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Universities` Role in Knowledge-Based Economy and Society. Implications for Romanian Economics Higher Education

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  • Marta-Christina Suciu

    (Academy of Economic Studies, Bucharest, Romania)

  • Irina-Virginia Drăgulănescu

    (Universita degli Studi di Messina, Italy)

  • Alexandru Ghiţiu-Brătescu

    (Academy of Economic Studies, Bucharest, Romania)

  • Luciana Picioruş

    (Academy of Economic Studies, Bucharest, Romania)

  • Cosmin Imbrişcă

    (Academy of Economic Studies, Bucharest, Romania)

Abstract

The main objective of the article is to analyse the extent to which Romanian universities and, particularly, those in economics higher education field can face the demands of knowledge-based economy and society. The specific objectives of the work mainly consisted of: (a) reviewing the literature outlining the theoretical, methodological and conceptual boundaries; (b) identifying methods for assessing universities’ intellectual capital and examples of good practice; and (c) presenting our research results. The research methodology was based on a structured questionnaire applied in the Academy of Economic Studies, Bucharest, Faculty of Business Administration in foreign languages. Examples of good practice in European universities and international reports of prestigious international organizations were considered as well. The research highlighted the key role of universities as main investors in lifelong learning education, by including the opinions of the direct beneficiars-students, within the context of the Romanian society and knowledge-based economy.

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  • Marta-Christina Suciu & Irina-Virginia Drăgulănescu & Alexandru Ghiţiu-Brătescu & Luciana Picioruş & Cosmin Imbrişcă, 2011. "Universities` Role in Knowledge-Based Economy and Society. Implications for Romanian Economics Higher Education," The AMFITEATRU ECONOMIC journal, Academy of Economic Studies - Bucharest, Romania, vol. 13(30), pages 420-436, June.
  • Handle: RePEc:aes:amfeco:v:13:y:2011:i:30:p:420-436
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    Keywords

    Knowledge-based economy; knowledge-based society; investment in lifelong learning education; intellectual capital; sustainable competitive advantage;

    JEL classification:

    • A10 - General Economics and Teaching - - General Economics - - - General
    • D83 - Microeconomics - - Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainty - - - Search; Learning; Information and Knowledge; Communication; Belief; Unawareness
    • E22 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Consumption, Saving, Production, Employment, and Investment - - - Investment; Capital; Intangible Capital; Capacity
    • I20 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Education - - - General
    • J24 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor - - - Human Capital; Skills; Occupational Choice; Labor Productivity

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