rss_2.0International conference KNOWLEDGE-BASED ORGANIZATION FeedSciendo RSS Feed for International conference KNOWLEDGE-BASED ORGANIZATIONhttps://sciendo.com/journal/KBOhttps://www.sciendo.comInternational conference KNOWLEDGE-BASED ORGANIZATION Feedhttps://sciendo-parsed.s3.eu-central-1.amazonaws.com/64723347215d2f6c89dbf955/cover-image.jpghttps://sciendo.com/journal/KBO140216On Collaboration of Local Actors With Security Force Assistance in Missions and Non-Article 5 Crisis Response Operationshttps://sciendo.com/article/10.2478/kbo-2023-0006<abstract> <title style='display:none'>Abstract</title> <p>This paper examines aspects of the coordination and cooperation of local actors in Security Force Assistance (SFA) missions, and in particular in Non-Article 5 Crisis Response Operations (NA5CRO). The process of building relationships with local actors and coordinating efforts with them to achieve mission success is discussed as well. This process is based on the understanding that local actors have critical knowledge of the operational environment and can provide valuable insights that enhance mission effectiveness. The need to understand the operational environment and build effective relationships with local security forces as well as other stakeholders is also addressed. The article explains how coordination and cooperation with local actors are essential to achieving mission success and can improve the effectiveness of the SFA in their participation in crisis response operations. In summary, the paper emphasizes the critical importance of coordination and cooperation with local actors in SFA missions and into Humanitarian Assistance Operations that are part of NA5CRO. This approach can enhance the effectiveness of the mission, increase situational awareness, and reduce the risk of mission failure. It requires a commitment to building effective relationships with local security forces and other stakeholders, joint coordination among all actors involved in the mission, and cultural sensitivity and awareness in the event of a crisis.</p> </abstract>ARTICLEtruehttps://sciendo.com/article/10.2478/kbo-2023-00062023-07-20T00:00:00.000+00:00Left or Right of the Boom? Transforming Defense Budgets into Military Capabilities through an Integrated Defense Planning and Management Systemhttps://sciendo.com/article/10.2478/kbo-2023-0017<abstract> <title style='display:none'>Abstract</title> <p>Defence resources management relies on effective decision processes that underline more than just the process of spending the money from the approved budget. Decision makers should be able to easily trace the amounts spend not only to input items (such as number of airplanes purchased or salary expenses in a military unit), but also to a military capability and the effects produced by its employment. This information is crucial for decision makers to understand and assess the consequences of their decisions (in military, resource and financial terms) and identify options to improve the decisions for the future.</p> </abstract>ARTICLEtruehttps://sciendo.com/article/10.2478/kbo-2023-00172023-07-20T00:00:00.000+00:00Concept Analysis of Profesional Socialization in the Military Organizations Concept Analysis of Profesional Socialization in the Military Organizationshttps://sciendo.com/article/10.2478/kbo-2023-0016<abstract> <title style='display:none'>Abstract</title> <p>Socialization is an ongoing and ever-changing process. Whenever someone assumes or departs from a position, socialization processes come into play. This holds true when individuals take on organizational roles, and socialization persists through changes in personnel, products, services, norms, and values. By perceiving organizational socialization as a continuous process, we gain an analytical tool that allows us to examine organizational issues and challenges based on the extent of socialization that has occurred. This article thoroughly explores the intricate facets of professional socialization, analyzing its importance, essential elements, and its influence on both military personnel and organizational culture. With the goal of enhancing the understanding of this concept, it seeks to contribute to the existing knowledge on military professionalism and the dynamics within organizations.</p> </abstract>ARTICLEtruehttps://sciendo.com/article/10.2478/kbo-2023-00162023-07-20T00:00:00.000+00:00Challenges for the Command and Control Systems in the Information Agehttps://sciendo.com/article/10.2478/kbo-2023-0001<abstract> <title style='display:none'>Abstract</title> <p>The exponential technological development that we faced in the last period put in the hand of military deciders, for all levels, increasingly sophisticated tools to support their actions and an unlimited quantity of information available in a large diversity of forms. The question that we try to answer is whether the command and control systems, as they are built today, can access, and efficiently use this information or they must adapt themselves to go through the new challenges.</p> </abstract>ARTICLEtruehttps://sciendo.com/article/10.2478/kbo-2023-00012023-07-20T00:00:00.000+00:00The Occupational Safety and Health Management in the National Defence System - Structural Architecturehttps://sciendo.com/article/10.2478/kbo-2023-0018<abstract> <title style='display:none'>Abstract</title> <p>This paper aims to describe the context and some theoretical approaches needed to analyze and justify the need to implement an occupational safety and health management system (OSHMS) in the National Defense System (NDS). The specialized literature includes a very small number of articles and no concrete approaches regarding OSHM in the field of national defense can be identified. As a result, a brief analysis of the main aspects that can be the subject of much more in-depth studies regarding the specific issue in this field was considered appropriate. The first part of this article includes a description of the specific context of NDS, whose objectives are constantly adapted to the dynamics of economic, geo-political and security factors that are constantly changing. Next, the most eloquent theoretical approaches related to OSHMS and risk management that could be adapted to NDS are mentioned. The final part of this paper is intended to be a proposed structural architecture of OSHMS in NDS. The form proposed by the group of authors is based on a detailed analysis of the literature in the field of OSH corroborated with the experiences acquired throughout the academic and in the military field of the members of the drafting group.</p> </abstract>ARTICLEtruehttps://sciendo.com/article/10.2478/kbo-2023-00182023-07-20T00:00:00.000+00:00The Complexity of the Current operational Environment and the Military Leader'S Ability to Adapt to its Ongoing Challengeshttps://sciendo.com/article/10.2478/kbo-2023-0003<abstract> <title style='display:none'>Abstract</title> <p>The current operational environment is characterized by a high degree of complexity, uncertainty, and ambiguity. Military leaders must be able to adapt to these ongoing challenges in order to succeed in their missions and achieve their objectives. One of the key challenges facing military leaders in the current operational environment is the rapidly changing nature of the threats they face. These threats can come from a wide range of sources, including state and non-state actors, terrorist organizations, and cyber attacks. Additionally, the proliferation of advanced technologies has created new vulnerabilities that military leaders must be able to address. Another challenge facing military leaders is the need to operate in a highly networked and interconnected environment. This requires a deep understanding of the complex systems that underpin modern warfare, as well as the ability to coordinate and collaborate with a wide range of stakeholders across multiple domains. Overall, the complexity of the current operational environment requires military leaders to be highly skilled, adaptable, and flexible. By developing these skills and leveraging new technologies and approaches, they can successfully navigate the challenges they face and achieve their objectives.</p> </abstract>ARTICLEtruehttps://sciendo.com/article/10.2478/kbo-2023-00032023-07-20T00:00:00.000+00:00The Geopolitical and Geostrategic Importance of the Danube in the Context of European Securityhttps://sciendo.com/article/10.2478/kbo-2023-0012<abstract> <title style='display:none'>Abstract</title> <p>The work aims to make a contribution in the vast field of the concept of geopolitical system, applied to the geopolitics of the Danube. The location of the Danube basin within the European Union has made it possible to redefine the regional cooperation of the riparian states on the coordinates of Community policies and instruments. EU strategists for the Danube region highlight the strategic and economic stakes of the Danube, the emphasis being placed on achieving more efficient connections for transport, trade and energy..</p> </abstract>ARTICLEtruehttps://sciendo.com/article/10.2478/kbo-2023-00122023-07-20T00:00:00.000+00:00Lines of Efforts in Order to Improve the Military Supply Chains Performance in Military Operationshttps://sciendo.com/article/10.2478/kbo-2023-0027<abstract> <title style='display:none'>Abstract</title> <p>Supply chain resilience plays a critical role in maintaining operational readiness and effectiveness in military operations. However, the unique challenges faced by military supply chains necessitate tailored approaches to enhance resilience. This paper presents a comprehensive framework for optimizing supply chain resilience in military operations. The proposed framework incorporates key elements such as risk assessment, contingency planning, information sharing, and resource allocation. It leverages advanced analytics techniques, including simulation modeling, optimization algorithms, and real-time data integration, to support decision-making and improve resilience. Results demonstrate that the optimized supply chain resilience strategy significantly enhances the military's ability to respond to disruptions, reduce recovery time, and minimize operational downtime. Moreover, the framework identifies critical vulnerabilities and recommends proactive measures to enhance system robustness. By adopting this framework, military organizations can better prepare for and respond to a wide range of supply chain disruptions, ultimately improving operational efficiency and mission success. The findings of this study contribute to the emerging field of military logistics by providing a systematic approach to optimize supply chain resilience and offering valuable insights for military decision-makers.</p> </abstract>ARTICLEtruehttps://sciendo.com/article/10.2478/kbo-2023-00272023-07-20T00:00:00.000+00:00Ramses the Great, the Peacemakerhttps://sciendo.com/article/10.2478/kbo-2023-0014<abstract> <title style='display:none'>Abstract</title> <p>Ramses the Great was not only the greatest Egyptian pharaoh and the longest in office, but also the greatest diplomat of the ancient world. His achievements as a peacemaker were equaled only by the superpower of the ancient world, Rome, through its Pax Romana, but Rome imposed this concept as a policy of a world empire, while Ramses II, rightly nicknamed the Great single-handedly effected an Egyptian peace, more valuable than any peace in the world, which became the prototype of all peace treaties after his reign. Every political leader of Antiquity has at least one military masterpiece, the ancient leaders being the supreme leaders of the army, but Ramses is the only one who has a masterpiece of peace. The genius of Ramses the Great was fully demonstrated by the “sublime treaty”, truly a gift of the gods, mediated by the Son of the Sun, the pharaoh Ramses. He made peace with the most bitter enemies, the Hittites, also called by the Egyptians, Hyksos. The Egyptian Son of the Sun made peace with his civilization built for peace with a civilization built for war, the Hittite (Indo-European, a deeply warlike one, a general characteristic of all Indo-European civilizations). Ramses the Great proved that he is a god, even though this peace treaty, the world’s first attested diplomatic treaty, concluded at Kadesh with the Hittites, proving that peace is as difficult as war. But unlike war, peace has the merit of lasting much longer and, paradoxically, gives meaning to war. These two antagonistic principles, war and peace, were balanced for the first time, in a perfect way, by the Son of the Sun, Ramses the Great.</p> </abstract>ARTICLEtruehttps://sciendo.com/article/10.2478/kbo-2023-00142023-07-20T00:00:00.000+00:00Causes of the Russian-Ukrainian Conflict and its Impact on Security in Europehttps://sciendo.com/article/10.2478/kbo-2023-0004<abstract> <title style='display:none'>Abstract</title> <p>In this article, the author presents issues related to the Russian-Ukrainian conflict and its impact on security in Europe. The text outlines the causes of the Russian-Ukrainian conflict, the course of the war and the effects in the present day. The article describes the responses of the European Union and NATO to Russian aggression. In his conclusions, the author pays particular attention to the impact of this conflict on security in Europe..</p> </abstract>ARTICLEtruehttps://sciendo.com/article/10.2478/kbo-2023-00042023-07-20T00:00:00.000+00:00Nato between Article 5 and the Discouragement and Defense Posturehttps://sciendo.com/article/10.2478/kbo-2023-0009<abstract> <title style='display:none'>Abstract</title> <p>The paper aims at a retrospective analysis of the evolution of the NATO in the context of the new security challenges that have arisen, especially in the eastern and northeastern areas of Europe, and of the factors that have substantially contributed to the strategic orientation of the political-military organization, acting both from within, as well as from without. The work follows in stages the events that had a major impact on the positioning of the Alliance in one direction or another, while remaining consistent with the principles established in the Washington Treaty. Descouragement and defense are only part of the Alliance's eighth strategic concept.</p> </abstract>ARTICLEtruehttps://sciendo.com/article/10.2478/kbo-2023-00092023-07-20T00:00:00.000+00:00Measuring Supply Chain Performance from ESG Perspectivehttps://sciendo.com/article/10.2478/kbo-2023-0026<abstract> <title style='display:none'>Abstract</title> <p>This paper aims to show the relationship between environmental, social, and governance (ESG) factors and the most common supply chain (SC) performance indicators within an organization. The main interest is to identify the challenges that organizations face when trying to gain a competitive advantage over other organizations by measuring supply chain efficiency and effectiveness. Therefore, the concepts and terms used are clarified in the first section, in a broader framework, to note their relevance in the context of the paper, but also the relationship between them. In the second section, scientific papers on this topic are briefly presented, which served as a scientific foundation and prompted us to undertake our study to contribute to the body of scientific knowledge on this little-addressed topic. In the third section of the research, we established a qualitative design, composed of qualitative data from secondary sources, which were obtained data through a literature review and analysed using the comparative-deductive method. The result is to propose a simplified model for measuring SC performance from an ESG perspective. In the conclusions, possible uses of this model are proposed, as well as future perspectives that could improve performance measurement by adding new indicators.</p> </abstract>ARTICLEtruehttps://sciendo.com/article/10.2478/kbo-2023-00262023-07-20T00:00:00.000+00:00A Nexus of Defense and Security Governance in the Framework of Contemporary Managerial Trendshttps://sciendo.com/article/10.2478/kbo-2023-0024<abstract> <title style='display:none'>Abstract</title> <p>The article contains a literature review of the most relevant and important trends in contemporary management and, based on this background, some possible directions for determining how to run processes specific to defense organizations are highlighted. As methodological framing, an applied research (information collection using Web of science and bibliometric processing to build the conceptual picture of management trends) and exploratory (in terms of purpose) was intended to determine the impact of contemporary management trends in the military. The work is of interest both for researchers in the field of general management for the understanding of some managerial peculiarities of the military organization but also for military specialists for a better awareness of the need and usefulness of scientific investigation of some specific aspects, at the same time also of the military science, considering the framing of the military domain in the social macro-field. It was also taken into account the fact widely accepted by scholars that in the history of management, on several occasions, some authors have considered the military organization as a managerial model.</p> </abstract>ARTICLEtruehttps://sciendo.com/article/10.2478/kbo-2023-00242023-07-20T00:00:00.000+00:00The Use of a Simulated Environment to Optimize the Solution Identified Problems Specific to Modern Military Actionshttps://sciendo.com/article/10.2478/kbo-2023-0008<abstract> <title style='display:none'>Abstract</title> <p>This article presents the implementation and testing of a solution for perfecting the skills of operationalizing a tactical task and developing the ability to react under stressful conditions, individual and collective resilience based on virtual reality for military personnel. Also, a distributed network was configured and tested for increased flexibility and quick setup during multiplayer simulation. The distributed network comes to complement the networks used up to now, namely the local networks.</p> </abstract>ARTICLEtruehttps://sciendo.com/article/10.2478/kbo-2023-00082023-07-20T00:00:00.000+00:00Considerations on the Impact of Military Actions on the Environmenthttps://sciendo.com/article/10.2478/kbo-2023-0010<abstract> <title style='display:none'>Abstract</title> <p>From a systemic point of view, it can be said that the natural environment is dynamic, constantly changing and evolving and directly influenced by natural or anthropogenic disturbances. As an integral part of the society, the military organization has an important role in the implementation of Romania’s environmental strategy. Consequently, the fulfilment of its functional tasks will be carried out in accordance with the incident normative framework, having as a priority the protection of the environment. In this vein, focus is placed on the respect of specific standards, as well as on the elimination of potential environmental risks that may occur during military actions. Specific military activities can cause significant environmental damage through the deterioration of environmental factors, i.e. soil degradation, water quality, environmental damage through the disposal of large quantities of waste, and degradation of flora.</p> </abstract>ARTICLEtruehttps://sciendo.com/article/10.2478/kbo-2023-00102023-07-20T00:00:00.000+00:00From Outer Space to Earth – Resilience Management in Turkey'S Natural Disaster of 2023https://sciendo.com/article/10.2478/kbo-2023-0015<abstract> <title style='display:none'>Abstract</title> <p>In recent years, natural disasters have become more frequent and severe, causing significant damage to infrastructure, economy, and society. To enhance societal resilience to these events, the usage of space technology has become increasingly important. This article aims to explore the role of space technology in enhancing societal resilience to natural disasters, using the case of the 2023 natural disaster in Turkey. First, the article discusses the use of space technology in disaster monitoring, early warning systems, search and rescue operations, and damage assessment. Secondly, the article looks at the case of the recent earthquake in Turkey and attempts to reveal how Turksat satellite system has been used. The article concludes that space technology can play a crucial role in enhancing societal resilience to natural disasters.</p> </abstract>ARTICLEtruehttps://sciendo.com/article/10.2478/kbo-2023-00152023-07-20T00:00:00.000+00:00Military Actions Characteristics in Hybrid Operational Environmentshttps://sciendo.com/article/10.2478/kbo-2023-0013<abstract> <title style='display:none'>Abstract</title> <p>The theoretical approaches regarding the security/operational environment aimed at a multidimensional and integrative perspective, because its understanding requires not only analysis of the physical terrain, but also the perspective of the actors involved, and of the factors from the informational environment (including cyberspace) and those specific to the civilian population. The field of contemporary military confrontations is extremely difficult to analyze because of the dynamics of the phenomenon and internal processes, of the implemented technologies and, last but not least, as a result of the manifestation of VUCA (Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity and Ambiguity) characteristics within them. But, the effort of scientific investigations was directed starting from the premise that the identification of the characteristics and of the factors specific to the future confrontational environment serves as a starting point in the approach of conceptual-doctrinal and operational adaptation/transformation of the military forces. An attempt was made to find the answer to the question: which are the conditions, circumstances and factors characteristic of the confrontational environment that influence the efficiency and coherence of the actions of the engaged capabilities?</p> </abstract>ARTICLEtruehttps://sciendo.com/article/10.2478/kbo-2023-00132023-07-20T00:00:00.000+00:00A Methodological Framework to Assess the Aviation Safety Condition of Military Flight Unitshttps://sciendo.com/article/10.2478/kbo-2024-0002<abstract> <title style='display:none'>Abstract</title> <p>This paper presents a methodology for numerical assessment of the aviation safety performance of a military flight unit and its safety condition, taking into account the human factor impact. The research is based on the assessment of two interrelated groups of indicators concerning the flight safety condition of each flight unit – pre-flight safety performance used during the mission planning and preparedness phase, and in-flight safety performance linked to the execution phase of the mission ordered. The methodology is adaptive and has potential to be improved if necessary.</p> </abstract>ARTICLEtruehttps://sciendo.com/article/10.2478/kbo-2024-00022023-07-20T00:00:00.000+00:00Project Management Methodologies in the Organizations of Yesterday, Today and Tomorrowhttps://sciendo.com/article/10.2478/kbo-2023-0022<abstract> <title style='display:none'>Abstract</title> <p>The history has shown us over time that each way of managing an activity can lead to a different result, which has given rise to multiple approaches to the project management discipline through diverse models and methodologies, each one coming with a number of advantages and disadvantages. The software engineering branch is a climate where projects have a lot of room for flexibility, change and adaptability. However, this scientific paper aims to highlight the characteristics of these techniques, provided by experts in the field through the scientific literature, along with an original point of view regarding their future improvement. Project management is a complex, diverse and encompassing discipline, so each new model or methodology has come to supplement the shortcomings of the previous one. Starting from these, there are a number of factors that must be taken into account when determining how a project should be managed, such as: industry, size, resources, etc., and this paper presents the areas of applicability for each methodology in part, as well as data in which several approaches intertwine resulting in hybrid project management approaches. In the end, some conclusions and predictions about the methodologies in the field of software development industry are presented.</p> </abstract>ARTICLEtruehttps://sciendo.com/article/10.2478/kbo-2023-00222023-07-20T00:00:00.000+00:00Elements of Improving Operational Logistics Planning Specific to Combatant Forceshttps://sciendo.com/article/10.2478/kbo-2023-0011<abstract> <title style='display:none'>Abstract</title> <p>The challenges, threats and regional military actions not far from the borders of NATO's eastern flank has demonstrated and reveals the need to reconfigure the potential and provide adequate, timely and resilient logistical support to operational offers at the tactical and joint levels. In this paper we highlight some aspects of the improvement of operational logistics planning, taking into account some elements such as: particularities of focused logistics, typology of planning, planning-execution correlation, evaluation of planning implementation, new requirements resulting from the lessons identified from the war in Ukraine. All the sequences that will be developed in this communication will be adequately correlated; taking into account the military operations of the future that will be planned and carried out in a national and/or multinational context.</p> </abstract>ARTICLEtruehttps://sciendo.com/article/10.2478/kbo-2023-00112023-07-20T00:00:00.000+00:00en-us-1