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ORGANISATIONAL CULTURE MEASUREMENT: AN EMPIRICAL STUDY OF LOCAL AND REGIONAL SIMILARITIES AND DIFFERENCES IN CASE OF POST OF SLOVENIA Ltd. Print E-mail

Dejan Jelovac, Ranko Orlić, Jana Suklan, Cvetko Sršen

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Local and regional similarities and differences in the organisational culture of the national postal operator were discussed. Its business units are present in all Slovenian regions. The main objective of the research is to discover the prevailing type of the organisational culture in the company. For this purpose, we used Cameron and Quinn's questionnaire. We suppose that among certain business units in different Slovenian regions there are both affinities and substantial differences in the perception of the organisational culture. The results showed that we can classify business units of the organisation according to the organisational culture in two heterogeneous groups.

Keywords: subculture, organisational culture, local and regional characteristics, Post of Slovenia.

Prof. Dr. Dejan Jelovac is Full Professor of organisational sciences and business ethics at School of Advanced Social Studies, Nova Gorica; Faculty of Media, Ljubljana and Faculty of Information Studies in Novo mesto, Slovenia; dejan.jelovac(at)gmail.com

Ranko Orlić, Ph.D., Full Professor, University of Belgrade, Faculty of Organizational Sciences, Jove Ilića 154, 11000 Beograd, Serbia, email: rorlic(at)eunet.rs

Jana Suklan, School of Advanced Social Studies, Gregorčičeva 19, 5000 Nova Gorica, Slovenia, email: jana.suklan(at)gmail.com

Cvetko Sršen, M.A. in social sciences, CEO of PE Novo mesto, Post Office Slovenia, Novi trg 7, 8000 Novo mesto, email: Cvetko.Srsen(at)posta.si

Cite this article:
Jelovac Dejan, et. al. . ORGANISATIONAL CULTURE MEASUREMENT: AN EMPIRICAL STUDY OF LOCAL AND REGIONAL SIMILARITIES AND DIFFERENCES IN CASE OF POST OF SLOVENIA Ltd.. Innovative Issues and Approaches in Social Sciences, vol.9, no.2:8-34, DOI:http://dx.doi.org/10.12959/issn.1855-0541.IIASS-2016-no2-art1

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UNWANTED BEHAVIOUR AMONG YOUTH: INFLUENCE OF DIGITAL MEDIA CONSUMPTION Print E-mail

Mateja Rek

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In many cases of unwanted behaviour that we analysed (for instance in case of cheating on school tests, beating, being bullied, conflicts with parents, gambling, intentionally damaging or destroying property) we found a statistically significant effect of the extent of digital media use on incidence of such behaviour. Youth, who are large digital media users, behave in such socially unwanted ways more often compared to smaller media users. A dominant share of youth isn’t involved in violent behaviour or vandalism at all. However, the incidence of violence or vandalism in the large media users group is significantly higher compared to low and medium users group.

Key words: youth, digital media, media effects, unwanted behavior

Mateja Rek is Associate Professor at Faculty of media and Head of the Infrastructural program of Faculty for media – collecting, managing and archiving data on media literacy, funded by Slovenian Research Agency, contract number: 1000-16-2916.

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Rek Mateja. UNWANTED BEHAVIOUR AMONG YOUTH: INFLUENCE OF DIGITAL MEDIA CONSUMPTION. Innovative Issues and Approaches in Social Sciences, vol.9, no.3:122--1, DOI:http://dx.doi.org/10.12959/issn.1855-0541.IIASS-2016-no3-art7

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A STRUCTURAL EQUATION MODELING OF UNIVERSITY STUDENTS’ SMARTPHONE DEPENDENCE IN AN EMERGING COUNTRY Print E-mail

Zafer Aykanat, Tayfun Yıldız, Ali Kemal Çelik

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Smartphone dependence has been emerged as a crucial concern especially for young consumers along with rapid technological advances over the past decades. Better understanding the determinants of smartphone dependence on young consumers may be valuable to decrease compulsive smartphone use in the future. The main objective of this study is to examine the association between smartphone dependence and product features, brand name, product price, social influence and social needs using a Structural Equation Modeling (SEM). For this purpose, a well-established survey was conducted to 411 university students in a north-eastern university of Turkey. The empirical evidence of the present study reveals that there exists a positive relationship between smartphone dependence and social influence and social needs. Results also suggest that product price has a negative impact on smartphone dependence. This study is most probably the first attempt to examine factors affecting smartphone dependence in this specific sample. The results of this study may add value to explain the key drivers of problematic smartphone use in emerging countries.

Keywords: smartphone, dependence, structural equation modeling, social influence, social needs, Turkey

Zafer Aykanat - Ardahan University, Department of Business Administration ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it )

Tayfun Yıldız - Ardahan University, Department of Business Administration ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it )

Ali Kemal Çelik - Atatürk University, Department of Econometrics ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it )

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Zafer Aykanat, Yıldız Tayfun, Çelik Ali Kemal. A STRUCTURAL EQUATION MODELING OF UNIVERSITY STUDENTS’ SMARTPHONE DEPENDENCE IN AN EMERGING COUNTRY. Innovative Issues and Approaches in Social Sciences, vol.9, no.3:108-121, DOI:http://dx.doi.org/10.12959/issn.1855-0541.IIASS-2016-no3-art6

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THE PRACTICAL ASPECT OF DEVELOPING ART APPRECIATION Print E-mail

Matjaž Duh, Jerneja Herzog, Andreja Švec

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In the present article the significance and the role of art appreciation are dealt with. The ways and procedures of developing art appreciation of pupils in primary school are presented. With the support of the procedure of gradual uncovering of an artwork, in which two different methods were employed, namely increasing the sharpness and fragmentary image, the response and experience of 14 – 15 years old pupils were investigated in this study. In this, focus was on the examination of appropriateness of the procedures according to the type of the selected artworks. The procedures were examined on two sets, namely on a set of artworks with realistically depicted motifs and on a set of abstract paintings. We have found the selected procedures were to a certain extent more appropriate for dealing with realistic motifs, and to a lesser extent for abstract motifs. For pupils it is more difficult to accept an unknown, alien image, they much more easily identify themselves with recognisable forms and motifs. The latter motivate and inspire them more; they activate communication and in consequence raise the level of the development of art appreciation.

Key Words: art appreciation, communication, artworks, methods of developing art appreciation.

Matjaž Duh, PhD, Faculty of Education, University of Maribor ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it )

Jerneja Herzog, PhD, University of Maribor, Faculty of Education, ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it )

Andreja Švec, prof., Faculty of Education, University of Maribor ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it )

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Duh Matjaž, Herzog Jerneja, Švec Andreja. THE PRACTICAL ASPECT OF DEVELOPING ART APPRECIATION. Innovative Issues and Approaches in Social Sciences, vol.9, no.3:84-107, DOI:http://dx.doi.org/10.12959/issn.1855-0541.IIASS-2016-no3-art5

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THE NATIONAL MINORITY CONSULTATIVE MECHANISMS - THE COUNCILS OF NATIONAL MINORITIES IN BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA Print E-mail

Aleksandar Čorni

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The article tries to explore the practical application of the soft law, in concrete terms, the documents adopted by the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe, referring to the models of participation of national minorities in public life in the case of Bosnia and Herzegovina. The objective of the research was to assess the legal and political grounds for functioning national minority councils as participation and consultative mechanisms, scope of responsibilities and capacities in relation to their effectiveness and impact and to identify relevant good practices on such mechanisms. The political and decision-making structures in Bosnia and Herzegovina demonstrated lack of actual commitment to the realization of the rights of minorities referring to participation in decision-making processes. Bearing in mind formal position within parliaments, visibility, and a significant promotional capacity for presence in the public sphere, the councils on national minorities may represent a significant body and channel for the minority – majority dialogue. However, at the moment, the national minority councils’ capacity to ensure participation of national minorities in Bosnian political life and their influence in decision-making process remains insufficient. In general, the consultative mechanisms, within their mandated responsibilities, have had insignificant and minimal impact on the practical, political and legislative segment.

Key words: The OSCE Lund Recommendations, Councils of National Minorities in Bosnia.

Aleksandar Čorni, LLM in Law, Attorney at Law within Joint Law Firm „Dragan Stupar & Aleksandar Čorni“, Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina. Contact address: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

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Čorni  Aleksandar . THE NATIONAL MINORITY CONSULTATIVE MECHANISMS - THE COUNCILS OF NATIONAL MINORITIES IN BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA. Innovative Issues and Approaches in Social Sciences, vol.9, no.3:57-83, DOI:http://dx.doi.org/10.12959/issn.1855-0541.IIASS-2016-no3-art4

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