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Challenges for Business Competitiveness from Managerial and Knowledge Economy Perspectives

Hypothesis Organization Science 15(4), pp. 481-494. Herciu, Mihaela, (2008). The financial management of the future firm - challenges in the context of knowledge-based society, Revista Economică, nr. 2 (39) pp. 70-82. Herciu, Mihaela, Ogrean, Claudia, Belascu, Lucian, (2011), A Behavioral Model of Management - Synergy between Triple Bottom Line and Knowledge Management, Proceedings of 14th International Business Research Conference, 9. Herciu, Mihaela, Ogrean, Claudia, Belascu, Lucian, (2012), Leveraging tangible and

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An Assessment of Significance of Value Stream Mapping to Mitigate Challenges Related to Solid Waste Management: Insights from Literature

References Agwu M. O (2012). Issues and Challenges of Solid Waste Management Practices in Port Harcourt city, Nigeriaa Behavioural Perspective American Journal of Social and Management Sciences, 3(2), 83-87. Alexander F. O., Kwame O. S. and Stephen O. (2014). Assessing the challenges affecting solid waste management system in the Kumasi Metropolis, Ghana. Journal of Arts and Humanities, 3 (2), 52-58 Abreu F. M and Alves C. A (2015). Lean Companies in the Track of Sustainability; 6 th International Conference on Mechanics and materials in Design

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Security of Low Computing Power Devices: A Survey of Requirements, Challenges & Possible Solutions

References 1. Mukhopadhyay, S. C., N. K. Suryadevara. Internet of Things: Challenges and Opportunities. – In: S. C. Mukhopadhyay, Ed. Smart Sensors. Measurement and Instrumentation. Vol. 9 . Switzerland, Springer, 2014, pp. 1-17. 2. Kateeb, A. E., A. Ramesh, L. Azzawi. Wireless Sensor Nodes Processor Architecture and Design. – In: Proc. of International Conference on Advanced Information Networking and Applications (AINA’08) – Workshops, Okinawa, 2008, pp. 892-897. 3. Khattab, A., Z. Jeddi, E. Amini, M. Bayoumi. Introduction to RFID. – In: Md

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Challenges of Nation-Branding for Stimulation of Latvian Exports

, and Applications. Hershey, London: IGI Global. Szondi, G. (2007). The Role and Challenges of Country Branding in Transition Countries: the Central and Eastern European Experience. Place Branding and Public Diplomacy, 3(1), 8-20. https://doi.org/10.1057/palgrave.pb.6000044 United Nations. (2016). United Nations Statistics Division. Composition of macro geographical (continental) regions, geographical sub-regions, and selected economic and other groupings. Retrieved from http://unstats.un.org/unsd/methods/m49/m49regin

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Challenges, Counselling Needs, and Coping Strategies of Students with Visual Impairment in Regular Secondary Schools in Nigeria

Needs Education in Nigeria (pp.155-165). Jos: Deka Publications. Castellano, C. (2004). “A Brief Look at the Education of the Blind Children”. Future Reflections Spring / Summer, 23 (1), 43-57. Esere, M. O., Okonkwo, C. H. & Omotosho, J. A. (2014). Challenges of, and Coping Strategies Employed by Students With Visual Impairments in South Eastern States, Nigeria. Paper presented at the 39th Annual National Conference of Counselling Association of Nigeria held at University of Benin, Benin City from 18th to 22nd August, 2014. Federal Ministry of

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1. Challenges to Understanding Curriculum Development: Lessons from a Pedagogy Class with Arts Pre-Service Student-Teachers

thinking: Honouring both public and personal agendas in an emergent curriculum. Teaching and Teacher Education , 24 , 1003–1014 5. Davis, B., & Sumara, D. (2006). Complexity and education: Inquiries into learning, teaching and research . London, UK: Lawrence Erlbaum 6. Day, C. (1999). Developing teachers: The challenges of lifelong learning . London, UK: Falmer 7. Doll, W. E. J. (1993). A post-modern perspective on curriculum . New York, NY: Teachers College Press 8. Hanushek, E. A. (2005). Economic outcomes and school quality: Education

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Challenges for sustainable development strategies in oil and gas industries

considerations. Optimization and Engineering, 18(1), 3-33. Hall, J., & Vredenburg, H. (2003). The challenge of innovating for sustainable development. MIT Sloan Management Review, 45(1), 61. IEA. (2016a). “FAQ: Oil,”. Retrieved from https://www.iea.org/about/faqs/oil/ IEA. (2016b). Oil Market Report Retrieved from https://www.iea.org/about/faqs/oil/ Ite, A. E., Ibok, U. J., Ite, M. U., & Petters, S. W. (2013). Petroleum exploration and production: past and present environmental issues in the Nigeria’s Niger Delta

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Administrative Challenges of Academic Heads of Department in Tertiary Institutions in Cross River State

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Corporate Initiatives and Strategies to Meet the Environmental Challenges – Contributions Towards a Green Economic Development

primary stakeholder: the case of climate change. Business Strategy and the Environment, 18(6), 347-359. Liang, J., Wang, H., & Song, T. (2013). Resource Bottlenecks and Environment Constraints in Green Development. In China Green Development Index Report 2011 (pp. 169-187). Springer Berlin Heidelberg. Lubin, D. A., & Esty, D. C. (2010). The sustainability imperative. Harvard Business Review, 88(5), 42-50. Makower, J., & Pike, C. (2009). Strategies for the green economy: Opportunities and challenges in the new world of

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Intercultural Challenges Facing the Hospitality Industry. Implications for Education and Hospitality Management

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Hospitality organizations which are increasingly operating internationally create real challenges for their employees and managers to interact and effectively work with people from different cultural environments. Many problems may relate to intercultural communication between managers and employees as well as between employees and hotel guests from different cultural backgrounds. Therefore, the issue of intercultural communication has recently had an increasing reach in the hospitality industry.

Cultural awareness, sensitivity and understanding of cultural differences should be perceived as a critical issue for business success. Therefore, the following questions still need answers from both academics and the business: What kind of challenges does the hospitality industry face in view of the multicultural diversity of its markets? What kind of managers’ skills and abilities, particularly in the case of entry-level managers, are strongly needed today to manage effectively multicultural hospitality workforce? And how may educational programs influence intercultural competence development of tourism and hospitality students to interact effectively in a multicultural environment. The aim of the study is to show that cultural diversity of hotel employees and guests may create unique challenges of cross-cultural service encounters, which may provide an opportunity for service differentiation.

The research problem is to find answers to the questions: how may the challenges that emerge from cross-cultural interactions become a source of hotel competitiveness and how may the educational process contribute to the intercultural competence development, to recruit employees who will be able to operate successfully in a multicultural hospitality environment.

The study problem is discussed in the context of literature review and the previous research conducted in the hospitality setting. Implications for practitioners and educators are also delivered.

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