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BUILDING A UNIVERSITY FOUNDERS ORIENTED SPIN-OFF RESEARCH FRAMEWORK Print E-mail

Dolores Modic

Abstract

To understand the impact of university founders on (university) spin-offs' success, we must first understand the roles (and functions) of founders, how university founders move through different roles and what is their level of engagement. In the present article I build a university founders oriented research framework; first offering a literature review, next looking at different roles of founders and delving in specific into two issues (lock-out vs. exit strategies and hands on vs. hands off approach). Lastly, I dedicate myself to developing a university oriented spin-off development framework that takes into account various development stages of university spin-offs.

Key words: university spin-offs, spin-offs, academic entrepreneurs, university founders, roles

Dolores Modic is a Fulbright Scholar at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and an Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Information Studies (dolores.modic (at) fuds.si).
 

Cite this article:
Modic Dolores. BUILDING A UNIVERSITY FOUNDERS ORIENTED SPIN-OFF RESEARCH FRAMEWORK. Innovative Issues and Approaches in Social Sciences, vol.8, no.3:148-169, DOI:http://dx.doi.org/10.12959/issn.1855-0541.IIASS-2015-no3-art08

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MANAGEMENT OF LOCAL FINANCES IN POLITICAL PERSPECTIVES Print E-mail

Uroš Pinterič

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Local finances are subject of only limited debate, connected usually with the unreasonable high expenditures and low efficiency. This situation is then abused for support to the amalgamation or simple reduction of the number of municipalities. In the article we are trying to understand if there is any connection between different perspective on local self-government and the distribution of the finances. The research shows only indirect connection that requires additional study in order to fully confirm that the non-party mayors have different budget management approach. So far the research only confirms this as a possibility which might be strongly dependent on other factors, such as demographic composition of individual municipalities.

Key words: Slovenia, budgetary management, local self-government, independent politics

Assoc. prof. Uroš Pinterič, PhD. is a postdoctoral scholar at Charles University in Prague, Faculty of Social Sciences, Institute of Political Studies.

"The text was financed from Prvouk P17 - Vědy o společnosti, politice a médiích ve výzvách doby"

Cite this article:
Pinteric Uros. MANAGEMENT OF LOCAL FINANCES IN POLITICAL PERSPECTIVES. Innovative Issues and Approaches in Social Sciences, vol.8, no.3:135-147, DOI:http://dx.doi.org/10.12959/issn.1855-0541.IIASS-2015-no3-art07

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EMBODIMENT OF CAPOEIRA SKILLS Print E-mail

Urška Habjan

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This article is the result of twenty-one months of fieldwork among the capoeiristas in Brazil, primarily in the city of Salvador, between 2003 and 2013. The fieldwork methodology was based on participant observation. It also included conducting interviews and informal conversations, listening to life stories of locals, and writing a diary. My personal experiences within capoeira and the improvement of my own skills enabled me to better grasp what capoeira is about. By participating, I more fully understood the corporeal strain and pleasure involved in this particular embodied practice.

The socio-economic situation of Brazilian society based on racial and gender discrimination enhances the cultivation of capoeiristic habitus and dictates the need for the acquisition of capoeiristic skills and attitudes in order to cope with, understand, and live within an unequal world. Capoeiristic habitus consists of knowledge, attitudes and skills enabling capoeiristas to stay in tune with the environment of lurking danger, to face with an ambiguous, unstable and uncertain environment. Capoeiristic habitus can be embodied early in life or learnt and acquired as a by-product of capoeira training. But it remains important whether the environment in which a capoeirista practises tolerates or inhibits the cultivation of capoeiristic skills. 

 Key words: capoeira, embodiment, skills, body and mind

Urška Habjan is PhD student of Anthropology

Cite this article:
Habjan Urska. EMBODIMENT OF CAPOEIRA SKILLS. Innovative Issues and Approaches in Social Sciences, vol.8, no.3:118-134, DOI:http://dx.doi.org/10.12959/issn.1855-0541.IIASS-2015-no3-art06

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A PEDAGOGUE’S ROLE REGARDING THE INTEGRATION OF A CHILD IN KINDERGARTEN Print E-mail

Jurka Lepičnik Vodopivec, Darja Žikovšek

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For children and their parents, starting kindergarten is an important turning point in life. In this period, it is important that parents, prior starting kindergarten, have a quality consultation with the kindergarten’s pedagogue. With his/hers professional knowledge he/she is competent enough to carry out an education counselling interview with parents of preschool children. Through an education counselling interview, a pedagogue presents all aspects of the problem connected with the start of kindergarten, as well as the optimal way of confronting this event. Hereinafter, we present the results of the research which intention was to study the process, contents, and meaning of introductory education counselling interviews with parents. Further, we wanted to establish the pedagogues’ role in Slovenian kindergartens regarding the integration of a child in kindergarten. We obtained an insight in problems that occur during pedagogues’ work directly in practice and stressed proposals which could better their position. Based on the analysis of data gained by interviewing pedagogues employed in Slovenian kindergartens, we found out that the pedagogues’ role regarding the integration of children in kindergartens is not well known yet.

Key words: kindergarten, pedagogue, integration of a child in kindergarten

Ph.D. Jurka Lepičnik Vodopivec, full professor of pedagogy, Department of Educational Sciences, University of Primorska, Faculty of Education, Koper, Slovenia

Darja Žikovšek, University of Maribor, Faculty of Arts, Koroška cesta 160, 2000 Maribor, Slovenia ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it )

Cite this article:
Lepicnik Vodopivec Jurka, Zikovsek Darja. A PEDAGOGUE’S ROLE REGARDING THE INTEGRATION OF A CHILD IN KINDERGARTEN. Innovative Issues and Approaches in Social Sciences, vol.8, no.3:106-117, DOI:http://dx.doi.org/10.12959/issn.1855-0541.IIASS-2015-no3-art05

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THE COMPETENCIES OF AN INDIVIDUAL IN THE CREATION OF NEW IDEAS IN THE ORGANIZATION Print E-mail

Dana Mesner Andolšek, Anja Jerković

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Purpose of this article is dedicated to addressing innovation from a person – organization point of view where the focus is on the individual and his competencies in the innovation process. Our study focuses on skills that an individual needs to successfully design new innovative ideas. The analysis includes samples from 17 countries and more than 70000 respondents. The results show that social competence, together with work, active and cognitive competence, is very important in creating innovative ideas of employees in the organization.

Key words: innovation, process of innovation, active, work, cognitive and social skills of an individual

Dana Mesner Andolšek is associate Professor of Sociology at Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Ljubljana (Slovenia) as well as researcher at the Institute of Social Sciences, University of Ljubljana (Slovenia). She delivers courses in Theory of Organization, Knowledge management, Organizational culture and Practical courses.

Anja Jerković, Bachelor degree in Human resource Management, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Ljubljana

Cite this article:
Mesner Andolsek Dana, Anja  Jerkovic. THE COMPETENCIES OF AN INDIVIDUAL IN THE CREATION OF NEW IDEAS IN THE ORGANIZATION. Innovative Issues and Approaches in Social Sciences, vol.8, no.3:84-105, DOI:http://dx.doi.org/10.12959/issn.1855-0541.IIASS-2015-no3-art04

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