Global Economic Observer

Articles from Vol. 3, No. 1, 2015

An Exploratory Study regarding the Brand-Consumer Relationship in Social Media
1. IntroductionThe marketing communication activity was noticeably improved along with the emergence of social media. For the brand communication strategy the use of social media tools proved to offer significant advantages and contributed to the development...
Central and Eastern European Countries Focus on the Silk Road Economic Belt
1. IntroductionIn a globalize world, countries have to take any economic and political opportunity in order ensure the welfare of their citizens. At present, there are several big scale projects aiming at developing international trade at unprecedented...
Characterising India's Exports to the U.S.: The Post Liberalisation Dynamics
1. IntroductionIn the span of 15 years post liberalisation, India's real exports to the world have increased by 304 percent. India has experienced significant export growth over the past two decades. In 2013, India was the 17th largest exporter in the...
Could Shale Gas Become a Reliable Energy Source for Europe and Romania?
1. IntroductionIn the last years when global wanning or greenhouse effect has become the most important and pressing problem of humanity a new fossil resource has rapidly entered in energy sector, shale gas and oil. Shale gas is a resource that has come...
Depreciating Indian Rupee: Trends and Issues
1. Historical PerspectiveIndian rupee has an unparallel history since the ancient times to the present rough-and tumble of a globalised economy, with each era's coinage and worth, broadly imitating the current political, social and economic environment....
European Union: Innovation Activity and Competitiveness. Realities and Perspectives
1. IntroductionAnalysts define competitiveness through productivity in an economy, which entails the prosperity degree of the entire society. Among the determinant factors of productivity (and thus of competitiveness) there are education and training,...
Financial Crisis and the Central Bank System
1 IntroductionFinancial and banking crises properly defined consist either of panics or of waves of costly bank failures. These phenomena were rare historically compared to the present. A historical analysis of the two phenomena (panics and waves of...
Globalization - Chances or Risks
1. IntroductionAccording to Lester Thurrow (2003), globalization - which is a phenomenon specific for the last two decades of the 20th century - comprises two stages. The former one covers the '50s, '60s, '70s of the last century. It was mainly characterized...
How EU Economic Integration Advances on the Way of Some Important Unions
1. IntroductionAfter a rapid progress of European integration between 1986 and 1992 mirrored by the completion of the Single Market in 1993 based on the four fundamental freedoms: free movement of goods, services, people and capital and on common policies...
Insights into the Chinese Outbound Tourism - an Empirical Analysis. Opportunities for Romania
1. IntroductionChina's economic ascent of the last three and a half decades is the most spectacular accomplishment in the history of economic development, unique in magnitude, in its lengthy and unabating high pace of growth and outstanding by many of...
Pension System Related Public Politics
1. IntroductionThe affirmation: "I won't live to see any pension" is often encountered in Romania, as an increasing number of people are taking into consideration the probability of not being able to enjoy the advantages of a sufficient pension following...
Regional Agriculture in Romania: A Quantitative Assessment
1. IntroductionAt the national level, agriculture is an important sector in Romania's economy, both through its contribution to the GDP growth of, as well as weight of labour force involved in the field. As mentioned in some national analyses, in the...
Romania's Agriculture and Its Role in the Convergence Process
1. IntroductionEconomic integration in the EU of the Member States has a major impact on the structure and dynamics of macroeconomic indicators in these countries. Structural concordance between the Romanian economy and that of other EU countries is...
Romania, Strategic Partner in China-CEE Relations 1
1. Introduction: From a common past, o a common futureIn October 2014, China and Romania celebrated 65 years of bilateral diplomatic relations, years of mutual understanding, cooperation and friendship. The recent decades - two and a half for Romania,...
Study about the Relationship between Accounting and Taxation. Proposals for Disconnection
1 IntroductionThe relationship between accounting and taxation was characterized over the time by words and pirrases such as dichotomy, subordination1, convergence, divergence, and more also, who takes imagination to see the eternal status of conflict...
The Accuracy Analysis of Inflation Rate Forecasts in Euro Area
(ProQuest: ... denotes formulae omitted.)1. IntroductionThe general public is very interested in macroeconomic predictions made for a future time, but the degree of interest decreases when the horizon became a period in the past. However, we should know...
The Common Agricultural Policy Role in Addressing External Shocks - the Case of Russian Import Ban
1. IntroductionThe Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) is the one of the oldest of the common policies and has been conceived as a partnership between fanners and the European Union, its objective being to increase the productivity and production of the...
The Military Dimension of American Hegemony
The Military Dimension of American Hegemony Thomas Oatley, A Political Economy of American Hegemony - Buildups, Booms and Busts, Cambridge University Press, 2015, Kindle EditionA Political Economy of American Hegemony - Buildups, Booms and Busts by Thomas...
The Romanian Product Innovative Enterprises - A Statistical Analysis Using "R"
(ProQuest: ... denotes formulae omitted.)1. Introduction1.1. ObjectiveIn order to have a better understand of the position of Romanian enterprises towards product innovation, this paper analyses two main characteristics: enterprises size and turnover....
Using the Professional Judgment within the Financial Auditor's Profession
1. IntroductionThe audit has the mission to coordinate and to reach every phase prior to the issue of the audit opinion. In the situation in which the regulations applied, used law codes, procedures or directives do not impose a clear path for the decision...
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