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Knowledge Tools in SMEs: A Romanian Overview

References [1] Delahaye, B.L., Human Resource Development and the Management of Knowledge Capital, Human Resource Management: Challenges and Future Directions . Brisbane: John Wiley & Sons Australia, 2003 [2] Ruggles, R., Knowledge Management Tools . Taylor & Francis, 1997 [3] Nicolescu, O. and Nicolescu, C., Organizatia si managementul bazate pe cunostinte , Bucharest, ProUniversitaria, 2011 [4] Ceptureanu E.G., Employee’s reaction to change in Romanian SMEs, Review of International Comparative Management , Vol. 16, No. 1, pp.77

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Traffic Monitoring Tools to the Site

References [1] https://www.researchgate.net/publication/271447580_Google_Analytics_-Case_study. [2] https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/19322909.2016.1175330. [3] https://analytics.google.com/analytics/academy/. [4] https://searchengineland.com/library/google/google-search-console. [5] https://www.google.com/webmasters/tools/searchanalytics?hl=en&authuser=0&siteUrl=http://www.armyacademy.ro/ .

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Can Social Media be a Tool for Participatory Governance in Slovak Municipalities ?

World, Unite ! Th e Challenges and Opportunities of Social Media.” Business Horizons 53(1), 59 - 68. Klepek, Martin. 2014. “Nové trendy online marketingové komunikace jako prostředek pro zvyšování atraktivity měst a obcí v Moravskoslezském kraji.” (New trends in online marketing communication as a tool for increasing the attractiveness of Moravian-Silesian municipalities). In V. Klimova and V. Zitek (eds). Proceedings of the 17th International Colloquium on Regional Sciences. Brno: Masarykova Univerzita, 441 - 446. Kmieckowiak, Tilo

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Strategic Planning in the Framework of Metropolitan Areas in Romania: Going beyond the Requirements of the Law and Transforming it into an Effective Planning Tool

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This paper strives to discuss the role played by the newly created metropolitan areas around the seven growth poles from the perspective of the cooperation between the urban centers on the one hand and the neighboring rural communities on the other. It looks at the governance mechanisms in place at the level of the metropolitan areas and tries to assess if the cities and the neighboring communities are equal partners in these cooperation schemes. The paper also looks at one of the most important functions of these metropolitan areas - strategic planning in the form of drafting the integrated plans for urban development (IPUDs). We look at this function also from the perspective of the relations between the cities and their hinterlands. The paper has the following structure: section two briefly examines the concept of growth poles and their creation in Romania; section three looks at strategic planning as a tool for the implementation of the growth pole policy; section four presents the methodology of the study; section five details the main findings of the research, while section six briefly presents the recommendations and the conclusions. The empirical research for the study consisted in interviews with public servants working for the communities that are part of the metropolitan areas formed around the growth poles. As for the conclusions, the authors wish to emphasize that metropolitan areas should be understood in the broader context of the territorial reform.

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Genetic Knowledge and Genetic Reproduction Technologies as New Modes of Governance – are We Witnessing a New Form of Eugenics?

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This article aims to examine whether there is continuity between eugenics as employed in Nazi Germany and modern-day medical genetics. Drawing on Foucault’s conceptualization of the relationship between power and knowledge, it draws the conclusion that despite the differences in the means employed and underlying motivations, both may serve as disciplinary tools and shape human behaviour. Finally, it addresses ethical issues that arise during genetic reproduction counselling. Namely, it reviews how genetic information during genetic reproduction counselling is presented to those being counselled and puts forward the idea on how to stay committed to the principle of non-directiveness.

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Knowledge Management and Czech Self-Governments: Empirical Investigations into the Application of Knowledge Management to Public Administration in the Czech Republic

Management Come from?” IBM Systems Journal 40(4), 1002–1007. Rifk in, J. 2014. The Zero Marginal Cost Society: The Internet of Things, the Collaborative Commons, and the Eclipse of Capitalism . New York: Macmillan. Simon, H. A. 1947. Administrative Behavior: A Study of the Decision-making Processes in Administrative Organization . New York: Macmillan. Špaček, D. 2015. “Quality Management in the Czech Public Administration.” In Vries, M. and Nemec, J. (eds.). Implementation of New Public Management Tools: Experiences from Transition and Emerging

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E-procurement in Contracting-out of Public Goods and Services: Evidence from Slovakia

G. Vaceková. 2009. “Diverzifikácia finančných zdrojov v neziskových organizáciách” [Diversification of financial sources in non-profit organizations]. E & M Ekonomie a Management 12(4), 84–95. Loader, K. 2011. “Are Public Sector Procurement Models and Practices Hindering Small and Medium Suppliers ?” Public Money & Management 31(4), 287–294. Major, C. 2003. Reverse auctions – A Suitable Procurement Tool for the WA Public Sector ? Available at http

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Performance Management and Performance Appraisal: Czech Self-Governments

Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 499 - 527. Halligan, J. 2011. “Reform Design and Performance in Australia and New Zealand.” In T. Christensen and P. Lagreid (eds). Transcending New Public Management. Farnham: Ashgate, 43 - 64. Jacko, T. 2015. “Performance Measurement and Performance-Related Pay in Slovak Local Government.” In J. Nemec and M. S. De Vries (eds). Implementation of New Public Management Tools: Experiences from Transition and Emerging Countries. Brussels: Bryulant, 251 - 266. Kellough, Edward J. 2012. “Managing Human

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