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Study Regarding the Ways of Measuring Cities Competitiveness


  • Ruxandra Irina POPESCU

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


Given that more than 50% of the world population lives in urban areas, tackling the problem of urban development is placed in the context of recognizing the role of cities as economic engines, a role undergoing through permanent and changing demand. As globalization intensifies, cities enter into a fierce competition to gain attention, influence, sales markets, investment, to attract businesses, visitors, residents, talent and, last but not least, major events; obviously, competition is not anymore represented by neighbouring areas, but by regions and countries located anywhere in the world. In this context, it is necessary to characterize and prioritize urban areas within a country, to use a number of criteria and indicators showing the economic and social development achieved by the various cities. The conclusions drawn from the analysis of indicators generated by a particular type depending on a number of criteria can represent the starting point in formulating strategies and objectives established through strategies and programs that target urban and regional planning.

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  • Ruxandra Irina POPESCU, 2011. "Study Regarding the Ways of Measuring Cities Competitiveness," Economia. Seria Management, Faculty of Management, Academy of Economic Studies, Bucharest, Romania, vol. 14(2), pages 288-303, December.
  • Handle: RePEc:rom:econmn:v:14:y:2011:i:2:p:288-303

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    cities; competition; competitiveness; key indicators for measuring competitiveness; urban development..;

    JEL classification:

    • O18 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - Urban, Rural, Regional, and Transportation Analysis; Housing; Infrastructure
    • R19 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - General Regional Economics - - - Other


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