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The Perception of the Students Specializing Trade, Tourism and Services on the Importance of the Concept of Sustainable Development in Commercial Activities

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  • Valentin Niţă

    () (Alexandru Ioan Cuza University, Iaşi, Romania)

  • Daniela Tatiana Agheorghiesei

    (Alexandru Ioan Cuza University, Iaşi, Romania)

Abstract

Over time it has been shown that education is the most efficient and economical way to change the thinking of people to a specific problem and to produce the desired attitudinal change. Increased awareness and education are important tools in support of sustainable development, and complement the legal, regulatory and economic. This article presents a study made by the authors aimed to identify how students who have completed specialized studies in Economy Trade, Tourism and Services of the Department of Economics and Business Administration Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iasi perceive the concept of sustainable development and concerns of current managers on applying it in commercial activity; if they have mastered specific knowledge and if they feel that on their future job, as merchants or decision makers in commercial activity, will be able to consider strategies on sustainable development. An adjacent objective is related to perception the university's role in supporting sustainable development concept, by choosing disciplines, subjects taught and the transmission and the imposition of knowledge.

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  • Valentin Niţă & Daniela Tatiana Agheorghiesei, 2010. "The Perception of the Students Specializing Trade, Tourism and Services on the Importance of the Concept of Sustainable Development in Commercial Activities," The AMFITEATRU ECONOMIC journal, Academy of Economic Studies - Bucharest, Romania, vol. 12(27), pages 66-82, February.
  • Handle: RePEc:aes:amfeco:v:12:y:2010:i:27:p:66-82
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    1. Bogdan Ghilic-Micu & Marinela Mircea & Marian Stoica, 2011. "Knowledge based economy –technological perspective: implications and solutions for agility improvement and innovation achievement in higher education," The AMFITEATRU ECONOMIC journal, Academy of Economic Studies - Bucharest, Romania, vol. 13(30), pages 404-419, June.

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    Keywords

    sustainable development; education; commercial activity; the perception of students;

    JEL classification:

    • A2 - General Economics and Teaching - - Economic Education and Teaching of Economics
    • L81 - Industrial Organization - - Industry Studies: Services - - - Retail and Wholesale Trade; e-Commerce
    • Q56 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Environmental Economics - - - Environment and Development; Environment and Trade; Sustainability; Environmental Accounts and Accounting; Environmental Equity; Population Growth

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