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Exploring Romania in Search of Social Economy: the Concept of Social Economy Studied in the Light of Protected Units

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  • Lunganu Raluca Petronela

    () (Doctoral School of Economy, Faculty of Economy and Business Administration, University “Alexandru Ioan Cuza”, Iaºi)

  • Þacu Cãtãlin

    () (Doctoral School of Economy, Faculty of Economy and Business Administration, University “Alexandru Ioan Cuza”, Iaºi)

Abstract

Social economy is a new concept used to define that part of economy in which the activities of organizations are aimed at improving social welfare and secondarily at increasing the profit and benefits. The European and Romanian legislative framework authorize the establishment of certain organization as participants of social economy. The research is focusing on protected units, as organization of social economy taking in consideration the economic and social criteria proposed by researchers. The main purpose is to show the importance of protected units. The specific objectives of this paper are to set the boundaries of the social economy concept based on the review of the important theories and to describe a sector of Romanian social economy from protected units approach. The results will show the evolution of the sector in a period of four years which coincide with the implementation of The Sectoral Operational Programme Human Resources Development.

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  • Lunganu Raluca Petronela & Þacu Cãtãlin, 2012. "Exploring Romania in Search of Social Economy: the Concept of Social Economy Studied in the Light of Protected Units," Ovidius University Annals, Economic Sciences Series, Ovidius University of Constantza, Faculty of Economic Sciences, vol. 0(1), pages 1017-1021, May.
  • Handle: RePEc:ovi:oviste:v:xii:y:2012:i:12:p:1017-1021
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    Keywords

    Social Economy; Protected Units; Disadvantaged Group; Work Force;

    JEL classification:

    • H75 - Public Economics - - State and Local Government; Intergovernmental Relations - - - State and Local Government: Health, Education, and Welfare
    • J14 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demographic Economics - - - Economics of the Elderly; Economics of the Handicapped; Non-Labor Market Discrimination

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