Open Innovation – The Driver for a Smart, Sustainable and Livable Europe

Innovation in Europe, and especially Romania is lagging behind the State of the Art. The European Commission and policy makers are trying to learn from best practice examples, such as the big corporate models in USA and adapt innovation ecosystems to its specific context. European Universities, Cities, Policy makers are driven to work together in Digital Innovation Hubs, while building ecosystems designed to drive research and innovation to the foreground of European Development. As SME’s are the main pillar for economic growth and Cities are the driver for sustainable social development, Europe’s future depends in leveraging on their adaptability, resources and creativity, while bringing academia, users and communities to the co-creation and co-design table of goods, services and processes. Digital Innovation Hubs and Urban Innovative Actions provide the context for making these actors work together for the common good in a smart, sustainable and livable Europe.

Authors: Sorin Pop, Mircea Lobonțiu, Gabriela Lobonțiu

Year: 2020, Volume: XXXIV, Part: 1

Smart Cities as a Driver for Sustainable Development

Cities are, according to the European Commission, the most agile and relevant sub-national level entity, capable of creating economic, societal, and human development value. From their birth, almost 10.000 years ago, cities acted like living organisms, going through transformational changes. In the last 2000 years, the urban population grew from 10 to 60% of the world’s population, raising sustainability, security, health, and environmental challenges. From market or factory-centered approaches to technology and people, Cities and currently Smart (Sustainable) Cities have evolved stimulating the uptake of digitalization, technology, creativity, and innovation. This article proposes an overview of smart city evolution, metrics, and key performance indicators aiming at shaping, comparing, and supporting the development of climate-change, self-aware, economically viable,and high quality of life participatory urban ecosystems. 3 generations of Smart Sustainable Cities are presented and compared.

Authors: Sorin Pop, Mircea Lobontiu, Gabriela Lobontiu

Year: 2019, Volume: XXXIII, Part: 1

RMEE2020 - Management Challenges Within Globalization

Call for Papers

2020 is a special year in the history of the Review of Management and Economic Engineering international conference as this year marks the anniversary of 10 years since its first edition. During this last decade, through its previous editions, the RMEE conference has become a tradition in the Romanian and international field of management and economic engineering. The conference aims to bring together recognized and young researchers, academics and practitioners, providing a great opportunity to discuss new concepts, practices and approaches, to exchange and share experiences and research results regarding all aspects of business management and also to enhance national and international networking and collaborations.

The 2020 edition will be the first RMEE conference edition that will be held in the absence of its founder and former chairman, who unexpectedly passed away in 2019. Therefore this year the conference will have a special edition held in memoriam of professor Ioan Abrudan.

The proposed theme for the 2020 edition is “Management challenges within globalization”. The RMEE conference aims at exploring the challenges faced by businesses due to the increasing globalization of the world, as the factors influencing business performance are tied both to the local economy and the global economic situation. As a result of globalization, along with the technological revolution brought by the internet, businesses operate in an increasingly complex and fast-changing environment, which raises significant challenges for their management.

This special edition seeks to attract papers that employ innovative methods, new theories and new empirical evidence that can help us better understand and manage the various and complex challenges managers face given the context of globalization. Within the scope of the conference, organizers invite contributions that may address a range of different questions and issues on topics including, but not limited to: business administration, entrepreneurship, innovation and technology, sustainable development, organizational performance.

Special Edition in Memoriam Professor Ioan Abrudan