HOLISTICA Journal of Business and Public Administration has been the result of the authors’ need to approach the ‘in integrum’ phenomena, processes and structures in different specializations. The complexity of socio-economic life is a sine qua non that determines specialists to pay more attention to the influence of its parts as a whole, to configure and reconfigure the whole process through modifying its parts. The multitude of relations and interdependences between the economic, social and political environments create the context for integrated multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary analyses, in which specialists from various thematic areas could offer solutions to current issues.
Starting from the definition of the term holism – a conception which interprets the thesis of the irreducibility of the whole to the sum of its parts, considering an immaterial, unknowable principle as an ‘integrating factor’ in the world (DEX), the journal aims to gather scientific and methodological research, viewpoints that would explain the behavior of the specific components and their effects on the whole.
This is why the main topics of the journal cover a broad area of domains as: management (general, strategic, project, human resources, financial, production, quality, information system, company, foreign investment etc.), public management (good governance, public finance and budgeting, sustainable development, public institutions, public investment, public services, public expenditure etc.), marketing (strategic marketing, sales policies, customer behavior, market segmentation, marketing research, supply and demand etc.), public and nonprofit marketing (strategic marketing, public policies, citizens’ behavior, marketing research, public supply and demand etc.), business administration (entrepreneurship, business approach, accounting, planning, decision making etc.), business communication, public administration (subjects that depict a vivid image of administration), law (regulations, EU directives, commercial legislation, labor law etc.), public law (administrative, civil, common, European etc.), economics (macro and micro economics, forecast, statistics, national strategies etc.).
In our opinion, a diverse and ample knowledge of current issues, the possibility to reflect on the most important subjects from multiple perspectives and linking these to the whole, makes identifying solutions possible, in order to reach the common goal – a better life.
We are facing multiple economic challenges (crises, disequilibria, structural changes, conceptual controversies), social challenges (unemployment, social exclusion, underprivileged categories, racism, etc.), political challenges (conflicts, attacks, terrorism, changes in doctrines, etc.), all with a direct or indirect impact on individuals and society as a whole. Each of us are both a part and a whole at the same time, a system and a subsystem, we connect or we are connected and most importantly, we make decisions and are the object or the subject of all other decisions. These circumstances motivate our desire to bring to the attention of decision-makers the importance of granting proper, attention to the impact and effects of their actions on the whole. The integrating element which gives it its essence is the unity and specificity to the whole, which lies in the neural network of links and dependencies.
Why subscribe and read
Holistica Journal of Business and Public Administration has been published since 2010. It was molded by the enthusiasm of the editorial staff with the support of publishers and it strives to meet the need of specialists to find various opinions from different perspectives about business and public administration.
Holistica is not merely a journal about business and administration, it also contains a plethora of subjects that could offer theoretical ideas and practical solutions for specialists. Our authors are advised to submit interdisciplinary studies, holistic and integrated approaches of socio-economic topics and are free to express their sincere opinions without any boundaries.
The broad band of subjects covered by the Holistica Journal can offer its readers a wide variety of interesting papers that are helpful for daily activities, academics, researchers and professionals.
The main concern of the editorial staff is to offer new and innovative opinions and perspectives on good quality interesting topics, cordially inviting you to become part of our interdisciplinary research.
Holistica Journal has a high visibility among not only specialists in Romania, but also globally and it aims to extend its exposure even further in the future.
By publishing your article in Holistica Journal you have the opportunity to become part of our mixt research team and develop projects for interdisciplinary studies.
The articles are subjected to a double-blind review and any suggestions or criticism is strictly constructive so as to benefit the author and assist them in improving their work.
The journal has 3 issues per year (January-April; May-August; September-December), thus almost guaranteeing a swift publication in the next issue.
The journal does not have article processing charges (APCs) nor article submission charges.
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Editor-in-Chief Adriana Grigorescu, General Director of GEG-IRP, National University of Political Studies and Public Administration; Associate Member of Academy of Scientist from Romania; President of HoRA Association, Romania
Editorial Board Florin RADU, “Valahia” University from Targoviste; Vice-President of HoRA Association, Romania Adelina DUMITRESCU-PECULEA, National University of Political Studies and Public Administration; Scientific Secretary of HoRA Association Romania Corina-Georgiana ANTONOVICI, National University of Political Studies and Public Administration, Romania Răzvan-Ion CHIȚESCU, Romanian Parliament, Chamber of Deputies, Romania Tatiana-Camelia DOGARU, National University of Political Studies and Public Administration, Romania
Editors Dragos DINCĂ, National University of Political Studies and Public Administration, Romania Andy LEOVEANU, National University of Political Studies and Public Administration, Romania Cristina LINCARU, INCSMPS, Romania Maria-Magdalena LUPU, “Valahia” University from Targoviste, Romania Eva-Margareta MILITARU, INCSMPS, Romania Cristina NICOLESCU, National University of Political Studies and Public Administration, Romania Gabriela VARIA, National University of Political Studies and Public Administration, Romania Catalin VRABIE, National University of Political Studies and Public Administration, Romania
Editorial Advisory Board Liviu-Lucian ALBU – Romanian Academy, Institute for Economic Forecasting, Romania Leonardo BADEA – University “Valahia” from Targoviste, Romania Emil BALAN – National School of Political Studies and Public Administration, Romania Constantin BOB – Academy of Economic Studies, Romania Tsangyao CHANG – Feng Chia University, Taiwan Vasilica CIUCA – INCSMPCS, Romania Elena CONDREA – University “Ovidius” from Constanta, Romania Ion CUCUI – University “Valahia” from Targoviste, Romania Emilian M. DOBRESCU – Scientific Secretary of the Department of Economics, Law and Sociology Science of the Romanian Academy, Romania Nino DOLIDZE – School of Government, Georgian Institute of Public Affairs, Tbilisi, Georgia Ion DRAGOMAN – National Defense University “Carol I”, Bucharest, Romania Constantin DUMITRESCU – “Politehnica” University from Timisoara, Romania Ovidiu FOLCUT – Romanian-American University, Romania Augustin FUEREA – University of Bucharest, Romania Ion GHIZDEANU – National Committee of Forecasting, Romania Iraj HASHI – Staffordshire University, Stoke on Trent, UK Emmanuel HAVEN – University of Leicester, UK Erla Hlín Hjálmarsdóttir – University of Iceland, UNU-GEST Diana Camelia IANCU – National School of Political Studies and Public Administration, Romania Valeriu IOAN-FRANC – National Institute of Economic Research of the Romanian Academy, Romania Maria IONCICA – Academy of Economic Studies, Romania Marioara IORDAN – Institute for Economic Forecasting, Romania Chien-Fu LIN – National Taiwan University, Taiwan Jaroslav LITVINENKO – National Academy of Statistics, Account and Audit, Kiev, Ukraine Víctor-Raúl LÓPEZ RUIZ – Universidad de Castilla La Mancha, Spain Yang-Cheng LU – Ming-Chung University, Taiwan Emmanuel MAGANARIS – Glasgow Caledonian University, UK Marius MAZILU – University “Lucian Blaga” from Sibiu, Romania Madlena NEN – Military Technical Academy, Romania Domingo NEVADO – Universidad de Castilla La Mancha, Spain, Romania Juan Luis NICOLAU – University of Alicante, Spain Rodica PAMFILIE – Academy of Economic Studies, Romania Francesco PASTORE – Second University of Naples, Italy Ion PARGARU – University “Politehnica” from Bucharest, Romania Speranta Camelia PIRCIOG – INCSMPCS, Romania Magdalena PLATIS – University of Bucharest, Romania Radu Razvan POPESCU – National School of Political Studies and Public Administration, Romania Ionut PURICA – Institute for Economic Forecasting, Romania Wlodimierz REMBISZ – University of Finance and Management, Warsaw, Poland Jurgita SEKLIUCKIENE – Kaunas University of Technology, Lithuania Marcin Waldemar STANIEWSKI – University of Finance and Management, Warsaw, Poland Marianna SIGALA – Democritus University, Greece Ion STEGAROIU – University “Valahia” from Targoviste, Romania Gerald STEINER – University of Graz, Austria Chi-Wei SU – Ocean University of China, P.R. China Ada-Mirela TOMESCU – University from Oradea, Romania Gabriela TIGU – Academy of Economic Studies, Romania Gheorghe ZAMAN – Correspondent Member of Romanian Academy, Director of the Institute of National Economy, Romania Dongxiang ZHANG – Wuhan University, P.R. China Zan Zhang – Shanghai University, P.R. China
Language Editors Christopher de FREITAS BRADLEY – University “Valahia” from Targoviste, Romania Dana MORTELMANS – National School of Political Studies and Public Administration, Romania
Technical Editors Carmen LUCACI - Pro Universitaria Publishing House, Romania Stefania MARGINEANU - Pro Universitaria Publishing House, Romania
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