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Assessing Performance Of The Sustainable Spatial Development: Romanian Case Study


  • Vasile Burja

    (‘1 Decembrie 1918‘ University of Alba Iulia)


The sustainable development requires to be implementing on the efficiencyprinciples of the sustainable development, which has to be appreciated depending on abenchmark system. This study performs an analysis of the sustainable performance ofRomanian regions and reveals disparities compared to the national economy. The researchmethod used is Sustainable Value which synthesis the contribution of the economic, socialand environmental resources to value creation. The obtained results highlight that somesignificant differences between the Romanian regions exist. They suggest the necessity ofsome appropriate sector policies in order to eliminate disparities, achieving the economic-social cohesion and environment protection.

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  • Vasile Burja, 2011. "Assessing Performance Of The Sustainable Spatial Development: Romanian Case Study," Annales Universitatis Apulensis Series Oeconomica, Faculty of Sciences, "1 Decembrie 1918" University, Alba Iulia, vol. 2(13), pages 1-4.
  • Handle: RePEc:alu:journl:v:2:y:2011:i:13:p:4

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    region development; sustainable value; performance; sustainable spatial development; disparities;

    JEL classification:

    • O11 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - Macroeconomic Analyses of Economic Development
    • Q01 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - General - - - Sustainable Development
    • R11 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - General Regional Economics - - - Regional Economic Activity: Growth, Development, Environmental Issues, and Changes


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