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Vol. 2 Issue 1 - 6/2010

The recent developments at international level overwhelmed in uncertainties the forecasts of everybody, from ordinary people to major political figures or leading international institutions. Now, more than ever before, is a time when solutions for economic, social and political issues have to be interdisciplinary in approach, structure and implementation.

In this context, we are happy to continue the series of scholarly papers in our journal, presenting some aspects that have interdisciplinarity dimensions.

The Editorial team expresses its gratitude to contributors for their papers and to the reviewers for their efforts in evaluating the work of prestigious authors from Romania and abroad. The interesting ideas expressed in the present number of the European Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies are the results of preoccupations of academics, researchers and doctoral students who are approaching different topics from economics to political science.

We hope that despite the difficult times we are passing through our journal will pursue its promising start, offering interesting papers for its readers.

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Studies and researches
Vol. 13 Issue 1 - 5/2021
Women Entrepreneurship in Egypt: Is It Just as Challenging for All Women?
This paper aims to investigate the challenges facing highly educated Egyptian women, who abandon a high paid job in the private sector to start their own business. This study, based on a qualitative research, focuses on demonstrating that educated women, with a good paid job in the formal private sector, encounter the same challenges as the rest of women in starting, running, and maintaining their business. The study employs in-depth interviews with 10 women from Cairo, Egypt, highly educated, formerly employed in highly paid jobs in the private sector, that converted to entrepreneurship. Data have been analyzed using QDA Miner software. The results reveal the same difficulties women face in starting, running, and maintaining their business, regardless of their level of education, revealing that among major obstacles in women entrepreneurship, in Egypt, are the socio-cultural constrains that define the role of women in the society. Read more
women entrepreneurship, private sector, challenges to entrepreneurship, Egypt

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Studies and researches
Vol. 13 Issue 2 - 12/2021
Stakeholders’ Perception on the Social Burden of Cancer: Evidence from Romania
This paper aims to identify the perspective of multiple stakeholders on the socio-economic burden of cancer in Romania. The Romanian health system is among the poorest in the European Union and cancer patients are among the most vulnerable. They do not only face difficulties in accessing diagnosis and treatment, but they encounter obstacles on the labour market due to the lack of support from the authorities and business environment. Using a qualitative approach (focus group) different categories of stakeholders have been investigated: patient associations, practitioners (physicians), academics and labour market representatives. Six recurrent themes occurred from the analysis of these stakeholders’ perspectives: lack of data, financial toxicity of cancer caused by the burden of the “out of the pocket money”, healthcare insufficient resources (material and human), lack of interest in the patient needs, inconsistent and inefficient legal framework, and systemic deficiencies of the Romanian society. The results are important for policy makers in order to design a proper Cancer Policy in Romania. Read more
stakeholders, social burden of cancer, cancer policy, Romania

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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 University of Economic Studies and financed by CNMP Romania.
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