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Cultural heritage evaluation: a reappraisal of some critical concepts involved

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  • Mihaela IACOB

    (The Bucharest University of Economic Studies)

  • Felicia ALEXANDRU

    (The Bucharest University of Economic Studies)

  • Meral KAGITCI

    (The Bucharest University of Economic Studies)

  • Georgiana Camelia CREŢAN

    (The Bucharest University of Economic Studies)

  • Filip IORGULESCU

    (The Bucharest University of Economic Studies)

Abstract

This study aims to build a synoptic picture of the facets of the economic category called “value”, with practicality in the tangible cultural heritage field, from the point of view of a traditionally economists-specific approach: concern for the financial sustainability of any decision. Moreover, the methods from the economics literature regarding the valences of the “cultural value” concept prove the obsoleteness of the common opinion according to which the economic approach is primarily interested in financial metrics. In as much as the ultimate goal of the scientific process is to identify the most effective cultural heritage preservation and evaluation methods, the study also reflects the public-private interference in this area.

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Article provided by Asociatia Generala a Economistilor din Romania - AGER in its journal Theoretical and Applied Economics.

Volume (Year): XVIII(2012) (2012)
Issue (Month): 12(577) (December)
Pages: 61-72

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Handle: RePEc:agr:journl:v:12(577):y:2012:i:12(577):p:61-72

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Keywords: cultural heritage; financial valuation; value subjectivism; economic value; cultural value.;

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  2. Vahid Mojtahed & Carlo Giupponi & Claudio Biscaro & Animesh K. Gain & Stefano Balbi, 2013. "Integrated Assessment of Natural Hazards and Climate-Change Adaptation: II. The SERRA Methodology," Working Papers 2013:07, Department of Economics, University of Venice "Ca' Foscari".

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