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TRANSITION OF YOUTH WITH DISABILITIES FROM EDUCATION TO LABOUR MARKET IN SLOVENIA Print E-mail

 

Aleksandra Tabaj, Tatjana Dolinšek, Črtomir Bitenc

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The purpose of the article is to present the transition of youth with disabilities from education to labour market in Slovenia. The article introduces the European Social Fund project “Transition”, provided by the partnership of Racio, University Rehabilitation Institute and Auris, operated from 2010 to 2013. The Transition project was intended for two target groups: youth with disabilities in the education process, with the aim to achieve their integration from education to the labour market, and for professionals who provide the transition. Young people in Europe have been facing increasing uncertainty in the labour market. The labour market transition for youth, and especially for youth with disabilities, is a very demanding question. Policymakers and experts in the European Union have therefore developed programs for social inclusion, improved access, achievement and integration of young people with disabilities into the labour market. Youth unemployment during economic crises has increased in all parts of the world, with the impact of prolonging the duration of unemployment. The transition of young people with disabilities from school to the labour market in Slovenia is not integrally and adequately organised. A support system should be introduced to monitor young people with disabilities while they are still at school and prepare them for entering the labour market. After finishing school, a model of transition from school to work is proposed to prevent unemployment.

Key words: disability, transition, education, labour market

Aleksandra Tabaj, Ph.D. is the head of the Development Centre of Employment Rehabilitation at University Rehabilitation Institute Republic of Slovenia. Contact: aleksandra.tabaj (at) ir-rs.si

Tatjana Dolinšek. M.Sc. is directress of the Racio Social Institute for Development of Social and Employment programme in Slovenia. Contact: tatjana.dolinsek (at) racio.si

Črtomir Bitenc is developmental researcher at the Development Centre of Employment Rehabilitation University Rehabilitation Institute Republic of Slovenia. Contact: crtomir.bitenc (at) ir-rs.si

 

Cite this article:
Tabaj Aleksandra, Dolinšek Tatjana, Bitenc Črtomir. TRANSITION OF YOUTH WITH DISABILITIES FROM EDUCATION TO LABOUR MARKET IN SLOVENIA. Innovative Issues and Approaches in Social Sciences, vol.7, no.3:8-22, DOI:http://dx.doi.org/10.12959/issn.1855-0541.IIASS-2014-no3-art01

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IMPACTS OF REMITTANCE ON THE SOCIOECONOMIC CONDITION OF BANGLADESH: AN ANALYSIS Print E-mail

Iqbal Ahmed Chowdhury

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Remittance is considered to be one of the influential sectors of the socioeconomic development of the Third World countries, particularly countries like Bangladesh. In Bangladesh, remittance contributes to the socioeconomic development, maintain foreign exchange reserves, and manage balance of payment, etc. This paper particularly explains the impacts of remittance on the socioeconomic condition of Bangladesh. The paper is written based on secondary sources, published documents on the impacts of remittance. The paper reveals that remittance has both positive and negative impacts on the socioeconomic condition of Bangladesh. However, the positive impacts are more influential than negative one. In Bangladesh, remittance helps people generate income, provide children advanced education, increase social status, create employment opportunities for poor, and above all empower women. People can avail material and non-material culture and can enjoy civic amenities of the modern era. Although, it creates inequality in the society and cultural lag among people, its influential aspect to the socioeconomic development of Bangladesh is more prevailing. As a result, this paper recommends for necessary initiatives from Government Organizations and Non Government Organizations to maintain both remittance and migration flow normal and congenial.

Keywords: International Migration, Remittance Flow, Socioeconomic Development, Social Status, Civic Amenities

Iqbal Ahmed Chowdhury is an Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, Shahjalal University of Science and Techmology, Sylhet, Bangladesh ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ).

Cite this article:
Chowdhury Iqbal Ahmed. IMPACTS OF REMITTANCE ON THE SOCIOECONOMIC CONDITION OF BANGLADESH: AN ANALYSIS. Innovative Issues and Approaches in Social Sciences, vol.7, no.3:23-43, DOI:http://dx.doi.org/10.12959/issn.1855-0541.IIASS-2014-no3-art02

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THE IMPORTANCE OF LEGAL ORGANISATION OF RAPIDLY GROWING COMPANIES FOR INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS COMPETITIVENESS Print E-mail

Riko Novak, Viljem Pšeničny

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This article discusses the importance of a company’s legal form for the process of internationalisation using a sample of 1577 Slovenian companies. We refer to previous studies and on the basis of additional statistical data evaluate whether the choice of corporate legal structure influences a company’s ability to compete internationally. In the domestic market, most companies operate as limited liability companies; this is also the most frequent legal form in which companies enter foreign markets. We conclude that the form by itself does not influence the decision to go international.

Key words: dynamic companies, dynamic entrepreneurship, internationalisation, legal form

Research assistant with Ph.d. Riko Novak is an assistant at the DOBA Faculty in Maribor, Slovenia ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it )

Assistant Professor Viljem Pšeničny is the dean of the DOBA Faculty in Maribor, Slovenia ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it )

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Novak,  Riko , Pšeničny  Viljem . THE IMPORTANCE OF LEGAL ORGANISATION OF RAPIDLY GROWING COMPANIES FOR INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS COMPETITIVENESS. Innovative Issues and Approaches in Social Sciences, vol.7, no.3:44-57, DOI:http://dx.doi.org/10.12959/issn.1855-0541.IIASS-2014-no3-art03

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THE IMPACT OF MANAGERIAL MULTICULTURAL COMPETENCES ON COMPANY’S COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE IN GLOBAL ECONOMY Print E-mail

Rosana Grušovnik, Dejan Jelovac

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In this article, we will present an empirical account on management of intercultural differences. The focus will be on managerial dilemma how to achieve the company’s competitiveness with adaptation to market forces as well as to the cultural environment in which they operate. The contemporary companies in global economy need competent management with willingness, awareness, knowhow and skills to successfully communicate and operate across cultural borders. Because they are not visible on the surface, they represent an overlooked factor that can have an impact on the organisation’s success. In our qualitative empirical study on the sample of 28 managers from Slovenia, EU, and former Yugoslavia, we try to find out how their intercultural competences affect everyday business activities, whether the management is neglecting the impact of cultural factors, and whether the reason for such neglecting is the lack of intercultural competences. In the discussion and conclusion of the article listed are recommendations to managers and suggestions to academics for further exploration.

Keywords: business culture, organisational culture, cultural differences, intercultural competences, management.

Rosana Grušovnik is M.A. in Business Sciences at Gea College – Faculty of Entrepreneurship, Ljubljana, Slovenia; rosana.grusovnik(at) artriana.si.

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 Catholic Institute - Faculty of Business Studies, Ljubljana; Faculty of Information Studies in Novo mesto; Slovenia; dejan.jelovac (at) gmail.com.

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Grušovnik Rosana, Jelovac Dejan. THE IMPACT OF MANAGERIAL MULTICULTURAL COMPETENCES ON COMPANY’S COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE IN GLOBAL ECONOMY. Innovative Issues and Approaches in Social Sciences, vol.7, no.3:58-89, DOI:http://dx.doi.org/10.12959/issn.1855-0541.IIASS-2014-no3-art04

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THE ACTION MODEL FOR MEASURING INFLUENCE IN ADVERTISING Print E-mail

Andrej Kovačič

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Despite the abundance of different theories there is little agreement on the suitable model that would explain how influence in advertising works. Historically, theoretical models have moved from including solely rational components towards including emotional components and from focusing on sequential processing towards hierarchy free processing models. Based on the existing literature, several most representative models are presented, described and evaluated. In a quest to explain a broader view on advertising influence we introduced the ACTION model (an acronym for Aim, Connection, Techniques, Identity, Opportunity and Numerous). Advantages, suggestions for future research and a critical discussion of using this model are further discussed.

Keywords: ACTION, influence, advertising, model.

ACTION model, ACTION formula and components (Aim, Connection, Tecniques, Identity, Opportunity and Numberous) are copywrighted by Andrej Kovacic (Ceos ltd., 2014) under BY-NC licence (you may copy, distribute this material only if you give appropriate credit by citing this document, provide and indicate if changes were made).

Assistant prof. Andrej Kovačič, Ph.D. Contact: andrej.kovacic(at) ceos.si

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Kovačič Andrej. THE ACTION MODEL FOR MEASURING INFLUENCE IN ADVERTISING. Innovative Issues and Approaches in Social Sciences, vol.7, no.3:90-103, DOI:http://dx.doi.org/10.12959/issn.1855-0541.IIASS-2014-no3-art05

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MODELING THE QUALITY OF LIFE - ECONOMIC GROWTH FUELLED BY TECHNOLOGY RESEARCH, INNOVATION AND KNOWLEDGE Print E-mail

 

Katja Rasic, Matjaz Mulej, and Vesna Cancer

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The paper attempts to integrate indicators of economic growth based on innovation, technology research, and knowledge with the indicators of quality of life. The research collected data at the macro-economic level from the Republic of Slovenia between 1990 and 2011 and empirically verified individual variables based on the quality of life and economic growth. The main purpose of the research was to conceptualize and empirically verify individual variables based on the quality of life and company success, using a sample of 288 economic companies at the micro-economic level. Their innovation–government mechanisms and innovation–innovative process show a strong correlation, while technology research, innovation, knowledge, and company’s success show a medium-strong correlation with the quality of life at the micro-economic level. Technology research, knowledge, and economic growth also show a strong correlation with the quality of life at the macro-economic level in the Republic of Slovenia. Company’s success and economic growth in the Republic of Slovenia have a positive effect on the quality of life. The scientific contribution is based on the application of the new QL-TRIK model that investigates how economic growth fuels quality of life through technology research, innovation, and knowledge.

Keywords: Economic growth, innovation, knowledge, technology research, quality of life.

Katja Rasic, M.Sc., is an senior adviser at the Ministry of Infrastructure and Spatial Planning, Slovenia (katja.rasic (at) gov.si
Matjaz Mulej, Ph.D., is a Professor Emeritus in systems and innovation theory ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it )
Vesna Cancer, Ph.D., is an associate professor in the University of Maribor’s Faculty of Economics and Business ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it )

 

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Rasic Katja, Matjaz Mulej, Cancer Vesna. MODELING THE QUALITY OF LIFE - ECONOMIC GROWTH FUELLED BY TECHNOLOGY RESEARCH, INNOVATION AND KNOWLEDGE. Innovative Issues and Approaches in Social Sciences, vol.7, no.3:104-131, DOI:http://dx.doi.org/10.12959/issn.1855-0541.IIASS-2014-no3-art06

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FREE-FLOATING IDENTITIES: SOCIAL PAIN OR SOCIAL GAIN? Print E-mail

Tadej Praprotnik

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The article is focused to the problem of identity. It sketches some basic assumptions and questions the notion of identity. Identities are not stable and everlasting entities of some sort, because it is typical of the present time to be aware of the absence of any firm ground that could make universal identification possible. The truth about identities has to be sought first and foremost in its constant course of redefinition and denial, some continuous cutting of the rotten away from the good parts; it is not, as could well be expected, a goal of some kind that individuals might eventually achieve. The question of identity is problematized within the new media environment too. The potential of virtual reality lies actually in the very process of redefinition of identities itself, which is very typical for this reality. The individuals should find out that they themselves are constructed but that they can redefine again their individuality and identity in the corresponding internet environment. As far as idea of “virtual liberation” is concerned – we come across many questions and problems. The first problem concerns the fact that virtual persons are still “the same” persons. The question of creativity is connected to this because it is more and more obvious that the biggest limitation in virtual world are the people themselves. They project into virtual space all that they have learnt and realized in everyday life. In this sense the internet and popular culture connected with it are especially and above all an extension and not the alternative to the existing culture.

Key words: identity, internet, collaborative culture, new media, user-prosumer

Assistant Professor Tadej Praprotnik, PhD, contact: pratadej (at) gmail.com

Cite this article:
Praprotnik Tadej. FREE-FLOATING IDENTITIES: SOCIAL PAIN OR SOCIAL GAIN?. Innovative Issues and Approaches in Social Sciences, vol.7, no.3:132-147, DOI:http://dx.doi.org/10.12959/issn.1855-0541.IIASS-2014-no3-art07

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A PSYCHOTHERAPEUTIC TREATMENT OF PSYCHOSOMATIC PROBLEMS: PRESENTATION OF THE CASE Print E-mail

Nevenka Podgornik

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We talk about a psychosomatic illness when we are referring to a painful emotional behavior (headaches and back pains are among the most typical) where no structural changes on tissue or organs occur. Partner therapy, which addresses health problems of both spouses, exposes the connection between a bad condition and a bad relationship. As it will be possible to see from the presented extracts of the present therapeutic conversation, their relationship is based mainly on control, criticism, reproaches, blame, power measurements, failed attempts to exert control, gaining attention, acceptance and consideration. For many years now, they have been living in a vicious circle, full of controlling behaviors and thus losing– each in their own way - control over their own lives and their marriage.

The presented case is a presentation of the harmful use of the psychological behaviors of external control in a partner relationship. The psychotherapeutic process involving the couple shows a way to create new figures, through which the spouses can appease their basic psychic needs more successfully and regain control over their lives and their marriage.

Key words: psychosomatic problems, psychotherapy, counselling, partner therapy

Nevenka Podgornik, Ph.D., Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Advanced Social Studies, Slovenia

Cite this article:

Podgornik Nevenka. A PSYCHOTHERAPEUTIC TREATMENT OF PSYCHOSOMATIC PROBLEMS: PRESENTATION OF THE CASE. Innovative Issues and Approaches in Social Sciences, vol.7, no.3:148-166, DOI:http://dx.doi.org/10.12959/issn.1855-0541.IIASS-2014-no3-art08

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DEALING WITH CHILDHOOD TRAUMA Print E-mail

Mitja Krajnčan , Rada Polajnar , Olivera Gajić

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The family should be a place of respite for all its members, but can also be characterised by the hidden reality of oppressive relationships involving various forms of violence and abuse. This article outlines the basic characteristics of the family, the forms of violence that can exist within its confines, its specific qualities and possible help. The results of the qualitative research are outlined, in which we explored, using a case study as the basis, the various forms of violence that can exist within the family unit, and the traumatic consequences that stay with victims until adulthood. When dealing with trauma, a plethora of self-help options offer possible ways to eliminate the traumatic conditions present.

Keywords: family, violence, trauma, dealing with trauma, self-help

Ph.d. Mitja Krajnčan, Associate professor, Department for educational sciences University of Primorska, Koper, Slovenia, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Rada Polajnar, Professor of History and Geography, Councillor and Graduated Social pedagog, Prežihov Voranc Primary School, Jesenice, Slovenia, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Ph.d. Olivera Gajić, Full professor, Department for pedagogy, Faculty of Philosophy, University of Novi Sad, Serbia, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Cite this article:

Krajnčan Mitja, Polajnar Rada, Gajić Olivera. DEALING WITH CHILDHOOD TRAUMA. Innovative Issues and Approaches in Social Sciences, vol.7, no.3:167-188, DOI:http://dx.doi.org/10.12959/issn.1855-0541.IIASS-2014-no3-art09

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THE PROPOSED METHODOLOGIES FOR THE SIX SIGMA METHOD AND TQM STRATEGY AS WELL AS THEIR APPLICATION IN PRACTICE IN MACEDONIA Print E-mail

Elizabeta Mitreva , Nako Taskov , Sonja Rizovska Jovanovska

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This paper presents the proposed methodologies for the Six Sigma method and the TQM strategy as well as their application in practice in Macedonia. Although the philosophy of the total quality management (TQM) is deeply involved in many industries and business areas of European and other countries it is insufficiently known and present in our country and other developing countries. The same applies to the Six Sigma approach of reducing the dispersion of a process and it is present in a small fraction in Macedonian companies. The results of the implementation have shown that the application of the Six Sigma approach does not refer to the number of defects per million opportunities but to the systematic and systemic lowering of the dispersion process. The operation and effect of the implementation of the six sigma method engages experts that receive a salary depending on the success of the Six Sigma program. On other hand the results of the application of the TQM methodology within the Macedonian companies will depend on the commitment of all employees and their motivation.

Keywords: TQM strategy, Six Sigma method, methodology, motivation.

PhD Elizabeta Mitreva is an Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Tourism and Business Logistics, Goce Delcev University, Shtip, Macedonia. ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it )
PhD Nako Taskov is the Professor at the Faculty of Tourism and Business Logistics, Goce Delcev University, Shtip, R.Macedonia. ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it )
PhD Sonja Rizovska Jovanovska is an Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Tourism and Business Logistics, Goce Delcev University, Shtip, Macedonia. ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it )

Cite this article: Mitreva Elizabeta , Taskov Nako , Jovanovska Rizovska Sonja . THE PROPOSED METHODOLOGIES FOR THE SIX SIGMA METHOD AND TQM STRATEGY AS WELL AS THEIR APPLICATION IN PRACTICE IN MACEDONIA. Innovative Issues and Approaches in Social Sciences, vol.7, no.2:135-144, DOI:http://dx.doi.org/10.12959/issn.1855-0541.IIASS-2014-no2-art09

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