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Considerations Regarding the Human Resources in the European Union Research-Development and Innovation Sector


  • Ecaterina Stanculescu


This article briefly discusses the issue of human resources in the research, development and innovation (R&D) sector in the European Union, in the last four to five years, focusing on presenting the situation in terms of quantity (evolution of the number of personnel involved in this activity) and qualitative (personnel qualification and structure by institutional and industrial sectors). It is also highlighted the EU policy in this regard. As it is known, along with material resources, the human factor is a guarantee for R&D policy success, both of the Union and of each individual Member State. Although the European Commission has made remarkable efforts to develop human resources involved in R&D, until now the situation is quite differentiated by countries, those developed from Western Europe being more advanced than those from the eastern, from this point of view. Finally the author presents some conclusions to the issue.

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  • Ecaterina Stanculescu, 2016. "Considerations Regarding the Human Resources in the European Union Research-Development and Innovation Sector," Knowledge Horizons - Economics, Faculty of Finance, Banking and Accountancy Bucharest,"Dimitrie Cantemir" Christian University Bucharest, vol. 8(1), pages 46-51, March.
  • Handle: RePEc:khe:journl:v:8:y:2016:i:1:p:46-51

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