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From Conjunctural Urban Storytelling To City Branding: An Empirical Model For Bucharest


  • Florina PÎNZARU

    () (National School of Political and Administrative Studies, Povernei, 6, Bucharest, Romania)


Academic literature, both socio-human and economic profile, approached pretty much the subject of the city brand, usually in the broader context of analysis concerning national and local brands. Despite various theoretical paradigms proposed to identify the most appropriate theoretical modeling frameworks, the city branding remains, at least in Romania, a fact unsupported in a structured and continuous way, often with disparate initiatives, conducted by various economic and social actors, but not organized into a coherent strategy with medium and long term projects. However, the success of several projects focused on emotional approach in recent years concentrated on the rediscovery of past and present stories of the Romanian capital, lead us to believe that the city brand built through stories has a real potential. Thus, in this paper, we propose an exploratory analysis of the potential of storytelling technique in building the city brand, by customizing an empirical model for Bucharest.

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  • Florina PÎNZARU, 2012. "From Conjunctural Urban Storytelling To City Branding: An Empirical Model For Bucharest," Management Research and Practice, Research Centre in Public Administration and Public Services, Bucharest, Romania, vol. 4(2), pages 33-44, June.
  • Handle: RePEc:rom:mrpase:v:4:y:2012:i:2:p:33-44

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    1. Ruxandra Irina POPESCU, 2009. "The Branding Potential Of Bucharest. Strategy And Success Factors," Theoretical and Empirical Researches in Urban Management, Research Centre in Public Administration and Public Services, Bucharest, Romania, vol. 4(4(13)), pages 177-193, November.
    2. Ruxandra Irina Popescu & Răzvan-Andrei Corboş, 2010. "Strategic Options In The Construction Of The Bucharest Brand Through The Application Analysis Of The Measuring Instruments For The Urban Brands," Annals of the University of Petrosani, Economics, University of Petrosani, Romania, vol. 10(1), pages 267-278.
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