Advanced Search
MyIDEAS: Login to save this article or follow this journal

The NGOs, social constructors in the domain of occupying the labor force. The case of Ruhama Foundation


Author Info

  • Profesor.Ph.D. Floare CHIPEA

    (University of Oradea, Faculty of Social and Human Sciences, str. Universitatii nr. 1, Oradea, jud. Bihor, Romania)

  • Ass.Prof.Ph.D.Florica STEFANESCU

    (University of Oradea, Faculty of Social and Human Sciences, str. Universitatii nr. 1, Oradea, jud. Bihor, Romania)

  • Lecturer.Ph.D. Simona BODOGAI

    (University of Oradea, Faculty of Social and Human Sciences, str. Universitatii nr. 1, Oradea, jud. Bihor, Romania)

  • Lect.Ph.D.Candidate Claudia OSVAT

    (University of Oradea, Faculty of Social and Human Sciences, str. Universitatii nr. 1, Oradea, jud. Bihor, Romania)

Registered author(s):


    Among the Romanian NGOs, the case of the Ruhama Foundation is a success story. Research undertaken by us captures the main determinants of its success: the quality of the human resources, the strategic management performance and determination (motivation) of the members of the organization. All those have generated complex strategies designed to change the attitudes, the values and even the organizational structure. The diversification of the organization activity, initially focused exclusively on social problems of vulnerable groups, led to a preventive approach to vulnerability respectively of the economic coordinates that allow the identification of the social inclusion and the preventing exclusion. This gave rise to the center “Careers” which offers programs of self-knowledge and career guidance, professional training or retraining correlated with the existing labor market needs, and also the desires and the possibilities and potential beneficiaries of these courses. Our research, conducted in several stages and using various research methods and tools in the context of appreciative inquiry (questionnaires, individual interviews and focus group interviews type), decrypts the process by which the organization is discovered and rediscovers itself, with its potential, values, and desires, based on the opportunities related to the environment in which it operates and it constructs on this basis a new architecture not only to maintain itself on the market, but even to turn it in a social actor, a genuine partner of bodies empowered to ensure social welfare and a promoter of best practice models.

    Download Info

    If you experience problems downloading a file, check if you have the proper application to view it first. In case of further problems read the IDEAS help page. Note that these files are not on the IDEAS site. Please be patient as the files may be large.
    File URL:
    Download Restriction: no

    Bibliographic Info

    Article provided by Editura Lumen, Department of Economics in its journal Revista de cercetare si interventie sociala.

    Volume (Year): 29 (2010)
    Issue (Month): (June)
    Pages: 92-108

    as in new window
    Handle: RePEc:lum:rev2rl:v:29:y:2010:i::p:92-108

    Contact details of provider:
    Web page:

    Related research

    Keywords: NGOs; Social constructors; Appreciative inquiry; Employment; Intraorganizational values; Social architecture;

    Find related papers by JEL classification:


    No references listed on IDEAS
    You can help add them by filling out this form.



    This item is not listed on Wikipedia, on a reading list or among the top items on IDEAS.


    Access and download statistics


    When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:lum:rev2rl:v:29:y:2010:i::p:92-108. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.

    For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (Morariu Irina).

    If you have authored this item and are not yet registered with RePEc, we encourage you to do it here. This allows to link your profile to this item. It also allows you to accept potential citations to this item that we are uncertain about.

    If references are entirely missing, you can add them using this form.

    If the full references list an item that is present in RePEc, but the system did not link to it, you can help with this form.

    If you know of missing items citing this one, you can help us creating those links by adding the relevant references in the same way as above, for each refering item. If you are a registered author of this item, you may also want to check the "citations" tab in your profile, as there may be some citations waiting for confirmation.

    Please note that corrections may take a couple of weeks to filter through the various RePEc services.