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Theoretical Model Of Territorial Competitiveness, By Urban – Rural Typology


  • Mihai Alexandru CHIȚEA

    (Institute of Agricultural Economics, Romanian Academy, Bucharest)


The paper presents the evaluation of overall territorial competitiveness, at county level, following the development of an evaluation model based on a series of theoretical elements elaborated throughout the time, at international and national level. The starting point was a previous analysis of the theoretical framework of territorial competitiveness, from which the following idea emerged : as we access the upper aggregation levels (regional, macro regional, national), the local performance fades into an aggregated result. The elaboration of the model turned to classical econometric methods, for standardizing the selected indicators, as well as to factor analysis for highlighting the determinant factors of competitiveness at county level. The analysis of the results took into consideration the urban-rural typology and highlighted significant differences between the three types of counties (predominantly rural, intermediate, predominantly urban), as well as the determinant character of some groups of indicators from the model structure, like economic performance and population and labour force.

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  • Mihai Alexandru CHIȚEA, 2019. "Theoretical Model Of Territorial Competitiveness, By Urban – Rural Typology," Agricultural Economics and Rural Development, Institute of Agricultural Economics, vol. 16(2), pages 185-198.
  • Handle: RePEc:iag:reviea:v:16:y:2019:i:2:p:185-198

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    competitiveness; territory; urban-rural typology;
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    JEL classification:

    • A13 - General Economics and Teaching - - General Economics - - - Relation of Economics to Social Values
    • P47 - Political Economy and Comparative Economic Systems - - Other Economic Systems - - - Performance and Prospects


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