HOLISTICA Journal of Business and Public Administration, Year 2, No.1, January-June 2011

HOLISTICA Journal of Business and Public Administration, Year 2, No.1, January-June 2011

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Emilian M. Dobrescu

Romanian Academy

Niculae Bădălău

Valahia University of Targoviste

Nana Pirveli

Georgian Institute of Public Affairs

Ion Stegăroiu

Valahia University of Targoviste

Andreea-Georgiana Tiță

University Constantin Brancusi of Targu-Jiu

Tatiana Bass

University of Bucharest

Ana-Maria Dinu

Dimitrie Cantemir Christian University

Nicolae Alexandru Pana

Valahia University of Targoviste

Vlad Constantin Marinache

University of Bucharest

Roxana Ioniță-Tulea

University of Bucharest

Date Written: January 1, 2011

Abstract

HOLISTICA Journal of Business and Public Administration has been the result of the authors’ need to approach 'in integrum' the phenomena, processes and structures in different specializations. The complexity of socio-economic life determines specialists, as a sine-qua-non condition, to pay more attention to the influence of the parts on the whole, to the configuration and reconfiguration of the whole through the modification of the parts. The multitude of relations and interdependences between the economic, social, 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 at bringing together scientific and methodological research, viewpoints that would explain the behavior of the specific components and the 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 (all subjects that could offer an image on the administration), law (regulations, EU directives, commercial legislation, labor law etc.), public law (administrative, civil, communitaire, 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 make the identification of solutions possible, so as 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 communities and individuals. Each of us is at the same time a part and a whole, 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. This fact motivates 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 its essence, unity and specificity to the whole lies in this neural network of links and dependencies.

Keywords: Business, public administration, management, economics, law

JEL Classification: A, D, H, K, L, M, O

Suggested Citation

Dobrescu, Emilian M. and Bădălău, Niculae and Pirveli, Nana and Stegăroiu, Ion and Tiță, Andreea-Georgiana and Bass, Tatiana and Dinu, Ana-Maria and Pana, Nicolae Alexandru and Marinache, Vlad Constantin and Ioniță-Tulea, Roxana, HOLISTICA Journal of Business and Public Administration, Year 2, No.1, January-June 2011 (January 1, 2011). HOLISTICA Journal of Business and Public Administration, Year 2, No.1, January-June 2011, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2400894

Emilian M. Dobrescu (Contact Author)

Romanian Academy ( email )

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Niculae Bădălău

Valahia University of Targoviste ( email )

Avenue Carol I no. 2
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Tirgoviste, Dimbovita -
Romania

Nana Pirveli

Georgian Institute of Public Affairs ( email )

Mari Brose Street
Tbilisi
Georgia

Ion Stegăroiu

Valahia University of Targoviste ( email )

Avenue Carol I no. 2
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Tirgoviste, dimbovita -
Romania

Andreea-Georgiana Tiță

University Constantin Brancusi of Targu-Jiu ( email )

Eroilor Street No.30
Targu Jiu, Gorj
Romania

Tatiana Bass

University of Bucharest ( email )

14 Academiei St.
Bucharest, Bucuresti 70109
Romania

Ana-Maria Dinu

Dimitrie Cantemir Christian University ( email )

2, Burebista Street
Cluj-Napoca, 400276
Romania

Nicolae Alexandru Pana

Valahia University of Targoviste ( email )

Avenue Carol I no. 2
-
Tirgoviste, Dimbovita -
Romania

Vlad Constantin Marinache

University of Bucharest ( email )

14 Academiei St.
Bucharest, Bucuresti 70109
Romania

Roxana Ioniță-Tulea

University of Bucharest ( email )

14 Academiei St.
Bucharest, Bucuresti 70109
Romania

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