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Romania In Eu Context. Competitiveness And Knowledge-Based Economy


  • Gheorghe Zaman

    (Corresponding member of Romanian Academy)

  • Blanaru Adrian


The paper analyses Romania’s competitiveness and knowledge-based economyin an EU comparative context for the 2006-2007 period. The main compared pillar-indices are the following: global competitiveness index;higher education and training; technological readiness; business sophistication; innovation.Each pillar index is disaggregated into several relevant sub indices. Comparisons are madebetween Romania and EU-25, EU-10 (new member states since 2004), Bulgaria and Turkeyon the basis of positions and scores of each country or group of countries, within a totalframework of 131 countries. The size of Romania’s digital divide vis-Ã -vis EU-25 can beused as a tool for national priority setting and better policies regarding catching up andconvergence processes in digital economy.

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  • Gheorghe Zaman & Blanaru Adrian, 2008. "Romania In Eu Context. Competitiveness And Knowledge-Based Economy," Annales Universitatis Apulensis Series Oeconomica, Faculty of Sciences, "1 Decembrie 1918" University, Alba Iulia, vol. 2(10), pages 1-1.
  • Handle: RePEc:alu:journl:v:2:y:2008:i:10:p:1

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    1. Aghion, Philippe & Howitt, Peter, 1992. "A Model of Growth through Creative Destruction," Econometrica, Econometric Society, vol. 60(2), pages 323-351, March.
    2. Paul Krugman & Anthony J. Venables, 1995. "Globalization and the Inequality of Nations," The Quarterly Journal of Economics, Oxford University Press, vol. 110(4), pages 857-880.
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    competitiveness; knowledge-based society; national and international value chains; catching-up; convergence; digital divide; brain drain; knowledge creation; absorption and diffusion.;

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    • E00 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - General - - - General


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