Browsing: 2018, Vol. 28, Issue 2, December

Introduction. Starting from the micro-social level and ending with the macro-social one, organising everything around us on the grounds of sound strategies and of a leadership-based approach represents a key element for achieving the established goals, irrespective of their nature, in terms of maximum possible efficiency. If when dealing with an organisation, be it lucrative or non-profit, small or large as size, adopting the right strategies and choosing the best leadership methods and techniques might look reasonably accessible, when coming about conceiving and applying the same to large aggregates, as it is the national economy, things could turn into real challenges very difficult to deal with.

Aim of the study. The present paper tries to render the most important issues to consider from such perspective, treating them both under the form of an experience-based analysis and under the one of proposed directions to follow for getting better results for all stakeholders.
Keywords: leadership, organisational strategies, macroeconomic framework, fiscal-budgetary and monetary policies, welfare
JEL Classification: E52, E61, E62, E63

Introduction. In a period of less than two decades (mid-1950 and early 1970s) Japan succeeded in achieving high economic growth rates and becoming the world’s second economic superpower. Both macroeconomic and microeconomic factors, such as the Japanese government’s economic policies, institutional reform, high saving rates, land reform, and high-competitive corporate management contributed to this performance. Based on a strong cultural framework, the so-called “Japanese style management” represents one of the many explanations of the Japanese economic miracle. In this sense, the Japanese culture and its influence on Japanese management have been subject of numerous researches in the last decades.

Aim of the study. The paper aims to help readers to identify and understand some of the main cultural dimensions of the Japanese management. The research methodology is based on a quantitative method.
Keywords: culture, management, values, Japan
JEL Classification: M00

Introduction. Lack of financial knowledge and fair financial planning at the entrepreneurial level are the major impediments both in the start of a business and in its further development, among the major obstacles being the access to financing, which in the case of Romania is among the lower in the European Union.

Aim of the study. With this paper, the author wishes to highlight the importance of financial education in the entrepreneurial field from the earliest stages of starting a business and, on the basis of real observations, to mark the main problems and difficulties that arise in this context. The article is structured by considering a research in the scientific literature, a presentation of Romania Start Up Plus program, an outlook on the particularities and characteristics of the Sud-Muntenia region, and, finally, a close observation and analysis on financial training through Romania Start Up Plus program.
Keywords: financial education in entrepreneurship, business plan, financial planning, access to finance, Romania Start Up Plus program
JEL Classification: M13, O22, L26, M53

Entrepreneurship in the context of the fourth Industrial Revolution

The fourth Industrial Revolution (Industry 4.0) represents a combination of Cyber Physical Systems (CPS), of the Internet of Things (IoT) and the Internet of systems. The networks of devices that will be connected to each other and that will be able to store and exchange data at an extraordinary speed can provide unlimited possibilities for creating contexts in which people can develop their business.