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Studies and researches
Vol. 11 Issue 1 - 6/2019
Measuring the intention to return to a foreign tourism destination in the cases of two age layers of Generation Y - a logistic regression-centred approach. Evidence from Romania and South Africa
The paper focuses through a comprehensive qualitative and quantitative research on two age layers of Generation Y, unveiling important aspects about consumer behaviour constructs. Equal samples of 30 individuals in the qualitative study and 800 individuals in the quantitative one from Romania and South Africa were researched to explain the intention to return to a foreign destination based on the overall holiday experience and tourism motivation. The qualitative research was used to generate and tailor a battery of motivational variables to be used as independent variables in the quantitative study in logistic regression approaches for both countries. The findings display interesting realities about what Romanian and South African Generation Y individuals’ (between 20- and 29-years old) value and desire when choosing a foreign tourism destination. Also, the proposed model can be easily replicated in other parts of the world or for other generational groups. Read more
Keywords:
Generation Y, tourism, intention to return, holiday experience, motivation

JEL:
M31, D12, Z32
Studies and researches
Vol. 11 Issue 1 - 6/2019
The Impact of Individual Behavioural Factors on Tacit Knowledge Retention in Oil and Gas Organisations
Relying on explicit knowledge sharing and old-style training courses are simply no longer effective knowledge management tools. Therefore, understanding the role of tacit knowledge retention as part of knowledge management is becoming increasingly more important to fulfil the organisation strategic goals. To attain the aim, a theoretical study on the oil and gas industry has been provided.  Positive attitude of individual reflected in the willingness to share and transfer knowledge does improve tacit knowledge retention and fulfil the strategic goals such as gaining competitive advantage and improve the performance, productivity and employee’s effectiveness. Read more
Keywords:
individual behaviour, knowledge management, tacit knowledge, oil and gas

JEL:
M10
Studies and researches
Vol. 11 Issue 1 - 6/2019
Protecting Mental Health in the Epoch of Virtualization
Humanity creates virtual realities with their own space-time which are frightening and demand their own rules. The purpose is describing an instrument for the cyber sphere normative regulation to protect mental health. Three key concepts are developed: psyche as the independent physical force that creatively regulates information-energy exchange in its movement between levels of virtualization driven by meanings; informational technology as a source of the special danger; custom as a source for technology immunity forming. Collective intelligence should be used for creating a global crowd platform to self-regulate the fast-developing and unpredictable virtual space. Concept description is the first step to form sensitive collective perception. The next steps are project plan and team development, a pilot project realization. The platform’s advantages are the combination of Wiki projects enthusiasm with laconism of Moses’ Ten Commandments; creating fast-reacted sources of law for private relations named custom in international and local jurisdictions; activation the power of self-enforcing agreement as everybody is co-creator, involved in discussion and decision-making in epic scale. The programming means are wiki software, blockchain, artificial neural networks. Society receives an efficient supranational instrument for fast-reacted self-regulation. This integrated approach is necessary for a new stage of Anthropocene when we all create the unitary social network of quite different nature. Read more
Keywords:
virtual reality, digitization, collective activity, knowledge management, self-regulation

JEL:
D8, E71, I31, K24
Studies and researches
Vol. 11 Issue 1 - 6/2019
Media - Art - Therapy as a Helping Tool for the Personality in the Information Age
Media art therapy as an opportunity for self-expression through the media creativity is an effective strategy to preserve psychological health and prevent media traumas. The development of media art therapy is a natural part of the postmodern art therapy development path. The usage of the art therapeutic technologies enables the facilitation of media consumers “exit” from the “passive consumers” roles. Media art therapy creates the environment that helps to express the accumulated feelings including those from the interaction with media, thus it helps to prevent media traumatism and expand the level of personal media culture. The application experience of media art therapy (namely, the creation of plasticine cartoons) proved the capability of the method to overcome the psycho traumatism consequences to solve the conflicts and could be used to support the peacebuilding initiatives by sharing the content on Internet. Read more
Keywords:
media-art-therapy, telecommunications, psychological trauma, social rehabilitation, Ukraine

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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