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WHAT'S UP? NOT SO MUCH. NETWORKING AND COMMUNICATION VIA SOCIAL NETWORK SITES Print E-mail

Tadej Praprotnik

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The article presents the phenomena of social network sites as a modern and important framework for communication and establishing relationships. The article therefore presents some global trends characteristic for modern society. One of the major driving forces within social network sites is so-called networked individualism. Our society is network society, so networking is one of the basic organizational principles. The article problematizes communication practices within social network sites and presents some explanations. The article presents comparison between early text based (anonymous) on-line communication (chat-rooms and discussion forums), which were more topic-oriented and current networking and communication via social network sites, which are more personal–oriented (Me-Centered Society). The major shift is from communication toward networking. Networking presupposes lots of networked and connected people. This has influence toward communication practices; because it is difficult to maintain deep and content rich communication with lots of individuals, the phatic function of communication is prevailing. Within social network sites different types of information are exchanged. The motivation to be nice and conflict–avoidant influence upon what kind of information and what kind of communication we are looking for. The prevalence of “light” information is just one characteristic. As a consequence the article also stresses the potential danger in case individuals build their knowledge mostly or solely upon information recommended by their Facebook friends.

Key words: social network sites, communication, networked individualism, Facebook, phatic communion

Tadej Praprotnik, PhD is an Assistant Professor at the University of Primorska (The Faculty of Humanities). Contact email address: pratadej (at) gmail.com

 Cite this article:
Tadej Praprotnik. WHAT'S UP? NOT SO MUCH. NETWORKING AND COMMUNICATION VIA SOCIAL NETWORK SITES. Innovative Issues and Approaches in Social Sciences, vol.11, no.3:5-97, DOI:http://dx.doi.org/10.12959/issn.1855-0541.IIASS-2018-no3-art1

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A SIGNALMAN'S STRESS AT WORK Print E-mail

Milan Bezjak, Nevenka Podgornik

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The concern of signalman for safe, regular and settled railway traffic is a mission, which hides many traps that prevent the realization of such tasks; therefore, strict adherence to instructions, regulations, acts and protocols is essential in order for them to carry out the work process, which provides the users with a quality service. The signalman faces daily many situations that are unpredictable and have often negative consequences.

In this paper we identify the presence of stress in the workplace of railroad signalman, the consequences arising there from factual knowledge of the aid program by the signalmen, and the opinion of experts.

Key words: stress at work, railway traffic, consequences, signalman

Milan Bezjak, Slovenian Railways, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 

Nevenka Podgornik, Ph.D., Associate Professor at the Faculty of Advanced Social Studies, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 

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Milan Bezjak, Nevenka Podgornik. A SIGNALMAN'S STRESS AT WORK . Innovative Issues and Approaches in Social Sciences, vol.11, no.3:28-20, DOI:http://dx.doi.org/10.12959/issn.1855-0541.IIASS-2018-no3-art2

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PERCEPTION OF THE BEHAVIOUR OF REFUGEES CROWD AS PORTRAYED ON TV Print E-mail

Beno Arnejčič

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The refugee crisis calls for a deeper social analysis of the behaviour of individuals' in crowds within the framework of the new global economic crisis, which is still a crisis of individual countries, as well as a global crisis of the international community that lacks energy and has no strategy on how to equally divide food, water and other energy sources between nation states and other communities. Due to the inability of countries to ensure safety, individuals drift off into the world and find shelter in large groups of refugees, which are really only an illusion of that shelter. This article is an analysis of the media reports of the first and second wave of refugees from 09/17/2015 until 11/16/2015. I have chosen reports on the waves of refugees from news broadcasts on RTV Slovenia, Echoes ('Odmevi') and news broadcasts on commercial stations TV Planet, Planet Today ('Danes'). The goal of this article is to research media perception of individual and collective behaviour within a refugee wave in 2015 in Slovenia, and the sensitivity of the media towards the position of the individual within this crowd. The Research showed that refugees in crowd form spontaneously. The refugee crisis produces security risks and threats that create the conditions for the collective psychological factors of mass behaviour. Mass media has a strong influence on forming the anonymous, yet (after formation) uniform structure of the crowd. Individuals want to avoid danger in their life by escaping into the crowd.

Key words: crowd psychology, the media, migrants, refugees, refugee crowds, collective behaviour.

Beno Arnejčič Ph. D is an Assistant at the Faculty of Education, Primorska University, Slovenia ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it )

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Beno Arnejčič. PERCEPTION OF THE BEHAVIOUR OF REFUGEES CROWD AS PORTRAYED ON TV. Innovative Issues and Approaches in Social Sciences, vol.11, no.3:45-41, DOI:http://dx.doi.org/10.12959/issn.1855-0541.IIASS-2018-no3-art3

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ASSESSMENT OF MARKETING CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES OF BRANDED AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTS: THE CASE OF NORTH SHOA ZONE Print E-mail

Dereje Ajbie, Matiwos Abi, Abdela Kossa, Yohannes Teffera

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Agricultural commodities play an important role in development. But traditional commodity trading, based on exporting produce in bulk at low prices, limits the profits margin from these products flows to producers in developing countries. Thus, the objective of this study is to assess the marketing opportunities and challenges of branded agricultural products in selected districts of north Shoa Zone. Qualitative and quantitative approaches were used. Measures of central tendency such as mean, standard deviation are employed to interpret the data. The study result proved that, availability of information about market opportunity, inadequacy of benefits obtained from the brand, and packaging practice is highest in Minjar and Arerti, while adequacy of market size is better in Debre-Sina. Problems and challenges associated with market information, warehouse, finance, raw material, expert support, infrastructure, and production and selling space were highest in Mahal-Meda and Debre-Sina, Thus, creating more market linkage strengthening the cooperatives is crucial to help the farmer exploit the benefit of improved price and marketing.

Key words: Agricultural, product, brand, challenge and opportunity.

Dereje Ajbie (corresponding author), Debre Berhan University, Department of Economics
 

Matiwos Abi, Debre Berhan University, Department of Management

Abdela Kossa, Debre Berhan University, Department of Management

Yohannes Teffera, Debre Berhan University, Department of Logistics and Supply Chain

Cite this article:
Antonio Ajbie, Matiwos Abi, Abdela Kossa, Yohannes Teffera . ASSESSMENT OF MARKETING CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES OF BRANDED AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTS: THE CASE OF NORTH SHOA ZONE. Innovative Issues and Approaches in Social Sciences, vol.11, no.3:67-97, DOI:http://dx.doi.org/10.12959/issn.1855-0541.IIASS-2018-no3-art4

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MILLENIALS EMPLOYEE TURNOVER INTENTION IN INDONESIA Print E-mail

Antonio Frian, Fransiska Mulyani

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Millennial generation workforce is a new emerging generation and soon will become dominant workforce in Indonesia. Sadly, millennial generation has high turnover intention in Indonesia. Millennial employee turnover intention is a new problem for human resources because millennial employee has different characteristic compare to its predecessor. Therefore, to resolve millennial employee turnover, the analysis for the affecting factors is necessary. Recently, we found other factors in general generation such as salary and compensation, perceived alternative employment opportunity, employee development system, and employee involvement may affect the millennial employee turnover intention. In this study, to find out the other factors, we conducted a research especially in Indonesia. Data tested by using factor analysis and the results of multiple regression analysis indicated that millennial employee turnover intention significantly affected by perceived alternative employment opportunity and employee development system. The implications of these findings are discussed.

Keyword: millenials, turnover intention, perceived alternative job, employee development system, salary and compensation, involvement

Antonio Frian is the student of Magister Management Program in Bina Nusantara University, Indonesia ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it )

 

Fransiska Mulyani is the student of Magister Management Program in Bina Nusantara University, Indonesia ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it )

Cite this article:
Antonio Frian, Fransiska Mulyani. MILLENIALS EMPLOYEE TURNOVER INTENTION IN INDONESIA. Innovative Issues and Approaches in Social Sciences, vol.11, no.3:90-111, DOI:http://dx.doi.org/10.12959/issn.1855-0541.IIASS-2018-no3-art5

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