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Studies and researches
Vol. 7 Issue 2 - 12/2015
The Role of the Freelance Curator in an Art Exhibition
This article analyses the role of the freelance curator in an art exhibition. The first part of the article conceptualises the notion of the modern curator and surveys the categories of curators. The next part of the article surveys the potential models of curation. There are 7 models of curation distinguished: self-reflexive, “sampling”, traditional, decentralisation curation, virtual curation, art – curator, collaborative – curatorial platform. The third part analyses the activity of a freelance curator in the art exhibition, which is divided into five stages, namely preliminary work, preparation and completion of the organisation plan, realisation, operation, dismantling and evaluation. Each stage is described in great detail specifying what works should be carried out by the curator. The final part of the article analyses the remarks of the curators which are then used to derive the formula of successful curatorship. Read more
Keywords:
freelance curator, curation models, art exhibition, planning

Studies and researches
Vol. 7 Issue 2 - 12/2015
Creating Business and Environmental Value in the Context of Circular Economy
The ‘circular economy’ has recently emerged as a powerful concept advocating the decoupling of resource use from the economic growth. Expanding the economies at fast paces in the next decades puts mounting pressures on finite natural resources together with rising serious environmental issues in terms of global warming and pollution. The ‘circular economy’ proposes a paradigm shift that is based on the premise that the products need to be designed for ease of recycling, refurbish and reuse, disassembly and remanufacturing. As a consequence, businesses need to rethink their business models and supply chains in matters of ensuring competitiveness, harvesting profits or even business continuity. This paper focuses primarily on the business case for enhanced adoption of the ‘circular economy’ model by intention and design. The main purpose is to explore the ways in which businesses embrace the ‘circular economy’ model to create distinctive value to consumers, and to societies at large, that translate into competitive advantages on the market. Read more
Keywords:
circular economy, business strategy, competitive advantage

JEL:
D21, D24
Young researchers
Vol. 7 Issue 2 - 12/2015
Economic, Social and Environmental Benefits of Smart Grids
The development of new technologies is faster than ever before in the human history, and as such there is an increased need of adaptation. In this sense, the present paper argues that current electrical grids should be transformed into a more modern and sustainable grid – the smart grid. This article will review the current situation from three main perspectives: economic, social and environmental. Each of these dimensions is influenced by various factors and in this paper we will systematically evaluate them. Our analysis suggests that currently there is a series of benefits offered by smart grids attributable to each dimension. Still, the level to which consumers will enjoy them is also conditioned by their willingness to embrace this technical change and transition to a new way of engaging with energy consumption through a user mediated relationship. Read more
Keywords:
smart grids, infrastructure development, environmental benefits

JEL:
A13, D61, F64
Young researchers
Vol. 7 Issue 2 - 12/2015
Rebuilding the Arab Economies: New Regional and Global Strategies

The Arab countries are facing one of their most difficult periods of the modern history. The popular uprisings which broke out at the beginning of 2011 in Tunisia and then spread to Egypt, Libya, Morocco, Jordan, Bahrain and Syria, reflect profound economic and social hardships, but also major uncertainties regarding the political perspectives of these countries. The political transition carried out by several Arab countries could represent an incentive for profound economic reorganization and structural change all over the region. The aim of this paper is to assess the structural economic challenges the Arab countries had been confronted with over many decades and to identify possible regional and global strategies for economic development.

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Keywords:
Arab countries, economic development, economic integration, trade

JEL:
F10, F15, O53, F63
EJIS is published under the research grant no. 91-058/2007 The Development of Interdisciplinary Academic Research Aimed at Enhancing the Romanian Universities International Competitiveness, coordinated by the Bucharest Academy of Economic Studies and financed by CNMP Romania.
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