Volume XXII, Issue 1, Cross-Cultural Management Journal
Issue 1
Moayyad AL-FAWAEER, Mousa KHAIREDDIN
 

The study analyses the impact of quality management (QM) on Job Satisfaction in Greater Amman Governorate and verifies the role of Knowledge sharing as a moderating variable on this impact. A simple random sample of 242 middle managers was selected. A questionnaire was developed and distributed to participants; 207 valid questionnaires were retrieved, at a 85.53% response rate. The subsequent statistical analysis of the collected data used both SPSS and AMOS computer programmes. The study based on the data analysis revealed that QM has a marked impact on job satisfaction and that knowledge sharing plays a significant role as a moderator in this impact.

  • Type: Case Study
  • Published on: 30th January, 2020
  • Keywords: QM; Leadership; Employee Empowerment; Continuous Improvement; Job Satisfaction; Knowledge Sharing;
  • Pages: 7-16
  • Received: 7th December, 2019
  • Final revision and acceptance: 28th January, 2020
Volume XXII, Issue 1, Cross-Cultural Management Journal
Issue 1
Bogdan Andrei TILIUȚĂ, Ioana Raluca DIACONU
 

The latest trend pertaining to globalization is to decrease and eventually eliminate any kind of discrimination. Numerous researchers have closely followed this trend across different work fields and their studies have generated a clearer perception of the magnitude of the discrimination paradigm. In this respect, we analyzed the managerial field form the gender point of view, and we have also pointed out the benefits of gender diversity in an organization. The rapid developments in all spheres (economic, cultural, political, social, technological) generate challenges for managers across organizations if they don't adapt quickly enough. As the organizational culture is the context in which all the managerial processes are developed and structured, our research investigates how members of the management board can achieve real change through elements within the organizational culture.

  • Type: Case Study
  • Published on: 31st January, 2020
  • Keywords: Discrimination; Gender; Management; Organizational culture;
  • Pages: 17-26
  • Received: 4th December, 2019
  • Final revision and acceptance: 28th January, 2020
Volume XXII, Issue 1, Cross-Cultural Management Journal
Issue 1
Roxana Alina STOJCIC
 

The situation of Muslims is one of the most pressing issues facing British society today. The purpose of this article is to explore the Muslim experience in this climate and to treat some of these problems, such as: the war against terrorism and its effects against all Muslims, the development of Islamophobia, but also the rules that Muslims gradually try to impose in Britain. All of these problems are closely linked, as Islamophobia is the result of the war against terrorism, which affected to a lesser or greater extent all Muslims, and Muslims, as a defensive measure, try to impose some of their own rules. The latter is a defensive measure, a measure of protection against assimilation and loss of religious and ethnic identity, claiming that in this way, they are acting in accordance with their religion. It is also important to see how these issues are represented in the media, because it has the power to influence the public opinion and the perception of certain ethnic groups.

  • Type: Perspective, opinion and commentary
  • Published on: 5th February, 2020
  • Keywords: Multicultural; Islamophobia; Interethnic; Minority; Culture;
  • Pages: 27-30
  • Received: 7th January, 2020
  • Final revision and acceptance: 2nd February, 2020
Volume XXII, Issue 1, Cross-Cultural Management Journal
Issue 1
Carmen CIORNEA
 

The personality of Sandu Tudor, the founder, organizer and catalyst of the spiritual group from Antim has already been the subject of many research approaches, which appeared after 1990 and, at first glance, it can be considered as no longer able to offer the substance of an original study. However, in the following, the author proposes to raise a problem that has not so far found its solution, namely: was the „Rugul Aprins” („The Burning Bush”) Association legally constituted or not? Regarding the restoration of the image of „Rugul Aprins” – the group that gave rise to a real symbiosis between cult and culture, it is no longer as easy as in the case of the Cernăuţi moment, where, thanks to the memorialistic literature, the event can be faithfully reconstructed (from the names of the lecturers to the topics discussed). This time, the author will try to recover the route completed by the Rugul Aprins Association, from its establishment until it became outlawed, going on the wake of the new evidence located in the file no. 012956 from the Archive of CNSAS.

  • Type: Case Study
  • Published on: 19th February, 2020
  • Keywords: Sandu Tudor; Alexandru Teodorescu; Orthodoxy; Christian paradigm; „The Burning Bush” Association;
  • Pages: 31-39
  • Received: 21st December, 2019
  • Final revision and acceptance: 17th February, 2020
Volume XXII, Issue 1, Cross-Cultural Management Journal
Issue 1
Adaya MEIROVICH, Shai NAHUM, Rachel KESELMAN, Lior NAAMATI – SCHNEIDER
 

The personality of Sandu Tudor, the founder, organizer and catalyst of the spiritual group from Antim has already been the subject of many research approaches, which appeared after 1990 and, at first glance, it can be considered as no longer able to offer the substance of an original study. However, in the following, the author proposes to raise a problem that has not so far found its solution, namely: was the „Rugul Aprins” („The Burning Bush”) Association legally constituted or not? Regarding the restoration of the image of „Rugul Aprins” – the group that gave rise to a real symbiosis between cult and culture, it is no longer as easy as in the case of the Cernăuţi moment, where, thanks to the memorialistic literature, the event can be faithfully reconstructed (from the names of the lecturers to the topics discussed). This time, the author will try to recover the route completed by the Rugul Aprins Association, from its establishment until it became outlawed, going on the wake of the new evidence located in the file no. 012956 from the Archive of CNSAS.

  • Type: Original Research
  • Published on: 8th April, 2020
  • Keywords: Expatriate couples; International business; Relocation; Cultural distance;
  • Pages: 41-46
  • Received: 26th March, 2019
  • Final revision and acceptance: 7th April, 2020
Volume XXII, Issue 1, Cross-Cultural Management Journal
Issue 1
Anna GERELES, László SZŐLLŐSI
 

Until 2050 the number of people on Earth will exceed 9.7 billion, which will increase the food consumption by 70%. This will have a significant impact on consumption trends. In order to meet the grоwing demand, the total factor productivity of agrarian production should increase by at least 1.28% annually. Large integrated ventures are one of the main forms of agricultural production organization in Ukraine, Kazakhstan and Russia. Furthermоre, they play an increasing rоle even in cоuntries where the inception of large agrohоlding structures was not pоssible until recently (Czech Republic, Pоland, Lithuania, Rоmania). Hоwever, these trends are still pооrly cоvered in available scientific sоurces. Integrated agricultural structures in developing countries receive much attention mostly in the cоntext of land seizure. At the same time, society is not familiar with agroholdings’ organizational structure, management methods, efficiency, as well as institutiоnal precоnditions for their develоpment. Therefore, there is a need to investigate these issues in detail by widen the scope of existing research both thematically and geоgraphically. The study aims at describing historical, economic and institutional aspects of agroholdings’ development in Ukraine, identification and description of latest trends in strategic management and corporate structure in Ukrainian integrated agribusiness, with the focus on best practices of some biggest agroholdings.

  • Type: Original Research
  • Published on: 2nd May, 2020
  • Keywords: Agroholdings; Strategic management; Corporate structure; Integrated ventures; Ukraine;
  • Pages: 47-51
  • Received: 26th February, 2020
  • Final revision and acceptance: 1st May, 2020
Volume XXII, Issue 1, Cross-Cultural Management Journal
Issue 1
Fahed WAHDANI, Mohammad ALFAOURI
 

The .eu top-level domain name is a method for EU that represents its organizations to mirror their European identification in cyberspace. In this context, the study argues the matter that TLD represents an added value to a larger online exposure as well as advancing customer's needs. On the other hand, it works to enhance the development of the Digital Single Market. This article will try to give potential vision of the European policy related to.eu TLD over EU Single Digital Market, to explain how .eu TLD has led to establishing SDM and further applying for the free movement of services in EU digital zone.

  • Type: Original Research
  • Published on: 20th June, 2020
  • Keywords: .eu TLD; Free movement of services; EU; Single Digital Market; EEA agreement;
  • Pages: 53-66
  • Received: 29th April, 2020
  • Final revision and acceptance: 18th June, 2020
Volume XXII, Issue 1, Cross-Cultural Management Journal
Issue 1
Edina MOLNÁR
 

Today's trend in marketing research overlooks the role of lasting personality traits and momentary emotional influence in customer decision-making. This research seeks an answer to consumers who say they consider advertising to be an important factor in their purchasing decisions, and those who do not see advertising as a factor in their purchasing decisions, what kind of personality and compassion they have in their emotional attitudes. The research performed correlation calculations and t-tests involving 899 and 965 persons, completing a validated personality and empathy test. Comparing the two groups, those who consider advertising important are politer, less in control of their emotions, and less willing to meet social expectations.

  • Type: Original Research
  • Published on: 19th July, 2020
  • Keywords: Emotional Arousal; Advertising; Personality; Empathy; Personal Distress;
  • Pages: 67-78
  • Received: 28th June, 2020
  • Final revision and acceptance: 18th July, 2020
Volume XXII, Issue 2, Cross-Cultural Management Journal
Issue 2
Anca COLIBABA, Irina GHEORGHIU, Cintia COLIBABA, Ovidiu URSA, Anisoara POP, Magda IORGA
 

The article is a study on enhancing adult educators’ intercultural communication competencies as achieved through the INCREASE European project (2019-1-RO01-KA204-063872); the project is being implemented by a partnership of institutions and organisations from six countries, coordinated by the University of Medicine and Pharmacy Iasi, Romania. The project aims to strengthen the intercultural communication competencies of adult educators who work in various formal and non-formal educational settings in order to help them to overcome the challenges arising from their everyday work with multicultural and multilingual learners. The paper presents the project’s objectives and activities and gives insights into the research findings on multiculturalism in adult education in Romania.

  • Type: Case Study
  • Published on: 19th July, 2020
  • Keywords: Interculturality; Multiculturalism; Adult education; Intercultural communication competencies;
  • Pages: 87-91
  • Received: 14th May, 2020
  • Final revision and acceptance: 18th July, 2020
Volume XXII, Issue 2, Cross-Cultural Management Journal
Issue 2
Ioana MOROSANU
 

During crises, the way leaders communicate to their followers becomes more important. As an overview, shared and collective emotions play their part in generating certain kind of attitude and behaviors in specific circumstances, including a crisis created during pandemic times. The main question of this article is how important is collective pathos in setting up a global environment characterized by calm and rational thinking instead of panic and fear.

  • Type: Review Article
  • Published on: 9th August, 2020
  • Keywords: Collective pathos; Affect; COVID-19; Speech; Orator; Audience;
  • Pages: 93-103
  • Received: 16th July, 2020
  • Final revision and acceptance: 8th August, 2020
Volume XXII, Issue 2, Cross-Cultural Management Journal
Issue 2
Rita VILLAS, Péter POPOVICS
 

For businesses, one of the greatest challenges of the 21st century is to flexibly adapt to the challenges of the new Fourth Industrial Revolution, to increase their individual performance and take the right steps at the right time to maintain their competitiveness with increasing competition and growing market coverage. Globalization creates an increasing market opportunity and, at the same time, a responsibility for companies to catch up with global/European economic players and stand their ground. They can meet global challenges by providing high-quality services and manufacturing excellent products, for which a high level of leadership and management competencies and effective application of disciplines such as controlling are essential. While it is completely natural for large companies, SMEs - especially small ones - may not know and recognize the importance of collecting and processing accounting data beyond mandatory reporting and the decisive role of management accounting and controlling areas in decision support. Among small businesses, there is less interest in controlling systems. What is the reason for this low interest? How could they be convinced of the benefits of a controlling system? What solutions would they choose?

  • Type: Review Article
  • Published on: 20th September, 2020
  • Keywords: Controlling system; Small enterprises; Strategic management;
  • Pages: 105-110
  • Received: 14th August, 2020
  • Final revision and acceptance: 19th September, 2020