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Public Services as Poles of Regional Competitiveness in Sustainable Development


  • Florin IONITA

    () (Bucharest Academy of Economic Studies, Romania)

  • Minodora URSACESCU

    () (Bucharest Academy of Economic Studies, Romania)

  • Sorin BURLACU

    () (Bucharest Academy of Economic Studies, Romania)


During the last 2-3 decades regional competitiveness became one of the key concepts used in regional social-economical analysis. Another related term, competitiveness of an economical branch, economical sector or particular industry, is used as an indicator of great importance for the position of the products or services of a specific sector on a market which is more and more crowded. Taking into account the importance of the above mentioned terms, especially the importance granted to them by the Lisbon Agenda, and the fact that a bigger and bigger share of the Gross Domestic Product of a nation is achieved in the field of public services, this work tries to analyze the extent, at the level of the Romanian society, of the contribution of public services of general concern to the emergence and development of regional competitiveness poles, and also the way some services from the category mentioned could become themselves competitiveness poles at European and Romanian economy level.

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  • Florin IONITA & Minodora URSACESCU & Sorin BURLACU, 2009. "Public Services as Poles of Regional Competitiveness in Sustainable Development," REVISTA DE MANAGEMENT COMPARAT INTERNATIONAL/REVIEW OF INTERNATIONAL COMPARATIVE MANAGEMENT, Faculty of Management, Academy of Economic Studies, Bucharest, Romania, vol. 10(3), pages 552-565, July.
  • Handle: RePEc:rom:rmcimn:v:10:y:2009:i:3:p:552-565

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    1. Alejandra Trejo, 2011. "Competitiveness And The Regional Efficiency Of The Mexican Service Sector," ERSA conference papers ersa10p196, European Regional Science Association.

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    regional competitiveness; poles of competitiveness; public services of general concern.;

    JEL classification:

    • L32 - Industrial Organization - - Nonprofit Organizations and Public Enterprise - - - Public Enterprises; Public-Private Enterprises
    • L38 - Industrial Organization - - Nonprofit Organizations and Public Enterprise - - - Public Policy


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