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Caring and Sharing: The Cultural Heritage Environment as an Agent for Change

2016 ALECTOR Conference, Istanbul, Turkey

  • Valentina Vasile
  • Explores the impact of heritage and cultural tourism and tourism innovation on socio-economic development from a cross-border perspective

  • Presents contributions from the 2016 ALECTOR International Conference

  • Covers interdisciplinary topics such as R&D, ICT, green energy and innovation, cultural communications, finance, and anthropology

Conference proceedings

Part of the Springer Proceedings in Business and Economics book series (SPBE)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Economics of Heritage

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Dorothea Papathanasiou-Zuhrt, Nikolaos Thomaidis, Aldo Di Russo, Valentina Vasile
      Pages 11-49
    3. Tagir Saifullin, Maria Lomovtseva
      Pages 63-72
    4. Călin-Adrian Comes, Maria-Alexandra Popa
      Pages 73-81
    5. Cristina Boboc, Simona Ghita, Valentina Vasile
      Pages 91-101
    6. Angela-Nicoleta Cozorici, Gabriela Prelipcean, Liliana Scutaru
      Pages 111-119
    7. Doru Marian Tudorache, Alina Niculescu, Marioara Musteață-Pavel, Adriana Radu
      Pages 129-137
    8. Andreea Constantinescu
      Pages 139-151
    9. Liliana Scutaru, Gabriela Prelipcean, Angela-Nicoleta Cozorici
      Pages 189-201
    10. Victor Platon, Simona Frone, Andreea Constantinescu
      Pages 203-212
    11. Octavian-Dragomir Jora, Mihaela Iacob, Matei-Alexandru Apăvăloaei
      Pages 213-224

About these proceedings


This proceedings volume explores the socio-economic dimension of the heritage sector from a broad, interdisciplinary perspective. Featuring contributions from the 2016 ALECTOR International Conference held in Istanbul, Turkey, this book presents current theoretical and empirical research related to such topics as: R&D and ICT in tourism; heritage products and services; climate change; finance and tourism; cultural communication; anthropological cultural heritage; and heritage management. Collectively, the papers presented in this book provides methodologies, strategies and applications to measure the socio-economic dimension of the heritage sector and also good practices in the heritage sector that drive regional, cultural and economic development and sustainability.

The EU Neighbourhood Info Centre (ENPI) Cross-Border Cooperation (CBC) Black Sea project “Collaborative Networks of Multilevel Actors to Advance Quality Standards for Heritage Tourism at Cross Border Level”, or ALECTOR, focuses on different types of heritage assets as a means to invest in human capital and tourism innovation in order to achieve socio-economic development and cooperation with social partners in the Black Sea region. Featuring collaborations from Greece, Romania, Bulgaria, Moldova Ukraine, Georgia and Turkey, the project proposes a cognitive and educational framework for using a region’s assets, which would guide final beneficiaries (regions, communities, SMEs) to identify, signify, valorize and manage their natural and cultural resources, in order to use heritage potential as a vehicle for tourism.

Presenting case studies of successful initiatives, the enclosed papers are divided into two parts:

•  Part I: Economics of Heritage features innovative research results on the heritage and tourism topics from countries such as Bulgaria, Croatia, Russia, and Romania

•  Part II: Best Practices features best practices, experiences, and promotion plans for cultural heritage through tourism from countries such as Bulgaria, Republic of Moldova, Turkey, Russia, and Romania


ALECTOR Tourism Management Socio-Economic Development Cultural Heritage Environmental Heritage Regional Development Heritage Management Research & Development (R&D) sustainability

Editors and affiliations

  • Valentina Vasile
    • 1
  1. 1.Romanian AcademyInstitute of National EconomyBucharestRomania

About the editors

Valentina Vasile is Senior Researcher, Professor and PhD advisor in Economics and Scientific Director of the Institute of National Economy at the Romania Academy. She is also Vice President of the General Association of Economists of Romania.

Currently Prof. Vasile is involved in international research projects on cultural heritage economics, focusing on the new model of the heritage innovative valuing and valorization, based on ITC devices for heritage conservation and marketing as smart cultural products. She is (co)author of research many papers and books on cultural heritage economics.

With a wider specialization in different aspects of socio-economic sustainable development, Prof. Vasile has expertise in interdisciplinary cooperation and research promoting a better understanding of the diversity and complexity of heritage, and also as an alternative entrepreneurial culture in the heritage sector.

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