Civil Society: The Engine for Economic and Social Well-Being

The 2017 Griffiths School of Management and IT Annual Conference on Business, Entrepreneurship and Ethics (GMSAC)

  • Sebastian A. Văduva
  • Randolph Wilt
  • Ioan Fotea
  • Lois P. Văduva
Conference proceedings GSMAC 2017

Part of the Springer Proceedings in Business and Economics book series (SPBE)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Dan-Cristian Dabija, Brîndușa Mariana Bejan
    Pages 1-23
  3. Tomina Săveanu, Daniel Bădulescu, Florin Filip
    Pages 25-39
  4. Ciprian-Marcel Pop, Andreea-Ioana Romonţi-Maniu, Monica-Maria Zaharie
    Pages 53-61
  5. Mihai Florin Talos, Pop Ioan, Oncica-Sanislav Dan
    Pages 63-78
  6. Mihai Florin Talos, Sebastian A. Văduva
    Pages 89-99
  7. Joseph Takacs III, Sebastian A. Văduva, Robert Miklo
    Pages 157-165

About these proceedings


This proceedings volume explores the concept of civil society as an engine for economic and social well-being. Featuring contributions from the 2017 Griffiths School of Management and IT Annual Conference on Business, Entrepreneurship and Ethics (GMSAC) held in Oradea, Romania, this volume provides different perspectives, emerging studies and trends that are crucial to the further understanding of the interconnection of civil society, economic development and social stability. The enclosed contributions address key topics such as a) the ways in which national, regional and local governments are best equipped to support economic and social development, b) how government, business and non-profit sectors can support economic and social stability and c) the ways in which growing economies’ active societies can strengthen civil society.


Research and practice have proven that there is a great potential for civil society organizations to support socio-economic well-being, both directly and indirectly. As a result, the interplay between civil society, economics and social well-being is highly relevant to current business and economic research and is a topic of discussion by academics and practitioners in the government, business and non-profit sectors. This volume showcases some of the current research, cases and discussions in this area from an interdisciplinary, global perspective.


Featuring contributions exploring timely subjects such as consumer behavior, the hospitality industry, education, corporate social responsibility (CSR), banking, health care, and semiotics, this book is appropriate for researchers, academics and policy makers in economic and social development, business ethics and sustainability.


Civil Society Social Well-being Economic well-being Global Governance Business Sustainability Intellectual Property Civil sector Non-profit sector Talentalism Business Intelligence STEM Education

Editors and affiliations

  • Sebastian A. Văduva
    • 1
  • Randolph Wilt
    • 2
  • Ioan Fotea
    • 3
  • Lois P. Văduva
    • 4
  1. 1.Griffiths School of ManagementEmanuel University of OradeaOradeaRomania
  2. 2.College of Business and CommunicationsConcordia University TexasAustinUSA
  3. 3.Griffiths School of ManagementEmanuel University of OradeaOradeaRomania
  4. 4.Emanuel University of OradeaOradeaRomania

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