Challenges for Romanian Entrepreneurs in Managing Remote Workers

  • Xiaoyu Zhan Valahia University of Targoviste, Targoviste, Romania
  • Delia Mioara Popescu Valahia University of Targoviste, Targoviste, Romania
  • Valentin Radu Valahia University of Targoviste, Targoviste, Romania
Keywords: Remote workers, Virtual Teams, Entrepreneurship, ICT, profit, Romania


In an increasingly globalized society managing remote work allows entrepreneurs to compete favorably and increase profit. Moreover, with the rapid development of information and electronic media, decentralized work has become much more comfortable, faster, and more efficient in response to the globalization of work processes. Dynamic environments have introduced virtual work teams that collaborate through communication technologies across geographical, temporal, cultural, and organizational boundaries to achieve a common goal in the results of their organizations. Remote working grows in popularity, but with it also increases the need of the organization to demand high performance from their members through their projects and activities. All over the world, statistics showed in 2019 a steep increase in the number of virtual workers. Both managers and companies face a high number of challenges to keep their employees satisfied and their “numbers” up. This article focuses on the emergence of Virtual Teams in Romania, primarily through the real necessity of remote workers. We highly discuss the advantages and disadvantages of working from home for Romanian Entrepreneurs, especially in the current pandemic state of the entire world.

Author Biographies

Xiaoyu Zhan, Valahia University of Targoviste, Targoviste, Romania

Valahia University of Targoviste, Targoviste, Romania

Delia Mioara Popescu, Valahia University of Targoviste, Targoviste, Romania

Valahia University of Targoviste, Targoviste, Romania

Valentin Radu, Valahia University of Targoviste, Targoviste, Romania

Valahia University of Targoviste, Targoviste, Romania


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How to Cite
Zhan, X., Popescu, D. M., & Radu, V. (2020). Challenges for Romanian Entrepreneurs in Managing Remote Workers. LUMEN Proceedings, 14, 670-687.