Journal Archives

Restructuring Romania’s Railways: The Freight Business

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Railways remain a key element in Romania’s transport infrastructure but many adjustments have been made since 1989 in the quest for profitability in the context of European integration as well as competition with other transport modes. After a brief contextual

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Issue: Volume 4, Issue 2, 2010

Industrial Clusters and Regional Development in Romania

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The analysis of industrial clusters became a very actual topic for academic debates and for Governments trying to foster economic growth. In Romania, since the end of the 1990’s until the present day there have been many researches foccusing on the identification of industrial clusters and on the analysis of triggering factors which stood at their origins. All these studies concluded the fact that Romanian clusters appeared „naturally” through industrial attractiveness for direct foreign investments and in the absence of a regional policy to stimulate the formation of competitive productive agglomerations. On the other hand the regional development policy since the end of the 1990’s has led to the development of public clusters. Beginning with 2005, four cluster initiatives were promoted as instruments to grow competitiveness through collective learning.

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Issue: Volume 4, Issue 2, 2010

Working Conditions of Agricultural Workers: A Reflection of Socio-economic Status

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Working conditions of agricultural workers, like industrial, are one of the burning issues in a developing region. It is related to agricultural activities of the workers and their socio-economic status. Working conditions may be both favourable and unfavourable. Those working

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Issue: Volume 4, Issue 2, 2010

Urban-rural Interface, Polycentric Development and Transportation Systems. Case Study: Bucharest Metropolitan Area

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The article is aiming to analyse the concept of urban-rural interface. This concept is distinctively interpreted by various sciences such as physics, chemistry, biology, informatics and geography. The study is meaning to come up with an approach where polycentric development

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Issue: Volume 4, Issue 2, 2010

Place Branding: A Challenging Process for Bucharest the Capital City of Romania

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Marketing places though a relatively new activity has grown in importance as countries, regions and individual destinations such as cities compete with one another to attract investment and visitors. Almost every other region or important city will have at least

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Issue: Volume 4, Issue 2, 2010

Age-gender Structure of Croats in Vojvodina Province

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The paper elaborates the age – gender structure of Croats in Vojvodina and gives insight how old is the Croatian population and does it in general older than population of Vojvodina. Particular attention was given to the period after the

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Issue: Volume 4, Issue 2, 2010

Urban Sprawl Characteristics and Typologies in Romania

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Urban sprawl limitation, moderate use of agricultural fields and ensuring the social mix are objectives of public policy of all European Community documents refering to urban and territorial planning, housing policies and territorial cohesion. In post-communist Romania the most obvious

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Issue: Volume 4, Issue 2, 2010

The Impact of Deindustrialisation on Human Resources in Câmpulung Muscel Depression

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Industrial activities are part of the urban environment and oftenly they are considered to be determinants for urbanisation. The process of industrialisation in Câmpulung Depression, started since the beginning of the XX century and reached its climax during the communist

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Issue: Volume 4, Issue 2, 2010

Social and Economic Impacts of Climatic Water Balance in Four Microregions of the Western Parana State Brazil

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This article aims to look in a certain degree of depth at a possible relationship established between climatic aspects such as the phenomena of El Niño and La Niña, water retention at soil level, water filtration and the influence on

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Issue: Volume 4, Issue 2, 2010

Unemployment in Romania During the Current Economic-Financial Crisis. Territorial Particularities

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This comparative analysis of unemployment (December 2008 – December 2009) during the current economic-financial crisis is based on county disparities (NUTS III) revealed by several statistical indicators, such as the general unemployment rate, number of the unemployed, the male/female ratio

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Issue: Volume 4, Issue 2, 2010