Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/110427
Authors: 
Sandu, Steliana
Paun, Cristian
Year of Publication: 
2009
Series/Report no.: 
Working Papers of National Institute of Economic Research, Romanian Academy 090601
Abstract: 
The globalisation of economy and communications, quick technological progress and its social implications led to the creation of the European Research Area, an important objective for the convergence of national RD&I systems. The monitoring of convergence process is achieved, since 2000, through a system of indicators, developed and refined every year, in order to make them consistent with new trends and requirements for relevant and systemic expression of the progress made in the RD&I field, in relation to both inputs and outputs and RD&I contribution as a determinant factor of improving national and European competitiveness. This paper analyses the progress made in the last six years in achieving the convergence of European RD&I systems, the factors that have accelerated or slowed down the process, laying the stress on Romania's position in closing the gaps that separate it from European average and from the leaders in this area. For this purpose, we tested a model for estimating the degree of convergence of the Romanian RD&I system with the EU27 system by the clustering method.
Subjects: 
European Research Area (ERA)
convergence of RD&I systems
innovation gaps
clustering
JEL: 
F15
O32
O47
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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