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CNAA / Theses / 2009 / July /

Economic Power and its Specificity in the Conditions of Systems Transformations

Author: Ceaikovskii Alexadru
Degree:doctor of economics
Speciality: 08.00.01 - Political Economy; Economic Doctrines
Scientific adviser: Olga Sorocean
doctor habilitat, professor, Academy of Economic Studies of Moldova
Scientific council:


The thesis was presented on the 2 July, 2009
Approved by NCAA on the 17 December, 2009


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The economic activity of any country is substantially and obviously affected by the phenomenon of power. Power reveals itself in the property and employment relations, in the production and exchange processes, in the management of national economy and international economic relations.

The institution of power carries out a special role during the turning points of the historical periods. That’s why its adequate scientific assessment is instrumental for understanding the current situation and tendencies of future development of transition economies.

The purpose of this paper is a complex coverage of the phenomenon of power within the framework of theoretical and applied approach, designed to determine the role and peculiarities of the institutions of power under the conditions of economic transition. The thesis summarizes the evolution of conceptual approaches to the assessment of economic power and its role, presents a modern outlook of this, suggests a categorical conceptual model of economic power.

From the perspective of systemic transformations, the paper offers a detailed analysis of the state power, tendencies and experience of modification of power systems. The author develops a model describing the impact of diverse factors upon the level of economic power concentration in the branches of economy, analyzes the modern principles and the forms of cooperation between the state and business, evaluates the efficiency of the partnership between the public and private sector on the regional level, as seen in the example of business-incubator.

The generalizations and conclusions obtained develop the methodology of analysis of the economic power phenomenon; deepen the existent theoretical approach to the role of power institutions in the functioning and selection of alternatives for the development transition economies. The results of this research may be applied to the correction of economic reform program, both on the macro- and mezolevel, to the implementation of strategic national programs for social and economic development social of the Republic of Moldova as a whole and the Gagauz region in particular.

The fundamental conclusions and content of this thesis can be used in teaching the following courses: “Economic Theory”, “Systemic Transformations”, “Institutional Economics”.