About the journal:

Next Call for papers: 

Submission deadline: March 1 (no. 1), June 1 (no. 2),  September 1 (no.3), December 1 (no.4)

Editor in-chief: Professor Manuela Epure, PhD (Spiru Haret University)

We are living in a globalized world which means the need to reconsider the way in which we are interacting and working locally and internationally, as well.

The Fourth Industrial Revolution brings us not only new technologies but requires a new approach at leadership level. It is about responsive and responsible leadership that could allow us to keep up with the major changes possible to occur due to new technologies in place.

The convergence of new technologies is creating unprecedented opportunities in all aspects, from business-to-business commerce to humanitarian intervention. The melding of artificial intelligence (AI) with big data capabilities – not to mention the actual exponential accumulation of data itself – has created a fascinating world of communications, collaboration and interaction, not just between people but also between machines and between people and machines”1.

In this context, a new set of skills and competences are expected to be provided by potential employees. Businesses have a role to play in lifelong learning and reskilling. People are just not prepared for the digital future.” said Frans van Houten, president and chief officer, Royal Philips.

From all the challenges, one is gaining world’ leaders attention namely expanding social participation in the process and benefits of economic growth. Over the past recent years, a worldwide consensus has emerged on the need of a more socially – inclusive approach to creating economic growth, but inclusive growth remains an aspiration, not only for EU but also for the rest of the world. A systemic framework has not yet developed to guide policy and practice in achieving inclusive growth target.

The ultimate objective of national economic performance is broad-based and sustained progress in living standards, a concept that encompasses wage and non-wage income (e.g., pension benefits) as well as economic opportunity, security and quality of life. This is the bottom-line basis on which a society evaluates the economic dimension of its country’s leadership. Many countries have had difficulty in satisfying social expectations in this regard. For example, in the last five years, annual median incomes declined by 2.4% in advanced economies, while GDP per capita growth averaged less than 1%.2

The current issue includes papers discussing: the role of growth poles in the European economic integration, the factors that may affect financial sustainability of the pension system in Romania, banking systems in two different worlds – Romania and Iceland but having similar development, problems and the importance of audit of the quality control systems and company level with major implication on competitiveness. Communication is really important nowadays and using English seems to be not only a common sense in the business world, but it become a universal language of communication in today’s digital world.

JEDEP’s editorial team is in process to develop a special section of each JEDEP’s issue, dedicated to young researchers, those “raising stars”, the tomorrow’s outstanding professionals that might contribute significantly to the change of the world.

1 World Economic Forum-Annual Meeting Report, 2017

2 WEF- The Inclusive Growth and Development Report, 2017, vii.    

 Notes for Prospective Authors

Submitted papers should not have been previously published nor be currently under consideration for publication elsewhere. (N.B. The papers may only be submitted if the paper was not originally copyrighted and if it has been completely re-written).

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