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Analysis of the Industry Potential in Republic of Moldova


  • Larisa BUGAIAN

    () (Technical University of Moldova)


    () (Technical University of Moldova)

  • Doina NISTOR

    () (Technical University of Moldova)


This article identifies several competitive sectors of the economy that have potential to lead to sustainable economic growth for Republic of Moldova. Sectors were chosen for analysis combining quantitative and qualitative methods. A pool of sectors was selected based on export and sales performance over the last eight years. The final decision of the top sectors was based on the qualitative factors such as prevalence of the SMEs in the sector, gender makeup of the workforce and the regional presence, as well as employment levels and sales growth. The results of analysis showed that following industrial sectors: wine; textiles and apparel; information and communication technology; footwear; construction materials and furniture have the most potential for contributing to transformational growth in the Republic of Moldova economy.

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  • Larisa BUGAIAN & Maria GHEORGHITA & Doina NISTOR, 2010. "Analysis of the Industry Potential in Republic of Moldova," Economics and Applied Informatics, "Dunarea de Jos" University of Galati, Faculty of Economics and Business Administration, issue 2, pages 167-176.
  • Handle: RePEc:ddj:fseeai:y:2010:i:2:p:167-176

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    1. James Crotty, 2009. "Structural causes of the global financial crisis: a critical assessment of the 'new financial architecture'," Cambridge Journal of Economics, Oxford University Press, vol. 33(4), pages 563-580, July.
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    strategic sector; competitiveness; industry sector; industry potential;

    JEL classification:

    • L00 - Industrial Organization - - General - - - General
    • L15 - Industrial Organization - - Market Structure, Firm Strategy, and Market Performance - - - Information and Product Quality


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