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Interrelations Between Economic Freedom, Knowledge Economy And Global Competitiveness – Comparative Analysis Romania And Eu Average

  • Herciu Mihaela

    (Lucian Blaga University of Sibiu)

  • Ogrean Claudia

    (Lucian Blag University of Sibiu)

Economic Freedom, Knowledge Economy and Global Competitiveness are three of the many and very different dimensions which characterize the level of a country’s performance. This paper tries to present these three important directions, the specific indicators that measure them – IEF, KEI, GCI – and the relationship between them. Also, it will try to demonstrate that countries with free economy can turn into knowledge and competitive economies. Furthermore, it will make a comparative analysis of Romania with the EU countries’ average in order to identify for Romania which pillar’s scores it has to improve.

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Article provided by Lucian Blaga University of Sibiu, Faculty of Economic Sciences in its journal Studies in Business and Economics.

Volume (Year): 6 (2011)
Issue (Month): 2 (August)
Pages: 46-59

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Handle: RePEc:blg:journl:v:6:y:2011:i:2:p:46-60
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