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An Empirical Research on the Correlation between Human Capital and Career Success: Serbian and Macedonian Banking Sector

mobility: the role of human capital. Chinese Journal of Ergonomics, vol.l4, no3, p.36-40. Greenhaus, J. H., Parasuraman, S., Wormley, W., (1990) Effects of race on organizational experiences, job performance evaluations, and career outcomes , Academy of Management Journal, vol.33, p.64-86. Guo,W., Xiao, H., Yang, X., (2012) An Empirical Research on the Correlation between Human Capital and Career Success of Knowledge Workers in Enterprise, International Conference on Solid State Devices and Materials Science, Faculty of Management and

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Football clubs’ sports performance in the context of their market value and GDP in the European Union regions

, a strong positive correlation was identified between the market value and the sports performance of the clubs. Based on the determination coefficient, we can claim that more than 80% of the success in the national league or in the European competitions is influenced by the market value of the club. Table 3 Correlation between selected indicators of sports and economic performance within Euroepan Union NUTS 2 regions in 2007–2016 R (Pearson) GDP value Market value TIc value (Coefficient R 2 of determination) GDP value Market value TIc value

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The Impact of Female Labour Force Participation on Household Income Inequality in Switzerland

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This contribution investigates the link between female labour force participation and household income inequality using data from the Swiss Household Panel (2000-2014). Through index decomposition analyses, we find that female labour force participation has slightly attenuated household income inequality over time. Women’s entry into the labour market, higher work percentages within part-time work - but not the shift from part-time to full-time work - and the weak correlation in partner’s earnings have contributed to this effect.

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Among ‘Bananas’ and ‘Backyards’: A Statistical Analysis of the Effect of Risk and Scientific Literacy on the Attitude towards a Waste Co-incinerator in Italy

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This paper, based on a social impact research and the possible NIMBY-effect of the Turin, Italy, co-incinerator, deals with risk perception, scientific literacy and their influence on the attitude towards high-tech and controversial industrial plants. The paper argues that plant and infrastructure settlements having a substantial ecological impact represent a highly sophisticated and diverse social phenomenon in which risk plays an important but not unique role. Taking into account some important concomitant variables (such as trust, mass media use, political culture in decision-making processes), it is first of all shown that risk is not a mono-dimensional concept, as assumed by the psychometric tradition, and that two dimensions of the concept are to be found. The collective dimension has a positive monotonic association with a critical attitude towards the co-incinerator, whereas the individual dimension has an unexpectedly negative correlation, which will be explained in further detail. It also demonstrates that scientific literacy has no statistical significance for attitude in our model, confirming the well-known limits of the so called ‘knowledge deficit’ model.

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Mapping Deprivation in Rural Areas from Transylvania: Reflections on a Methodological Exercise

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The aim of the present paper is to present and critically discuss the potentialities and limits of using official data (collected and reported by state-institutions) in order to shed light on consequences of uneven development and measure area deprivation in present-day Romania. Our argumentation is based on a quantitative inquiry at the level of rural communes and small-towns from three counties located in the historical region of Transylvania. It presents the reasons for choosing certain statistical indicators, the construction of composite indexes and the profiles of localities according to their values. We explore the statistical correlations between our indexes and the poverty rates measured for 2002 (CASPIS, 2004), as well as the Local Human Development Index proposed by Sandu (2011) and revised by the World Bank (2014). Unlike other poverty-mapping inquiries, our goal was not to identify compact, segregated and severely impoverished settlements, but to measure the extent of material deprivation at the level of the entire administrative unit. In this way, we refrained from seeing poverty as the problem of a socially (and sometimes spatially) marginalized settlement, and instead defined poverty as a problem of the entire local community, that should be addressed by the local community as a whole. Our data reveals that, after controlling for poverty and local resources, the share of the Roma ethnic minority is a strong statistical predictor of registered unemployment, however, it does not correlate with the frequency of granting social assistance benefits.

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Prolegomena to the Romanian Sociology and Historiography of Food

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This article examines the dietary habits of the predominantly rural (and also urban) population from Romania, in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. In order to access valid data regarding the diet of the local population, we used the analysis of social documents: journals and memoirs of foreign travelers transiting the Romanian Principalities (Wallachia and Moldavia) throughout the nineteenth century, respectively the monographic research of the Sociological School of Bucharest published mainly in the magazine called Sociologie Românească (1936-1942). At various points in time, we employed comparisons between the diet of the people from urban and rural environments, or between the food regimens of adults and children, correlations between the dietary habits and health status of the population, and between the dietary habits from Romania and those from other European and South American countries. A reading of the current article reveals certain a continuity, for hundreds of years, concerning the deficient dietary regimen of the Romanian peasant, who relied heavily on mămăligă, eaten together with several dairy products. Another conclusion is that, in the rural environment, food scarcity was not economically conditioned: even in the relatively prosperous households that were supplied with all the necessary aliments, women prepared plain, tasteless dishes, because they did not know how to cook. And finally, from a theoretical perspective, in this article we aim to address the rural roots of Romanian historiography and sociology of food (which we shall attempt to examine against similar scientific approaches from Western Europe).

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A Decision-making Model for Public Management. The Existence of a Policy Framework for Performance in Romania

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This article aims to assess the public management reform in Romania against a set of management measures that set a framework for performance in public administration. The article is looking at the bulk of reforms that were implemented in the last years and analyses the progress based against a theoretical framework made of four key elements: strategic planning – managerial planning – public policy analysis – transparency and quality of services. In its theoretical section, the article reviews the literature on performance management by highlighting its main characteristic. The case study reviews the state of affairs in Romanian public management reform, aiming to offer the reader a picture of the reform process. It tries to test the hypothesis that, for the reform process to be successful, the Governments will have to adopt a full decision-making framework of strategic planning, managerial planning, transparency and quality, based on a very clear roles and responsibilities of the key actors in the process and considering the experience and administrative background of the Romanian public administration which is a legalistic administrative tradition. A conclusion is that a performance framework is not yet functional in Romania, due to the resistance of public administration to adopt key elements of the performance reform process, to the fact that the reforms so far were only partially implemented, and in correlation with a normative and legalistic administration with limited openness for adoption of new public management elements.

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Word Heritage Sites as soft tourism destinations – their impacts on international arrivals and tourism receipts

quantify the impact of world heritage sites on tourism arrivals and receipts. Many papers have been published about the importance of world heritage sites in tourism, and, among them, case studies of individual heritage sites are the most abundant. However, relatively little research has been done on establishing correlations between the number of heritage sites and tourism arrivals, or tourism receipts. The studies addressing this issue have their specific limitations: some refer only to a specific group of countries, others are based on data from before 2011, others

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Social Representations of Suntanning and Conditional Beach Practices in China

Field of Social Thinking. Journal for the Theory of Social Behaviour, 44 (2), 229-247. doi: 10.1111/jtsb.12039 Gaymard, S. (2016). Conditionality and normative models in the field of social thinking. In F. Kathryn J. (Ed.), Social Roles and Social Norms (pp. 1-13). New-York: Nova Science Publishers Inc. Gaymard, S., Boucher, V., Nzobounsana, V., Greffier, F., & Fournela, F. (2013). La perception des piétons par les conducteurs : corrélations entre les données d’un œil électronique et le verbatim des conducteurs/Drivers’ perception of pedestrians

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Unequal Pathways. School-to-Work Trajectories for Children of Turkish and Western-Balkan Origin in Switzerland and Austria

. Duncan, Greg J., Johanne Boisjoly, and Kathleen. M. Harris. 2001. Sibling, Peer, Neighbor, and Schoolmate Correlations as Indicators of the Importance of Context for Adolescent Development. Demography 38(3): 437-447. Erikson, Robert, John H. Goldthorpe, and Lucianne Portocarero. 1979. Intergenerational Class Mobility in Three Western European Societies: England, France, and Sweden. British Journal of Sociology 30: 415-430. Eurostat. 2013a. Elèves dans la filière professionnelle de l’enseignement secondaire supérieur. Data

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