Research Center for Business Administration

     Functioning and organizing regulation for the Research Center for Business Administration

    Chapter I. Purpose and objectives of the Research Center for Business Administration

    Art. 1. The Research Center for Business Administration is a distinct interdisciplinary research structure without legal personality that operates within the Bucharest University of Economic Studies.

    Art. 2. The purpose of the Research Center for Business Administration is to promote scientific research in the field of business administration in relation with other associated fields in order to enhance the international visibility and increase competitiveness in connection with similar universities and research centers, institutions and administrative authorities but also with civil society in Romania and other EU countries.

    Art. 3. Through scientific and applied researches carried out within various research projects, as well as through consulting and technical assistance activities, the Center aims to support the improvement of the performance of Romanian organizations, to develop excellence in business administration, by discovering and applying new models, approaches, solutions for current issues and for implementing the concept of entrepreneurial university.

    Art. 4. The Center aims to employ the research potential of teachers and researchers from the Bucharest University of Economic Studies by forming interdisciplinary teams and integrating business professionals from Romania, in order to develop projects benefiting from local and international funding. Also, the Center aims to facilitate the promotion of young colleagues, doctoral and masters students in order to develop their research capacity, so that they can access scholarships for research, doctoral and postdoctoral studies and documentation in universities and research centers locally and abroad.

    Art. 5. The Center focuses on communicating the scientific research through dissemination and publication in ISI journals, journals indexed in international databases, in the Amfiteatru Economic journal, in other journals of the Bucharest University of Economic Studies and other prestigious journals from Romania and abroad.

     

    Chapter II. The object of activity of the Research Center for Business Administration

    Art. 6. The main object of activity of the Research Center for Business Administration: fundamental and applied interdisciplinary research in business administration, which involves mixed teams of teachers, researchers specializing in different fields of academia and research institutions in Romania and abroad, PhD students in Business Administration, as well as specialists in economic practices, representatives of governmental and non-governmental professional organizations representative within the Research Center’s fields of interest.

    Art. 7. The Research Center for Business Administration carries out also consultancy in business administration, as well as in other related areas in order to develop research projects as coordinator and/or member in national and international consortiums, expertise, specialized short-term training programs and scientific services, on its own initiative or at the request of local and international partners.

     

    Chapter III. Organizational structure

     

    Art. 8. The organizational structure of the Research Center for Business Administration is presented in the Organizational Chart, Annex no 1. Thereby, the Research Center for Business Administration is headed by a Scientific Council that includes one director - the initiator of the center, 2 deputy directors, one scientific secretary and an administrative secretary.

    The Director of the Research Center for Business Administration and the Deputy Directors are elected by the Center members.

    The members of the Scientific Council of the Research Center for Business Administration are elected for four years. Elections are made by the simple majority of casted votes.

    Art. 9. Permanent research groups are established on the following areas of interest:

      • developing an entrepreneurial culture in order to improve the competitive capacity of  the Romanian enterprises;

      • developing certain models, techniques and tools to increase the competitiveness of Romanian SMEs;

      • improving the quality and performance of the educational and scientific research system in Romanian universities, through the integration of new management practices oriented towards the business environment.

    Depending on the research projects, other project groups can be established.

    Art. 10. The tasks of the Director of the Research Center for Business Administration are:
    a) ensure the operational management of all activities and carry out decisions of the Scientific Council;
    b) make decisions in accordance with the decisions of the Scientific Council;
    c) set tasks and monitor staff activity;
    d) prepare an annual report on the activities to be submitted to the Scientific Council and, where appropriate, to the Management Department, Faculty, University Senate;
    e) represents the center in relation with other institutions and organizations;
    f) when the Director is unable to perform its duties temporarily, these will be taken over by one of the Deputy Directors.

    Art. 11. The tasks of Deputy Directors of the Research Center for Business Administration are:
    a) take part with voting rights at the Scientific Center's meetings;
    b) make proposals for reorganizing the activity in order to improve it, within the group that they lead;                                                           
    c) organize and monitor the research activity of the members;
    d) ensure the staff members' access to materials and documentation related in order to reach the objectives of the research topics.

    Art. 12. The management and administrative team of the Research Center can expand as the research performance and visibility of the Center evolves and can provide financial resources for financing expenses related to its continuous and effective functioning.

     

    Chapter IV. Human Resources

     

    Art. 13. The staff of the Research Center for Business Administration consists of:

    • members - teachers from the Bucharest University of Economic Studies;
    • collaborators (teachers, researchers, PhDs, PhD students (members of research projects’ team, PhD students from the Bucharest University of Economic Studies

    Art. 14. The staff of the Research Center for Business Administration must direct the work to appropriately achieve its goals. In this regard, the members of the Research Center for Business Administration must constantly be engaged in the activities of the Center, participate actively in the projects they are involved in, respect the principles required for the correct and efficient management of material and financial resources of the Center, not to carry out activities contrary to the objectives of the research projects or endanger their completion. The members the Research Center for Business Administration must comply with ethical standards and contribute through their own conduct to enhance the prestige of the Center.

    Art.15. The Research Center for Business Administration can conclude partnerships with the organizations that support the development activities mentioned in the Center’s development strategy and in its annual plans, while being representative for the local or international field of research and consultancy in business administration. These partnerships are stipulated on a written agreement containing objectives, methods for conducting the partnerships, the terms agreed by the parties, without excluded collaboration on an indefinite period of time in the areas of interest for the Center.

    Chapter V. Financial Resources

     

    Art. 16. The financial resources of the Research Center for Business Administration Research result from:
    • research contracts won by competition;
    • research contracts with the business environment;
    • service contracts;
    • printing, publishing and distribution of books, journals and papers in the field;
    • sponsorships and donations.

    Art. 17. The management of the financial resources obtained will be carried out by the Scientific Council of the Center, in compliance with applicable legal provisions, these resources being directed to:
    - Development of research infrastructure;
    - Overhead and operating expenses;
    - Documentation and travel expenses related to research;
    - Organization of national and international scientific meetings.

    Art. 18. The financial results of the Research Center for Business Administration are reflected in the revenues and expenditures budget of the Center, prepared annually by the director, taking into account the revenues and expenditures budgets prepared for each project delimited as grant object. The Director is directly responsible for this budget in front of beneficiaries and of the Management Research Unit of the Bucharest University of Economic Studies.

     

    Chapter VI. Center Infrastructure


    Art. 19. The Research Center for Business Administration uses a dedicated space for study and research, room 3302, in Moxa building of the Bucharest University of Economic Studies, , 5-7 Mihail Moxa Street, Sector 1, Bucharest and has its own infrastructure - computers and other equipments, furniture, according to "The facilities description sheet drawn at the Center".

    Art. 20. Revenues, immovable and movable goods that belong to or will be acquired by the Research Center for Business Administration in accordance with legal provisions, are considered  to be in the property of the Center, serving to achieve the objectives set out in the this Regulation.

     

    Chapter VII. Final and transitional provisions


    Art. 21. The activity of the Research Center for Business Administration is carried based on the annual research Plan approved by the Research Management Unit of the Bucharest  University of Economic Studies.

     

    Organizational chart of the Research Center for Business Administration