Petre Andrei University of Iasi
Iasi, Romania

The Petre Andrei University of Iaşi is a private university in Iaşi, Romania, founded in 1990. It was named in honor of the Romanian philosopher Petre Andrei. In September 2013, Petre Andrei University absorbed Gheorghe Zane University. Wikipedia.

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Robledo R.F.,The Jackson Laboratory | Lambert A.J.,The Jackson Laboratory | Birkenmeier C.S.,The Jackson Laboratory | Cirlan M.V.,Petre Andrei University of Iasi | And 4 more authors.
Blood | Year: 2010

Five spontaneous, allelic mutations in the α-spectrin gene, Spna1, have been identified in mice (spherocytosis [sph], sph 1J, sph 2J, sph 2BC, sph Dem). All cause severe hemolytic anemia. Here, analysis of 3 new alleles reveals previously unknown consequences of red blood cell (RBC) spectrin deficiency. In sph 3J, a missense mutation (H2012Y) in repeat 19 introduces a cryptic splice site resulting in premature termination of translation. In sph Ihj, a premature stop codon occurs (Q1853Stop) in repeat 18. Both mutations result in markedly reduced RBC membrane spectrin content, decreased band 3, and absent β-adducin. Reevaluation of available, previously described sph alleles reveals band 3 and adducin deficiency as well. In sph 4J, a missense mutation occurs in the C-terminal EF hand domain (C2384Y). Notably, an equally severe hemolytic anemia occurs despite minimally decreased membrane spectrin with normal band 3 levels and present, although reduced, β-adducin. The severity of anemia in sph 4J indicates that the highly conserved cysteine residue at the C-terminus of α-spectrin participates in interactions critical to membrane stability. The data reinforce the notion that a membrane bridge in addition to the classic protein 4.1-p55-glycophorin C linkage exists at the RBC junctional complex that involves interactions between spectrin, adducin, and band 3. © 2010 by The American Society of Hematology.

Cojocaru S.,Al. I. Cuza University | Cojocaru D.,Al. I. Cuza University | Bragaru C.,Nicolae Titulescu University of Bucharest | Purcaru R.,Petre Andrei University of Iasi
Revista de Cercetare si Interventie Sociala | Year: 2011

The article presents some of the results of a secondary analysis performed on the data collected during an evaluation carried out as part of the Family Strengthening Program run by SOS Children's Villages in district 1 of Bucharest. The secondary analysis had other objectives than those set out for the evaluation, having a more exploratory character. As a result of the analyzed individual interviews and focus group meetings held with the program beneficiaries, a number of significant differences were found between the behavior of Protestant families and of Orthodox families. In similar circumstances (all the families included in the program were vulnerable, with several children having received the same social services provided by the organization) the Protestant families have a behavior that focuses on savings and investments in improving living conditions, whereas Orthodox families focus mainly on consumption. The Protestants defined the financial support (consisting in social vouchers that can be used exclusively for buying foodstuffs and toiletries) received from the organization as an opportunity to save on other resources and to invest in improving their living conditions. The Orthodox families perceived this support as designed to meet their basic needs, as a form of supplementing the resources allocated mainly to buying food and paying for utilities. Therefore, the former category of vulnerable families showed a genuine independence from the services provided, whereas in the case of the Orthodox families dependence on the provided services increased.

Dumitrascu V.,Petre Andrei University of Iasi | Dumitrascu R.A.,Petre Andrei University of Iasi | Popescu M.,Dimitrie Cantemir Christian University
Environmental Engineering and Management Journal | Year: 2013

The concept of firm reputation is tightly connected to the concept of corporate social responsibility and implicitly to that of sustainable development. Reputation is the achieved result of the company out of factors such as economic viability, social involvement and ecological health. The strength of a firm's reputation is the ability to empower with core competences and use them efficiently for both creating economic value and meeting the legal interests of the stakeholders. The main assumptions that are the basis of our model of assessment and management of reputation capital are the ideas that economic value is the result of making the best of core competences and the accumulation of reputation capital is the effect of the balance between the specific contributions of the stakeholders and the recompenses they receive from the company. The model is an index of the capital of firm reputation. The reputation concept opens a finely tuned and rich perspective over the global performance of the company, revealing the multitude of effects, not only the economic-financial and commercial ones, created by the business. The social impact, and especially the ecologic one represent fundamental dimension of the real efficiency of the economic value creation processes. The quantification of this impact, under the form of "ecological actives", and their incorporation in the value of the company may be regarded as a stimulation for laying stress on orienting the business strategies according to the requirements of the sustainable development.

Blanaru C.-A.,Petre Andrei University of Iasi
Metalurgia International | Year: 2013

The relations between financial institutions on the international level allow the law breakers to transfer, almost on the spot, huge amounts of money from a corner of the Earth to another. Unfortunately, present capital markets allow the reinvestment of the money obtained from illicit business (weapons, drugs, prostitution, evasion, etc.) in investments that look legal precisely due to the multitude of financial investments that occurred and are poorly regulated and difficult to control. These huge amounts that entered the market often influenced the exchange rate or the interests in an economy Even if it is not a positive and merritory element, we have to highlight another major flaw of Central and Eastern European economies - corruption. Each state "benefits" from corrupted officials who, in exchange for material or pecuniary advantages, would offer support to the actors of underground economy.

Blanaru C.-A.,Petre Andrei University of Iasi
Metalurgia International | Year: 2013

The market of these new innovations and financial technologies went way beyond the expectancies of the previous years and caused major damage in a fragile financial system continuously longing for profit. The advantages are both practical and economic for both parties. The practical ones are mainly addressing the financial company which takes over the risk. The company managed to make savings from this investment through administrative expenses (account administration, instalment management, entry checking, credit monitoring, etc.). This is also an advantage for the banking institution as it maintains a direct rapport with customers, thus having the possibility of promoting other products and services to them.

Nica E.-A.,Petre Andrei University of Iasi
Metalurgia International | Year: 2011

Through a correct allocation of financial resources management it is being attempted to reduce economic and social differences between OECD member countries but, in the same time, it is ensured a balance with regard to access and the real needs of financial resources. For the identification and the representation of homogeneous groups of countries in terms of management of health care resource allocation, cluster analysis method it is being used. This method applies to identify and analyze homogeneous clusters with a view to optimize the policies of allocation of economic resources in health systems.

Bulgariu C.,Petre Andrei University of Iasi
European Journal of Science and Theology | Year: 2012

The general preoccupations for spending the public financial funds under the conditions that in all the situations the resources are smaller than the needs, influence the opinions regarding the Church financing as well. Two categories are manifested: a category that supports the necessity of financing churches from the public funds and another category, which, recognizing the Church's role in the society, supports the state non-involvement in Church financing. In this study, based on the data supplied by the Metropolitan Church of Moldavia and Bucovina, I formulated and provided arguments for my own opinions. The dominating idea is the one according to which the religious cults must be financed from public funds. Comparing the financing manner of the religious cults from the period before 1989 with the one used in the post-communist period emphasizes the increased preoccupations of the decision bodies of the State and Church in identifying and using the financing sources. We also notice the existence of strong preoccupations of the Church for increasing their own incomes, especially from economic activities.

Bostan I.,Al. I. Cuza University | Costuleanu C.,Petre Andrei University of Iasi
European Journal of Science and Theology | Year: 2010

The importance of religious communities in a nation's social life justifies the state's support of religious entities, including by granting them public funds or fiscal incentives. Thus, in Romania, since 1991, according to the Constitution, ratified international treaties, and numerous laws, public authorities respect and guarantee the fundamental right to freedom of thought, conscience, and religion of each person living within the national borders, and, at the same time, they finance religious establishments that are legally constituted. The system of fiscal incentives granted to these units exempts them from paying the profit tax on the income produced by the manufacturing and exploitation of specific products and on certain revenues derived from carrying out economic activities. Exemption from the value added tax is granted for revenues resulted from the exploitation of religious objects. They are also exempt from paying taxes on some of the buildings and lands that they own. In what regards the structure and management of accounting activities, religious establishments are required to use double-entry bookkeeping if they carry out economic activities or single-entry bookkeeping if they do not carry out such activities. Our contribution, with this study, consists in showing the changes in the position/attitude of the Romanian state toward the religious/cult sector in terms of guaranteeing the fundamental freedoms, by regulations, and of offering effective support to religious establishments, within the context of European integration.

Nica E.-A.,Petre Andrei University of Iasi
Metalurgia International | Year: 2011

The financial resources allocation process within health systems has undergone significant changes in recent years, these changes have produced effects at both micro and macro level on health systems. The analisys of allocation of financial resources within health systems is a worldwide topical issue, whereas effective supervision of this activity helps to combat inequalities in the allocation and use of resources. The statistical processing of data is realized with the help of SPSS 16 program. Since variables are expressed in different measurement units, their values are standardized, so as to equalize the effect of variables measured on different scales.

Pitulac T.,Petre Andrei University of Iasi
European Journal of Science and Theology | Year: 2014

In this article we aim to approach the relationship between State and Church in a specific manner. We consider the population has some diffuse expectations from the Church, on the background of a questionable performance of the political power by its legitimate holders. Therefore, the population expects the Church to mitigate the negative consequences of political power's actions. Our analysis focuses on the area of social interaction and the key element is the concept of communitarian spirit. When ignoring the consequences of the political and administrative decisions upon the profile and the quality of the social relationships, the results cannot be but negative. In these conditions, the public responds to the inability of the political environment to offer a space and feeling of communion by supporting the construction of as many churches as possible. This is the manner they have chosen to express their hope for a space of congregation.

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