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Drivers Of Knowledge Economy In The Eu’S Developing Countries


  • Burja Vasile

    (University 1 Decembrie 1918 of Alba Iulia)

  • Burja Camelia

    (University 1 Decembrie 1918 of Alba Iulia)


The new EU Member States have made important efforts to achieve an economic growth based on accumulation of knowledge according with principles and realities of developed countries. After accession, Romania has initiated an extensive restructuring process in entire society. The main purpose of this study is to appreciate the knowledge based economy’s features in Romania, comparative to other countries which joined later the EU. In this respect, the study aimed to evaluate the state of knowledge economy depending by a group of elements which refer to the following areas: innovation system, education and ICT. The research methodology was based on the econometric analysis of a representative panel data for the twelve new member states of the EU. Results highlight that for the analyzed countries, education system and the R&D activity had positively affected the economic growth, but the education factors had a stronger impact on the knowledge economy dynamics.

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  • Burja Vasile & Burja Camelia, 2013. "Drivers Of Knowledge Economy In The Eu’S Developing Countries," Annals - Economy Series, Constantin Brancusi University, Faculty of Economics, vol. 2, pages 10-15, April.
  • Handle: RePEc:cbu:jrnlec:y:2013:v:2:p:10-15

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    1. World Bank, 2007. "Building Knowledge Economies : Advanced Strategies for Development," World Bank Publications, The World Bank, number 6853, January.
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    1. Tosic, Natasa & Iordan-Constantinescu, Nicolae, 2014. "Knowledge-Based Economy in the Competitiveness Equation. The Case of the Republic of Serbia," MPRA Paper 58081, University Library of Munich, Germany.


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