: unidirectional.

Multicultural relations

Cross-Cultural relations

are where people reach across cultural boundaries, build relationships, share, listen, learn, and are open to change.

- This usually requires specific drivers like business, educational programs, or community-building events.

- Differences are understood and acknowledged, and can bring to individual change, but not to collective transformations.

Cross-Cultural relations

Intercultural relations

are deeper than multicultural or cross-cultural relations, and no one is usually left unchanged.

- People from different cultural groups have a mutual interest to interact with one another, learn and grow together, while relationships are shaped and moulded from each other’s experiences.

- The focus is relationship building — not individual gain — and learning from one another; bidirectional.

Intercultural relations
Open Acces

Open access policy.

Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) license.

The CROSS-CULTURAL MANAGEMENT JOURNAL provides instant access and open content, based on the principle that making research freely available to the public, it supports a greater exchange of knowledge worldwide. Journal allow readers to ”read, download, copy, distribute print, search or link to the full text” of its articles (from the Budapest Open Acces Initiative's definition of Open Access).

CROSS-CULTURAL MANAGEMENT JOURNAL is an open access scholarly journal that is available online to the readers without financial, legal, or technical barriers based on the theory to keep an article's content intact. Creative Commons licenses can be used to specify usage rights. Our Journal recommends CC BY license which is also an implied license.

Licenţa Creative Commons

CROSS-CULTURAL MANAGEMENT JOURNAL applies the Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY 4.0) license to all works we publish (read the human-readable summary or the full license legal code). Under the CC BY license, authors retain ownership of the copyright for their article, but authors allow anyone to download, reuse, reprint, modify, distribute, and/or copy articles in CROSS-CULTURAL MANAGEMENT JOURNAL, so long as the original authors and source are cited. No permission is required from the authors or the publishers.

In most cases, appropriate attribution can be provided by simply citing the original article. If the item you plan to reuse is not part of a published article (e.g., a featured issue image), then please indicate the originator of the work, and the volume, issue, and date of the journal in which the item appeared. For any reuse or redistribution of a work, you must also make clear the license terms under which the work was published.

This broad license was developed to facilitate open access to, and free use of, original works of all types. Applying this standard license to your own work will ensure your right to make your work freely and openly available.

The CC BY-SA and CC BY-ND licenses are available on request. Please contact the editorial office on acceptance of your article to discuss these options:

Licenţa Creative Commons

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Publication Ethics.

It is therefore important to agree upon standards of expected ethical behavior for all parties involved in the act of publishing: the author, the journal editor, the peer reviewer and the publisher.

Data fabrication and falsification. Data fabrication means the researcher did not actually do the study, but made up data. Data falsification means the researcher did the experiment, but then changed some of the data. Both of these practices make people distrust scientists. If the public is mistrustful of science then it will be less willing to provide funding support.

Plagiarism. Taking the ideas and work of others without giving them credit is unfair and dishonest. Copying even one sentence from someone else’s manuscript, or even one of your own that has previously been published, without proper citation is considered plagiarism—use your own words instead.

Multiple submissions. It is unethical to submit the same manuscript to more than one journal at the same time. Doing this wastes the time of editors and peer reviewers, and can damage the reputation of journals if published in more than one.

Redundant publications. This means publishing many very similar manuscripts based on the same experiment. It can make readers less likely to pay attention to your manuscripts.

Improper author contribution or attribution. All listed authors must have made a significant scientific contribution to the research in the manuscript and approved all its claims. Don’t forget to list everyone who made a significant scientific contribution, including students and laboratory technicians.

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