Studiu comparativ privind analiza competitivității orașelor europene



When all the attention is focused on the city, the competitiveness issue must be modified/shaped in a way that should reflect the urban economic reality and its action ability. Most of its elements obviously important for a country – payment balance or trade flows, exchange rate, global demand management, anti-trust legislation – have no relevance for the city. Certain cities simply try to back up any type of hiring for those whose work contract had been interrupted by the unable companies to competitively cope with the newer and more efficient producers. Other cities enviably try to re-engineer the economic activity in order to improve the citizens’ living standard. The main subject of this article consists in examining the competitiveness indicators. The first subchapter of this article proposes to achieve a quantitative analyze centered upon a large range of indicators considered to be potentially important, regarding the city competitiveness. First of all, arguments have been registered for three key competitiveness features identified within specialty literature and surveys regarding decisional parameters – innovation, connectivity and qualified work force. Afterwards, other arguments have been proffered regarding connectivity, social cohesion and private sector opinions on the relative attractiveness within various European cities. Second part of the article explains the differences between European cities taking into consideration the cities’ economic performances, national achievements, the junction between successful cities and regions, the correlation between cities and sub-urban regions, the economic competitiveness and the exclusion and social cohesion, the national and regional administration issues, as well as the decentralization and fiscal capacity items.

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