A SWOT Analysis for Organizing a Summer School: Case Study for “Advanced Summer School in Analyzing Market Data 2013“
Introduction. The economics scholars agree that investment in education is a competitive advantage. After participating and graduating the “Advanced Summer School in Analyzing Market Data 2013”, the students will gain some formal competences is applied knowledge in Statistics with the IBM SPSS Statistics software. Studies show that the employers seek also practical competences in the undergraduate students, along with the theoretical knowledge.
Aim of the study. The article focuses on a SWOT analysis for organizing a Summer School in order to compose lists of strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats. The purpose of the “Advanced Summer School in Analyzing Market Data 2013“ is to train undergraduate students from social-human sciences to gain competences which are valued in the market and a certificate for attendance, to develop an appropriate training program which combines applied knowledge, statistics and IBM SPSS software and to create a „Summer School quality brand” with high-quality training programs for the Faculty of Administration and Business.
Keywords: SWOT, Summer School, Competences, Education, Knowledge.
JEL Classification: I21, M53, M10
Introduction. The generator of the accelerated progress and durable development depends on the human daily ability and capability to project , construct and reconstruct the own condition.
Aim of the study. This paper aims to highlight that cognition is the essence of the human condition. Knowledge is not only assimilation and accommodation, but it is also a huge resource permanently generating intelectual potential. Such kind of potential is connecting the physical space with the virtual one, is maintaining the cognitive value, is providing innovation, creation, storage and transfer. Knowledge is always the avant-garde and watch. Practically, it is generating the ultimate dimension of the human being. But, by reaching a summum of consumer`s society, top technology and IT, in the cognitive space a real revolution began and it certainly will change the world.
Keywords: knowledge, cognition, cognitive product, cognitive effect, cognitive revolution
Phases and Actions of the Evolution of the Concept of Quality in Canada and Australia – A Theoretical Modelling of the Development of Knowledge in Business Performance in the XXI Century – The Approach to Excellence
Introduction. Performance Management Excellence models are structures supporting organizations in shaping initiatives in choosing appropriate strategies and their implementation through a systematic approach, whose final objective is to continuously improve the performance of organizations.
Aim of the study. This paper aims to highlight a the authors present the basic features of the phases and actions of the evolution of the concept of quality in Canada and Australia, as a theoretical modelling of the development of knowledge in business performance in the XXI century in order to improve the organizational processes so that excellence can be achieved.
Keywords: business process management, quality, modelling, knowledge, business performance, excellence, Canadian model of excellence, Australian model of excellence
Intellectual Capital. Knowledge and Competitive Advantage in the Organizational Management
Introduction. The turbulent business environment has inevitably led to an increase in competition, especially in saturated markets of products and services. The economic development of the organization will indisputably depend on the multidimensional concept of intellectual capital. Man continues to be the primary factor within the organization through his creative capacity and also by his receptiveness to self-development. Obtaining strategic advantage is based on innovation, intangible resources of the organization and the use of competitive intelligence.
Aim of the study. In this paper we present a few aspects regarding the reflection of knowledge and intellectual capital focused on organizational processes in relation to the creation and development of the competitive advantage.
Keywords: knowledge, organizational management, competitive advantage, intellectual capital.
JEL Classification: M19, O34, L25.
Introduction. In today’s economic climate, in which great emphasis is laid on information, organizations get the highest value from their intellectual property rather than from their physical assets. Thus the organization is redefined and transformed gradually in the New Economy, which gives up on many of the old methods and approaches, seeking to integrate in the much more complex reality that occurs. The progress of an organization in a knowledge economy is directly proportional to its accumulated intellectual capital and knowledge, regardless of whether we relate to public or private sector.
Aim of the study. In this paper, we present a few aspects on the reflection of knowledge management and intellectual capital in the new economy.
Keywords: knowledge, organizational management, information, economic development, intellectual capital, knowledge management
JEL Classification: M19, O34, L25
Introduction. Without a comprehensive and generally accepted definition, but with a long history, the innovation concept is used, in different approach, for almost all areas of live. It has been, and continues to be an important topic of study in all spheres of science and a term often used by policymakers, practitioners and academics from various fields. The “need for innovation” appears in all spheres of science, new innovation theories continue to develop, and a tendency to shift the innovation models from macro-level to organization (firm) level is manifested.
Aim of the study. The paper offers, from the autopoietic system theory perspective, a new vision of the innovation concept, which can be interpreted as similar, but not equal, with the survival knowledge process. We propose a new approach of the concept of innovation as knowlegde, both for new possibilities of evolution of the organisation, as well as for new, yet inactive, perturbation in enviroment and internal organisation (structure). Moreover, the more knowlegde is embeded in the organisation, about the enviroment and internal structure, the numer of possibilities is reduced (even if the reduction is from a high number of infinities to a lower numer of infinities).
Keywords: innovation, autopoietic system theory, creativity, knowledge, system view of creativity
JEL Classification: A10, O00, O30
Introduction. The history of both leadership and wisdom is as old as human civilization itself. Leadership has been studied in various ways from different perspectives and in diverse contexts (because it has a significant impact on the success/failure of any organization. On its turn, the subject of wisdom has become a broader interdisciplinary matter.
Aim of the study. The aims of the paper are to define the concepts of leadership and wisdom, and to present their relationship. The research methodology is based on a quantitative method. The paper shows that leadership and wisdom are complex and multifaceted concepts, and require attention from both a theoretical and practical point of view. Also, it illustrates the relationship between the two concepts by taking into account their common elements.
Keywords: leadership, wisdom, intelligence, knowledge
JEL Classification: M1, M19
Introduction. Rarely in the course of world history has the pace of socio-economic and political transformation been so fast as in the case of Singapore since the mid-1960s. In spite of its lack of natural resources, the tiny Asian state achieved an impressive economic development and a high living standard in a short period of time. The successful story of Singapore shows clearly why the Asian city-state needed to be smart in the sense of being strategically oriented towards building a welfare society with a pronounced technological footprint. Visionary and strong political leadership, economic pragmatism, developmental policies, technological sophistication, and exceptional living conditions are among the key features of Singapore.
Aim of the study. The aims of the paper are to present the concept of smart state and briefly analyse its implementation in Singapore. The methodological approach is based on a quantitative method and a case study. The paper shows that the appearance and development of smart state can be considered as the outcome of the spread of the knowledge society worldwide. Also, it briefly analyses the case of Singapore, a smart Asian state, and identifies some of his main features.
Keywords: smart state, Singapore, knowledge, economic development, government.
JEL Classification: F00, O1, O53footprint. Visionary and strong political leadership, economic pragmatism, developmental policies, technological sophistication, and exceptional living conditions are among the key features of Singapore. The aims of the paper are to present the concept of smart state and briefly analyse its implementation in Singapore. The methodological approach is based on a quantitative method and a case study. The paper shows that the appearance and development of smart state can be considered as the outcome of the spread of the knowledge
society worldwide. Also, it briefly analyses the case of Singapore, a smart Asian state, and identifies some of his main features.