Volume VI, Network Intelligence Studies
Issue 11
Adriana ZAIȚ
 

Scientists have tried to find out what are the main mechanisms explaining human behavior – genes or environment, nature or nurture? For a long period of time, cognitive-developmental and behavior-analytic approaches to the study of human behavior have been considered as totally incompatible, yet today organismic and contextualist perspectives are more and more often brought together by scientists from various fields of research. Behavioral epigenetics, a really young and controversial branch of science, applies epigenetics’ principles to the study of various physiological, genetic, environmental and developmental mechanisms of human behavior. This is why a question arised – could we apply the same principles for academic research? Behavioral epigenetics could explain academic behavior in terms of preferred research approaches and designs, productivity and performance, publishing or collaboration between individuals, as a consequence of exposure to environmental adversity (lack of financing, hard competition for funds), social stress (deteriorating image and position of researchers in society) or traumatic experiences (frequent change in financing and promotion criteria, article rejection and negative reviews). Additive influences of nature and nurture type of factors on the development of exceptional competences and performance have already been intensively studied, and lately attention shifted to the interactions and reciprocation of nature and nurture, including nature mediated or revealed through nurture. Studies suggest that physiological and psychological characteristics acquired during the lifespan could even be transmitted as a kind of soft inheritance, which could explain a specific behavior. In fields as health, medicine and biology, as well as in cultural studies, analysis performed on twins growing up in different environmental conditions may offer an answer as far as epigenetics is concerned. In academic research, some clues could be offered by analyzing researchers from genetically related countries, such as Romania and Moldova, grown up and developed in significantly different environmental conditions. The present essay tries to launch into discussion this potential explanation, recognizing that significant conceptual shifts and further research would be needed to fully understand the dynamic of interactions between genes, environment, epigenetics, social and economic processes for the behavioral changes of academics in terms of research involvement and academic performance.

  • Type: Editorial
  • Published on: 13th March, 2018
  • Pages: 7-10
  • Received: 18th March, 2018
  • Final revision and acceptance: 12th March, 2018
Volume VI, Network Intelligence Studies
Issue 11
Rendra WIDYATAMA
 

Broadcasting TV occupies a significant position in the community. Therefore, all the countries in the world give attention to TV broadcasting business. In Indonesia, the government requires TV stations to broadcast locally, except through networking. In this state, there are 763 private TV companies broadcasting free to air. Of these, some companies have many TV stations and build various broadcasting networks. In this article, the author reveals the substantial TV stations that control the market, based on literature studies. From the data analysis, there are 14 substantial free to network broadcast private TV broadcasters but owns by eight companies; these include the MNC Group, EMTEK, Viva Media Asia, CTCorp, Media Indonesia, Rajawali Corpora, and Indigo Multimedia. All TV stations are from Jakarta, which broadcasts in 22 to 32 Indonesian provinces.

  • Type: Case Study
  • Published on: 11th March, 2018
  • Keywords: Regulation, Parent TV Station, Private TV station, Business orientation, TV broadcasting network
  • Pages: 11-20
  • Received: 7th February, 2018
  • Final revision and acceptance: 4th March, 2018
Volume VI, Network Intelligence Studies
Issue 11
Alina-Mihaela NICUTA, Florin-Alexandru LUCA, Andreea APETREI
 

In the context of an economy placed on ”fast mode”, how a company can stay in line with an accelerated trend of entrepreneurial innovation and change and how a company can approach the customers’ management? In order to facilitate the companies’ activity on the market and preserve customer relationship, recent technological innovations created management systems based on three key activities: gathering customer information, information dissemination in the organization and information use for product and service innovation and improvement. The present paper tries to provide an answer to the above mentioned questions using an overview on current approaches in Customer Relationship Management (CRM) by introducing the concept of CRM, where it all started, how it currently works and which are its future trends.

  • Type: Review Article
  • Published on: 20th May, 2018
  • Keywords: Innovation, CRM Market, Vendors, Future trends
  • Pages: 21-25
  • Received: 20th April, 2018
  • Final revision and acceptance: 18th May, 2018
Volume VI, Network Intelligence Studies
Issue 11
Mária HÉDER, Péter Miklós KŐMÍVES, Krisztina DAJNOKI
 

The purpose of the article is to summarize the major aspects that characterize current labour market expectations and to compare them to the criteria that emerge as a condition of the “flow state”. As a result of the above, conclusions are drawn and support the organizational justification of work experience management and provide an initial basis for practical application. It can be concluded that achievement of the flow experience might be a desirable situation on organizational level, because it might result in improved employee loyalty and a stronger relationship between the individual and the organisation, thus employee retention is promoted as well. However, reaching the flow experience has a number of requirements; it cannot be realised unless these conditions are met. Obviously, the realization of these factors can be supported by the organizational HR system through its diverse functions, out of which the following ones act as the closest links: job design, motivation, career planning, occupational safety, health preservation and performance appraisal.

  • Type:Review Article
  • Published on: 20th May, 2018
  • Keywords: Flow, HR, Loyalty, Retention, Experience
  • Pages: 27-36
  • Received: 5th April, 2018
  • Final revision and acceptance: 18th May, 2018
Volume VI, Network Intelligence Studies
Issue 11
Nelu FLOREA, Elena-Sabina TURNEA
 

It has become evident that organizational rewards attract human resources, motivate and maintain them into companies. There is no perfect combination of rewards into an attractive salary package, as they are perceived differently by the employees of each company. Moreover, there are differences in preferences and among employees of the same company. This attraction for a reward or another depends on: the proffesional experience, the organizational culture, the individual values, etc. Of course, the specificity of business also influences the rewards in one way or another. The purpose of this paper is to design a research proposal through which we are able to analyze the preferences for organizational rewards of the employees from the Romanian companies. Suggestions for practitioners and some preliminary results and recommendations for further research are provided.

  • Type: Case Study
  • Published on: 20th May, 2018
  • Keywords: Compensation, Benefits, Total reward, Romanian companies, Preferences
  • Pages: 37-42
  • Received: 23th April, 2018
  • Final revision and acceptance: 18th May, 2018