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Sustainability 2015, 7(2), 1483-1502;

Modeling Factors with Influence on Sustainable University Management

Faculty of Economics, Department of Management, Marketing and Business Administration, "Lucian Blaga" University, Calea Dumbrăvii 17, 550336 Sibiu, Romania
Department of Industrial Engineering, University of Trento, Via Mesiano 77, I-38123 Trento, Italy
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Academic Editor: Vincenzo Torretta
Received: 1 October 2014 / Accepted: 23 January 2015 / Published: 29 January 2015
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Sustainability of Resources)
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The main objective of this paper is to present the factors with influence on the sustainable university management and the relationships between them. In the scientific approach we begin from a graphical model, according to which the extracurricular activities together with internal environmental factors influence students’ involvement in such activities, the university attractiveness, their academic performance and their integration into the socially-economic and natural environment (components related with sustainable development). The model emphasizes that individual performances, related to students’ participation in extracurricular activities, have a positive influence on the sustainability of university management. The results of the study have shown that the university sustainability may be influenced by a number of factors, such as students’ performance, students’ involvement in extracurricular activities or university’s attractiveness and can in turn influence implicitly also the sustainability of university management. The originality of the paper consists in the relationships study using the modeling method in general and informatics tools of modeling in particular, as well as through graphical visualization of some influences, on the sustainability university management. View Full-Text
Keywords: extracurricular activities; influence factors; modeling; sustainability; university management extracurricular activities; influence factors; modeling; sustainability; university management

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Dumitrascu, O.; Ciudin, R. Modeling Factors with Influence on Sustainable University Management. Sustainability 2015, 7, 1483-1502.

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