IDEAS home Printed from
MyIDEAS: Login to save this article or follow this journal

The Structure Of Romania�S International Specialization In Services Trade

  • Ana Bobirca
  • Paul-Gabriel Miclaus

The main purpose of the paper is to examine the structure of Romania�s international specialization in services trade on the EU-25 services market. To this end, the paper addresses the need for competitiveness indicators that cover the service sector and attempts to suggest a framework for assessing the international competitiveness of Romania�s services trade. Against this background, the structure of the paper is as follows. The first part starts by introducing the concept of international competitiveness and by presenting, evaluating and systematizing key issues of the complex analysis on international competitiveness. The second part includes an overview of the services sector, focusing specifically on its importance to the economy. The third part of the paper sets out in detail the framework for calculating the proposed measures of competitiveness. It also illustrates Romania�s competitive position on the European services market, based on an integrated measure of international trade competitiveness. The paper concludes by revealing Romania�s specialization potential in international trade in services and by identifying research issues that require further study.

If you experience problems downloading a file, check if you have the proper application to view it first. In case of further problems read the IDEAS help page. Note that these files are not on the IDEAS site. Please be patient as the files may be large.

File URL:
Download Restriction: no

Article provided by Spiru Haret University, Faculty of Financial Management and Accounting Craiova in its journal Journal of Applied Economic Sciences.

Volume (Year): 3 (2008)
Issue (Month): 1(3)_Spring2008 ()

in new window

Handle: RePEc:ush:jaessh:v:3:y:2008:i:1(3)_spring2008:9
Contact details of provider: Web page:

More information through EDIRC

No references listed on IDEAS
You can help add them by filling out this form.

This item is not listed on Wikipedia, on a reading list or among the top items on IDEAS.

When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:ush:jaessh:v:3:y:2008:i:1(3)_spring2008:9. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.

For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (Laura Stefanescu)

If you have authored this item and are not yet registered with RePEc, we encourage you to do it here. This allows to link your profile to this item. It also allows you to accept potential citations to this item that we are uncertain about.

If references are entirely missing, you can add them using this form.

If the full references list an item that is present in RePEc, but the system did not link to it, you can help with this form.

If you know of missing items citing this one, you can help us creating those links by adding the relevant references in the same way as above, for each refering item. If you are a registered author of this item, you may also want to check the "citations" tab in your profile, as there may be some citations waiting for confirmation.

Please note that corrections may take a couple of weeks to filter through the various RePEc services.

This information is provided to you by IDEAS at the Research Division of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis using RePEc data.