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The servicies in the rural economy based on innovation and knowledge in Romania


  • Victor Manole

    () (Academy of Economic Studies, Bucharest)

  • Nicolae Istudor

    () (Academy of Economic Studies, Bucharest)

  • Dan Boboc


Nowadays, economical reality in developed countries shows that the most important and efficient investments are those related to intelligence, stimulating creativity and knowledge. Investments orientation to these three directions guided to the creation of what literature of specialty calls „new economy“ or „economy based on knowledge“ and, as a result, to the society based on innovations, information and knowledge. The new economy is based on the favorite domains such as: technologies based on microelectronic and informatics, biological technologies, genetics technologies, green revolution, nuclear techniques, space navigation, bio-energy etc. Accordingly to the guidelines established through the Lisbon Strategy, at European Union politics level, science and technology are considered as being key instruments for the European future. The essential role of the scientific research and technological development in raising the European economy competitiveness was emphased through the European Commission Communication „More Research and Innovation - Investing for Growth and Employment“ of October 2005. For Romania, the necessity of raising the economy competitiveness, in particular of the agro-food and rural economy, impose as an essential requests the decrease of the technological gaps that makes it different of the others European Union Member States, as well as realizing an economic environment capable of assimilating and developing high technology fields and to adapt to the dynamic changes imposed by the globalization and by the technology based on knowledge. In realizing the above mentioned objectives, an important role is played by the agro-food and rural economy services, without which can not be valorized the results of the investments made in agriculture, food industry and rural development.

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  • Victor Manole & Nicolae Istudor & Dan Boboc, 2007. "The servicies in the rural economy based on innovation and knowledge in Romania," The AMFITEATRU ECONOMIC journal, Academy of Economic Studies - Bucharest, Romania, vol. 9(22), pages 136-146, June.
  • Handle: RePEc:aes:amfeco:v:9:y:2007:i:22:p:136-146

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    Rural development; Rural area; Services; Innovation; Economy based on knowledge; Rural economy; Competitiviness; Competition.;

    JEL classification:

    • R38 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - Real Estate Markets, Spatial Production Analysis, and Firm Location - - - Government Policy
    • D83 - Microeconomics - - Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainty - - - Search; Learning; Information and Knowledge; Communication; Belief; Unawareness
    • R58 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - Regional Government Analysis - - - Regional Development Planning and Policy


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