Research outputs

Intelligent Destination Management for Sustainable Tourism

The pilot project DIMAST (Intelligent Destination Management for Sustainable Tourism) aims to design and develop an original technical procedure for testing the European System of Tourism Indicators for Sustainable Destinations (ETIS 2013) in Braşov County, through an innovative IT decision-support system. GDSS (functional model) should directly and actively support the participatory management of the development of a sustainable tourism of the destinations in Braşov county. The innovative IT system is supported by a database (secondary and primary), configured according to the European Tourism Indicators for Sustainable Destinations (ETIS 2013) usable in the case of Braşov County, a specialized knowledge base in the field of sustainable tourism development management, a base of models and algorithms used for data processing and a geographic information subsystem (GIS), which allows the creation of thematic maps, based on the main indicators included in the project. The functionality of the DIMAST system will be tested through an integrated web platform and the DIMAST mobile application.

Designed as a collaborative IT system, two categories of potential users - direct beneficiaries - and two categories of potential users - indirect beneficiaries are targeted. In order to ensure a high level of representativeness of the interests of all categories of potential users, the DIMAST project is designed in an active public-private partnership between representatives of the main categories of beneficiaries and the software development company SC BIT Software SRL. Thus, the main direct experimental user will be the tourist destination management organization Association for Tourism Promotion and Development - APDT Braşov. The secondary direct users are the enterprises in the field of tourism in the destination (enterprises in the HORECA sector, travel agencies, leisure centres, etc.), the experimental users in this category are: SC Euro Tour SRL (owner of Hotel Ambient, Ambient Residence Pension in Brasov and Ambient Villa in Cristian) and SC CALLIA Cruise & Travel SRL (owner of a travel agency with the same name). The first category of indirect experimental users consist of students, researchers and teaching staff at Transilvania University of Braşov. The second category of indirect users is represented by other bodies with responsibilities in the field of tourism or sustainable development, such as local public authorities, various NGOs, research institutes, etc., The experimental users are Development Agency Sustainable Development of Braşov County - ADDJB and the National Institute for Research and Development in Tourism - INCDT.

Transition project

This project develops the mathematical modelling of some imbalance phenomena specific to the economies in transition to the market economy. The developed models go beyond the conventional approaches of the reform policies, highlighting the fact that the specific dysfunctions of the systems in transition lead to unusual responses of the real sector to the standard economic policy measures. The situations of imbalance identified refer to rent seeking behaviour, with its detrimental consequences on economic growth, free rider behaviour, interpreted as tax evasion, and the phenomenon of poverty and social inequality, with special emphasis on the concept of relative and multidimensional poverty. The project also aims to present the relevance of these models for Romania while integrating into the European Union. This provides working tools and recommendations to economic policy makers.

ASPECKT platform

The Platform / Laboratory of Statistical Analysis and Forecasting of Economic-Social Phenomena and MarKeTing Research (ASPECKT) proposes the establishment of a laboratory to ensure an updated and modern logistics base, in accordance with the new information and communication technologies, for the realization of an integrated platform for scientific research and application development. This platform will grant access to:

- master’s degree students from all specialisms of the Faculty of Economic Sciences;

- all doctoral students in the fundamental field ECONOMIC SCIENCES, the doctoral field MARKETING;

- the teaching staff of the Faculty of Economic Sciences, who work in the field of scientific research from a multidisciplinary approach.

Entrepreneurship and Supply Chain Management Project

The project aims at training entrepreneurial and logistics chain management skills to over 80 beneficiaries of 1-year courses held at the Faculty of Economic Sciences of Transilvania University of Brasov.

The courses are taught by renowned specialists from the university and logistics specialists from the main partner of the Italian Logistics Association (AILOG). The theoretical training is completed by a period of practice at renowned companies in Romania and Italy.

The Challenges of the Europeanization Process in the New EU Post-Communist Countries (coord. Prof. Dr. I. Tache)

Jean Monnet Information and Documentation Centre (coord. Prof. Dr. I. Tache)

European module Jean Monnet 2 (coord. Assoc. Prof. Dr. N. Marinescu)

Knowledge Management Project (KMS)

Knowledge management has developed in recent decades as a result of the need for organizations to gain competitive advantage and strategic differentiation in the conditions of globalization and the boost of information, becoming a valuable tool ensuring success. In the current competitive environment and in the light of the new regulations regarding the higher education, the universities borrow features specific to the behaviour of a private organization, for which the use of knowledge management is a desideratum and a necessity. The project’s specific objectives are conducting a study on the maturity of knowledge management in accredited universities in Romania, drafting, implementation and evaluation of the efficiency of implementing a knowledge management system in Romanian higher education institutions, designing an integrated, alternative management model of knowledge, creating mathematical models for knowledge evaluation, as well as the efficiency of alternative, integrated knowledge management systems.

Jean Monnet Chair Ad Personam Project (coord. Prof. Dr. I. Tache)

Jean Monnet Module EU Economic Studies (coord. Assoc. Prof. Dr. M. Raileanu Szeles)

Development, innovation and extension of access to learning in master’s degree programmes in business administration

The project aims to increase the capacity of higher education institutions in the economic field to provide higher qualifications relevant to the requirements of the labour market and to enhance learning opportunities at master’s degree.