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Rural Youth’s Narratives about Their Life Strategies

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The paper presents results of the research project Social and Moral Aspects of Economic and Civic Life of Rural Youth, which was supported by the Ministry of Education, Science, Research and Sport of the Slovak Republic, through the Slovak Youth Institute under the specific scheme Support and Development of Research in the Field of Youth Policy. With the focus on the problems of contemporary life of rural youth, it emphasizes socio-economic and civic-politic dimension of its life. It maps different aspects as well as the influence of particular factors and institutions that affect behaviour and choices of young people in rural areas. The research methodology was based on qualitative approach using observation and personal semi-standardized interview method during the field survey. Interviews were conducted with 106 young people aged 18-30 from 39 rural communities localized in different parts of Slovakia in 2014. Besides introduction to the context, the authors describe methodological framework and the sampling procedure, the key research goals and questions, and basic research findings. They conclude that rural youth needs to be given certain stimulus and support in all possible areas of existence and participation, as well as tolerance and acceptance of their new ideas and thoughts.

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Policy for the Support of Creative Economy

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Theoretical Arguments for Creative Economy in Policy-Making of Governments and Practical Introduction to Creative Economy Research in Slovakia

for policy action. In: Norsk Geografisk Tidsskrift - Norwegian Journal of Geography, 2007, no. 61, p. 122-132. ISSN 0029-1951 Creative Economy. Report 2010. [online]. UNCTAD: United Nations Conference on Trade and Development. 15th December 2010. [quote 2013-25-04]. Available at: <http://unctad.org/es/Docs/ditctab20103_en.pdf> Creative Industries Mapping Document, 1998, Department of Culture, Media and Sport, United Kingdom. 1st January, 1998 [quote. 2012-01-10]. Available at: <http

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On the characteristic and stability of iron diet supplements

., Borjesson, M., Mannheimer, C. & Rodjer, S. (2005). Iron deficiency and anemia: a common problem in female elite soccer players. Int. J. Sport Nut. Exerc. Metab. 15, 690–692. 5. Brion, M.J.A., Leary, S.D., Smith, G.D., McArdle, H.J. & Ness, A.R. (2008). Maternal anemia, iron intake in pregnancy, and offspring blood pressure in the Avon Longitudinal study of parents and children. Am. J. Clin. Nut. 88, 1126–1133. DOI: 10.1093/ajcn/88.4.1126. 6. Melis, M.A., Cau, M., Congiu, R., Sole, G., Barella, S., Cao, A., Westerman, M., Cazzola, M. & Galanello, R. (2008

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Effects of Sports Nutritional Beverages Containing Glycerinum on the Physical Functions of Bicyclists after Physical Activities

intestinal absorption in humans and in rats. International Journal of Sport Nutrition & Exercise Metabolism, 19(5):547-560. 7. Hayashi Y. (2011). Control of Sympathetic Nerve Activity and Cardioprotection. JJSCA, 31:098-106. 8. Hillyer M., Menon K., Singh R., Hillyer M., & Menon K. (2015). The Effects of Dehydration on Skill-Based Performance. International Journal of Sports Science, 5(3):99-107. 9. Huang X., Wu H. & Yao W. (2015). The Study of the Effect of Glycerol-containing Beverages Drinking Method before Exercise in the Environment of High

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Stop hitting the woodwork! CRM for better fan-identification in Romanian second division football clubs

with firms in five different sectors: Preliminary evidence”, Journal of Retailing and Consumer Services,. 18(4), 247-258. Cambra-Fierro, J., Pérez, L., Grott, E. (2017), “Towards a co-creation framework in the retail banking services industry: Do demographics influence?”, Journal of Retailing and Consumer Services, 34(1), 219-228. Clemes, M.D, Brush, G.J., Collins, M.J. (2011), “Analysing the professional sport experience: A hierarchical approach”, Sport Management Review, 14(4), 370-388. Galuszka, P. (2015), “New Economy of Fandom”, Popular Music

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The Influence of European Cup Performances on Domestic Stadium Attendances in Romanian Football

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Human resource performance predictors based on the human energy profile

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This paper is a comparative study on the findings regarding the connection between a person’s energy profile and that person’s professional performance. As the performance predictors that are used within Human Resource Management may provide a company with important information regarding the future performance of an employee, it is of great importance that these performance predictors be kept up-to-date, both in what regards the precision of each predictor, and by including new performance predictors to the present array of HR predictors should such new predictors be found. This paper is an empirical examination of two such predictors, stress and energy, and argues that, based on the available empirical material, it seems to be possible to expand the present selection of HR predictors with these two predictors as well. This study is based on the ontological framework set forth by academics such as Einstein, Hawking, Tiller, Hunt, Motoyama, regarding the possibility of assessing the human being based on their energy profile. The part concerning Human Resource Management is based on the scientific framework put forth by Hunter & Hunter. Their study shows the validity of the vast majority of the performance predictors used within Human Resource Management, and discusses their practical validity. Then, there is the trans-disciplinary approach, where it is shown based on the empirical studies conducted by Torp et al. if, and how, the present array of performance indicators that are used in the field of Human Resource Management may be improved. Here, different and complementary scientific studies are included to document that the proposed Human Resource Management performance predictor is in reality more than just a predictor, it is an assessment tool that can both predict, and at the same time help quantify a series of the most modern initiatives within Human Resource Management, such as integrating sport, mindfulness, diet, etc. in the workday in order to improve performance.

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Nation branding in the Middle East - United Arab Emirates (UAE) vs. Qatar

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Nation branding is crucial in order to attract investment, boost exports and attract tourists and talented workforce. Nation branding stands between public diplomacy and economic benefits. An adequate policy of Nation Branding-based on a positive, credible and economically reliable image-can be able to extend the range of potential customers and of potential investors. With the aim of better understanding the new challenges, opportunities and threats existent in a globalized economy, the paper compares nation branding in the context of UAE and Qatar. The paper examines nation-branding as a driver for boosting the economy, taking into account that clichés and stereotypes (especially in the context of the Middle East) can influence our perception towards one country or another. The analysis explores the strategy adopted in order that Dubai becomes the flagship-brand of the UAE. Abu Dhabi complements this strategy, driving UAE to the position of the most valuable brand in the Middle East. The paper further enquires the case of Qatar and compares it with the branding process of the UAE. Qatar has established various branding resources such as the Al Jazeera news network, international sport events and several cultural and educational exchange programs with international profile. The UAE strives to become an influencer in the global economy, overriding its dependence on hydrocarbon reserves. Qatar is richer in hydrocarbon reserves than the UAE; nevertheless, it shares the interest of detaching itself from the rentier economy. The study explores the fact that from 2014-onwards the global oil economy was hit hard, as the price of the oil barrel is at an historic low, thus it has become stringent for the Persian Gulf countries to diversify the revenue sources. As a result, their branding strategy has become even more salient. The processes undertaken for establishing nation-brands in the Gulf are noteworthy and constitute the focal point of the paper.

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Creative economy and knowledge-based society. Perspectives for Romania

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