Open to anyone with an interest in historical and contemporary movements of people, ideas, cultures and goods across boundaries. The aim is to encourage interdisciplinary conversations on a wide range of topics of transnational and global significance. These may include but are not necessarily limited to migration, trade, development, empire, consumption, food, sport, languages, literature, religion, technology, sexuality, law, health and environment.
Starting from the critique of Enlightenment from Horkheimer/Adorno to Foucault, this essay discusses implications of such critique for the most eminent figure of Serb enlightenment, Dimitrije (Dositej) Obradović. Topics: Politics towards Josef II’ enlightened despotism, the misunderstanding about Obradovic’ championship of a popular literary…[Read more]
Populärwissenschaftliche Darstellung der Geschichte der deutsch-slovenischen Diglossie in Innerösterreich im 16. und 17. Jh.
Gaining access through musical practices.
Kiril Dimitrov deposited SOME FACETS OF HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT IN THE INDUSTRIAL ORGANIZATIONS IN BULGARIA AFTER THE PRIVATIZATION in the group Global & Transnational Studies on Humanities Commons 1 month, 1 week ago
The current article presents a part of the results of empirical survey, conducted to explore the condition of human resource management in the privatized industrial organizations in our country. The generated results may assist the surveyed companies’ managers in their pursuit of high level organization’s competitiveness after Bulgaria’s unifi…[Read more]
Kiril Dimitrov deposited SEVERAL NORMS AND BELIEFS, DEFINING THE ATTITUDE TO HUMAN RESOURCES IN THE INDUSTRIAL ORGANIZATIONS in the group Global & Transnational Studies on Humanities Commons 1 month, 1 week ago
The current article reveals: the role of three norms from the environment, in which Bulgarian industrial enterprises operate; and the role of three beliefs, disseminated among the managers of these organizations. It is considered that their joint influence hampers the achievement of sustainable competitive advantage through human resources by the…[Read more]
This article presents the results of a survey of corporate social responsibility activities, undertaken by a group of business entities in Bulgaria in the context of great political, economic and cultural changes that the country has been passing through from 1990 up to date, and that affected the organizational behaviour of locally operating…[Read more]
Kiril Dimitrov deposited THE CHARACTERISTICS OF PREFERRED STRATEGIC POSTURES BY BULGARIAN INDUSTRIAL COMPANIES IN THE WORLD FINANCIAL AND ECONOMIC CRISIS in the group Global & Transnational Studies on Humanities Commons 1 month, 1 week ago
This article presents the results of a survey of Bulgarian industrial organizations with respect to their clashes with the world financial and economic crisis’s effects on local economy. The crisis manifestations under business environment specificity factors and important cultural aspects of dominating managerial behavior in these companies are d…[Read more]
Kiril Dimitrov deposited THE STRATEGIC MOVES OF SUCCEEDING COMPANIES IN BULGARIA MIDST THE WORLD FINANCIAL AND ECONOMIC CRISIS in the group Global & Transnational Studies on Humanities Commons 1 month, 1 week ago
The current article is aimed at surveying the strategic moves of high performing local industrial organizations that officially shared some aspects of their business achievements with local communities, participating in the surveys of leading periodicals in Bulgaria. It reveals that business success is possible even in the economic industries most…[Read more]
The current article presents and justifies the wise use of natural analogies in teaching Firm culture at the Universities and in consulting activities in organizations, associated with necessary study of an existing firm culture, before undertaking change management initiatives that are intended to ensure lasting effects. The meanings and…[Read more]
The current article traces back the scientific interest to cultural levels across the organization at the University of National and World Economy, and especially in the series of Economic Alternatives – an official scientific magazine, issued by this Institution. Further, a wider and critical review of international achievements in this field i…[Read more]
The current study dwells upon Edgar Schein’s original framework for exploring organizational culture by classifying its elements to three levels. Important directions of model’s elaboration are identified and analyzed. The last have been undertaken by different researchers in the last three decades, based on individual’s necessities, invol…[Read more]
The current article reviews complex multi-level frameworks as a modern and complicated technique of describing target organizational cultures. The essence, reasons of development, advantages and disadvantages and comparisons of/among the items in a set of ten frameworks, containing at least four organization culture levels, are revealed here. A…[Read more]
The current article unveils and analyzes some important factors, influencing diversity in strategic decision-making approaches in local companies. Researcher’s attention is oriented to survey important characteristics of the strategic moves, undertaken by leading companies in Bulgaria.
This article outlines different stages in development of the national culture model, created by Geert Hofstede and his affiliates. This paper reveals and synthesizes the contemporary review of the application spheres of this framework. Numerous applications of the dimensions set are used as a source of identifying significant critiques, concerning…[Read more]
The current article unveils and analyzes important shades of meaning for the widely discussed term ‚talent management‘. It not only grounds the outlined perspectives in incremental formulation and elaboration of this construct, but also is oriented to exploring the underlying reasons for the social actors, proposing new nuances. Thus, a mind map…[Read more]
The current article explores interesting, significant and recently identified nuances in the relationship “culture-strategy”. The shared views of leading scholars at the University of National and World Economy in relation with the essence, direction, structure, role and hierarchy of “culture-strategy” relation are defined as a starting point o…[Read more]
Kiril Dimitrov deposited Dominating Attributes Of Professed Firm Culture Of Holding Companies – Members Of The Bulgarian Industrial Capital Association in the group Global & Transnational Studies on Humanities Commons 1 month, 1 week ago
This article aims to outline the diversity of cultural phenomena that occur at organizational level, emphasizing the place and role of the key attributes of professed firm culture for the survival and successful development of big business organizations. The holding companies, members of the Bulgarian Industrial Capital Association, are chosen as…[Read more]
This study is focused on the women and girls of 7 villages called Upper Mustang and middle Mustang in Mustang district. To explore the situation of women and girls with the angle of their rights as per the provisions made by international convention and national legal aspects is the main objective of the study. About 60 women and girls are…[Read more]
Part of a larger roundtable series on Arab American histories for the Journal of American Ethnic History.
ALMUDENA CORTES MAISONAVE deposited Violencia de género y frontera: migrantes centroamericanas en México hacia los EEUU in the group Global & Transnational Studies on Humanities Commons 3 months, 1 week ago
Este texto analiza el caso de la migración centroamericana que migra en y por México desde una perspectiva de análisis antropológico y feminista aplicados a las recientes propuestas sobre los regímenes migratorios y de movilidad. Se busca reformular las preguntas tradicionales de investigación que presentan el papel de la violencia criminal como…[Read more]
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