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Veronica Stefan and Valentin Radu

-Hill Orr, Alan D., (2004) Advanced project management: a complete guide to the processes, models and techniques , London, Kogan Page Pyron, Tim, (2004) Special edition using Microsoft Office Project 2003 , Indianapolis, Que Westland, Jason, (2006) The project management life cycle: a complete step-by-step methodology for iniating, planning, executing & closing a project successfully, London, Kogan Page Harts, D., (2007) Microsoft ® Office 2007 Business Intelligence, ISBN-13: 978-0071494243, McGraw-Hill Osborne Media Rusu, A., (2007) Cercetari

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Assia Djenouhat and Reda Djaouahdou

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The objective of this paper is to investigate the influence of Sino-Algerian B2B relational exchange via e-marketplace, by examining the two instrumental dimensions of relational exchange where information exchange and flexibility were tested. Toward that goal, a survey is employed to Algerian import companies to determine the quality of relational exchange with Chinese companies when trading via e-marketplace. A conceptual framework was developed based on extended literature review and examined on data collected from 70 companies through a survey methodology. As a result, Algerian import companies have a good and strong relational exchange with Chinese companies via e-marketplace, due to high degree of transparency, just-in-time services and special facilities in language negotiation, ordering, payment methods and shipment provided by Chinese companies. Thus, non-trust on e-commerce and internet infrastructure in Algeria has affected the trust on after-purchase activities via e-marketplace. So, Algerian companies strongly trust on Chinese companies but they weakly trust on trading with them via e-marketplace.

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Gabriel Croitoru, Mircea Constantin Duica, Dorin Claudiu Manolache and Mihaela Ancuta Banu

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Entrepreneurial spirit plays an increasingly important role in the economic sphere, and universities are meant to play a central role in this process, where the main objective is the continuous development and mediation of the knowledge increasingly geared to the applications through innovation and patenting a secure platform for employment and well-being growth. The Universities have to take a position in if/and how they want to grow into a so-called “University of Entrepreneurship” which is characterized by a high degree of openness to the surrounding society and here we are talking, especially, about, the business sector in Romania. This evolution of expectations for the social role of universities has resulted from increased and recent interest in entrepreneurship and innovation of areas as research and theory of the business environment. The experience gained as teachers indicates that education and entrepreneurship education should include different theories and methodology than those applied in the usual way. The theory of traditional management and microeconomic models could even be a barrier to new thinking and change and, therefore, to the implementation of modern entrepreneurial actions. We want this article to be a source of inspiration for educational institutions and to have a positive contribution to research in business education and to be applicable in business decision-making.

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Claudio Ruff Escobar and Marcelo Ruiz Toledo

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Currently, higher education faces the great challenge of promoting the enduring improvement of its actions, and thus achieve not only satisfaction and integral formation of its students, but also a permanent growth and institutional development. At the World Conference of Higher Education, CMES 2009, the subject of quality and university management was emphasized, understanding that both favor the decision-making that directly benefits the continuous progress by incorporating mechanisms and instruments that ensure quality, such as: the hiring of qualified personnel, the optimization of resources and the accomplishment of institutional goals.

The Universidad Bernardo O’Higgins has defined and specified in its 2016-2020 institutional strategic plan, strategic objectives and indicators that show their degree of effectiveness through a Balanced Scorecard System. For this, it was necessary to select and specify indicators of relevant performance (KPIs) which would allow to execute a more specific follow up to overall performance and results. By using a similar methodology to the Dupon analysis a crossed-impact matrix was designed, which classified the 31 identified indicators in 4 KPIs of general matrix performance that allowed to systematically evaluate the institution and assess its integral overall performance by looking at only 4 indicators referring to the degree of advancement and institutional quality.

Thus, achieving the study’s goal by designing and implementing a modern management model sustained in key indicators that might influence the institutional quality, measured through the institutional and careers accreditation and the correlation analysis between years and accreditation areas and the selected indicators.

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Vasiliki Kremastioti, Athanasios Anastasiou, Panagiotis Liargovas, Dimitrios Komninos and Zacharias Dermatis

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Health Care is a sensitive issue that concerns not only the individual but also society in general. Health economics are a specialization of the economists in the health sector who aim for the proper function of hospital administration. It deals with issues related to the financing and delivery of health services and the role of such services and other personal decisions in contributing to personal health. Many researches refer to the problems that each health unit faces, emphasizing on the resources, programs and health expenditure. Some of these programs, especially the most effective, are mentioned in this research. Their creation was based on the best quality of health services in all OECD countries.

With this research, we aim to develop a methodological framework for evaluating the total health expenditure (consists of all expenditures or outlays for medical care, prevention, promotion, rehabilitation, community health activities, health administration and regulation and capital formation with the predominant objective of improving health) in the 23 OECD countries, by creating a panel data regression and analyzing the results, from 2000 to 2014. For this reason, some of the most important variables (macroeconomic and related to the health sector), were used as tools to assess the performance of each country, as far as the resources and the expenditure for the health care are concerned. Every explanatory variable that was used in this sample, but also the combination of a number of these explanatory variables showed a positive correlation with total expenditures as a percentage of GDP in the majority of the equations. Some variables showed a negative correlation with total health expenditures, which doesn’t fit with the economic theory. Financial crisis is the reason for this.

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Mohamed Mousa

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