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European Social Model.Competitive Advantage Or Economic Handicap


  • Iovitu Mariana



“Corporative social responsibility” (CSR) represents equally a very actual debate, but also an appraisal criteria of the dynamic of eco-social integration quality process at European level. Especially that the protection need is demanded by the current economic crisis. This concept is meant to combine the position, attitude and behaviour of the trade-unions with the interests of employer’s organisations in search of possible influential mechanisms of the competitive advantage at European level. Due to the current economic crisis, the implications on the labour force market are causing an explainable anxiety. The attention of the decision takers is oriented towards joining the objectives “social well being with economic well being” in view of an expected economic come back. This approach proves a significant change at the level of economic and social policies within the European Union.

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  • Iovitu Mariana, 2010. "European Social Model.Competitive Advantage Or Economic Handicap," Annals of Faculty of Economics, University of Oradea, Faculty of Economics, vol. 1(1), pages 66-72, July.
  • Handle: RePEc:ora:journl:v:1:y:2010:i:1:p:66-72

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    European social model; Social responsibility; Socially responsible enterprise; responsible entrepreneurship); Triple profitability line; Workforce flexicurity;

    JEL classification:

    • F16 - International Economics - - Trade - - - Trade and Labor Market Interactions
    • F22 - International Economics - - International Factor Movements and International Business - - - International Migration
    • H53 - Public Economics - - National Government Expenditures and Related Policies - - - Government Expenditures and Welfare Programs
    • J64 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Mobility, Unemployment, Vacancies, and Immigrant Workers - - - Unemployment: Models, Duration, Incidence, and Job Search


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