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Exploring Eco-innovation Trends in the European Construction Sector. Focus on Romania


  • Dorel Mihai Paraschiv

    () (The Bucharest Academy of Economic Studies, Romania)

  • Estera Laura Langă (Nemoianu)

    () (The Bucharest Academy of Economic Studies, Romania)

  • Claudia Olaru (Langă)

    () (The Bucharest Academy of Economic Studies, Romania)


This article has an exploratory nature and it illustrates the main eco-innovation trends existing in the European construction sector, with a special focus on the Romanian building sector. This paper finds that there are more and more companies active in the Romanian construction sector, whether multinationals or SMEs, which discovered the potential benefits of environmentally responsible innovation. The value of this research lies in approaching an innovative subject, in the context of a lack of consolidated data on eco-innovation in Romanian companies, particularly in the construction sector.

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  • Dorel Mihai Paraschiv & Estera Laura Langă (Nemoianu) & Claudia Olaru (Langă), 2011. "Exploring Eco-innovation Trends in the European Construction Sector. Focus on Romania," Romanian Economic Journal, Department of International Business and Economics from the Academy of Economic Studies Bucharest, vol. 14(42), pages 69-89, December.
  • Handle: RePEc:rej:journl:v:14:y:2011:i:42:p:69-89

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    eco-innovation; construction sector; innovation; sustainability; Romania;

    JEL classification:

    • O32 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Innovation; Research and Development; Technological Change; Intellectual Property Rights - - - Management of Technological Innovation and R&D
    • Q01 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - General - - - Sustainable Development
    • L74 - Industrial Organization - - Industry Studies: Primary Products and Construction - - - Construction


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