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The Creative Economy in Romania, a Key Factor of Economic Integration in the European Union

  • Sorin-George Toma
  • Daniel Peptenatu
  • Ion Andronache
  • Helmut Ahammer
  • Radu-Daniel Pintilii
  • Cristian-Constantin Drăghici
  • Adrian Gabriel Simion
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Part of the Contributions to Management Science book series (MANAGEMENT SC.)

Abstract

The past decades have witnessed the emergence and development of creative economies all over the world. As an impressive transformative force and one of the most rapidly growing economic sectors in today’s globalized economy, the creative economy promotes human development, social inclusion, and cultural diversity, stimulates entrepreneurship, attracts a high-quality workforce, and constitutes a pathway to economic success in terms of income generation, job creation and export earnings. The aims of our chapter are to define the concept of creative economy and to analyse the evolution of the Romanian creative economy in the period 2001–2014. In this respect, the methodology is based on the use of the geographic information system software and of the grey level co-occurrence matrix and fractal analysis. The creative economies have proved to be a veritable development vector, showing superior capacity for adapting to structural crises, and contributed to the economic integration of Romania in the EU.

Keywords

Creative economy Geographic information system Fractal analysis Grey-level co-occurrence matrix Entropy Homogeneity Romania European Union 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sorin-George Toma
    • 1
  • Daniel Peptenatu
    • 2
  • Ion Andronache
    • 2
  • Helmut Ahammer
    • 3
  • Radu-Daniel Pintilii
    • 2
  • Cristian-Constantin Drăghici
    • 2
  • Adrian Gabriel Simion
    • 2
  1. 1.Faculty of Administration and BusinessUniversity of BucharestBucharestRomania
  2. 2.ResearchCenter for Integrated Analysis and Territorial ManagementUniversity of BucharestBucharestRomania
  3. 3.Institute of Biophysics, Medical University of GrazGrazAustria

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