StatusThe thesis was presented on the 18 September, 2015
Approved by NCAA on the 19 November, 2015
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Thesis structure: Introduction, list of abbreviations, 5 chapters, conclusions and recommendations, 178 pages of basic text, bibliography (310 de sources), 43 figures, 42 tables, 25 Annexes. The obtained results are published in 16 scientic papers.
Field of study: Economic and Social Geography.
The purpose of the thesis: consists in identifying the peculiarities of small and medium-sized cities development, through geodemographical, social and economic transformation conditions, in order to improve regional development policies and strategies.
Objectives: 1.To identify the directions and scientific studies, concepts and methodological criteria of small and medium-sized cities individualization, through the tools of economic geography; 2. The analysis of evolution urban settlements network specific, in the spatial and temporal context, and current territorial development of the republic; 3.To identify natural, socio-economic and demographic development factors of small and medium urban settlements network; 4. To determine the place and role of small and medium-sized cities for the territorial polarization in the context of regional development; 5. Elaboration of recommendations regarding the small and medium-sized cities efficient management within the urban settlements system.
The research methodology: to realization of the thesis, the following methods were used: analytical, comparative, historical, hierarchical, statistical and mathematical, cartographic, expeditionary, observation and geographical description.
The scientific novelty and originality: a complex socio-economic study of small and medium-sized cities and their role in the system of human settlements from the republic, in the context of current and prospective administrative-territorial reorganization.
The important scientific problem solved in the field concerned: based on a complex analysis of socio-economic and geodemographic factors impact on the development of small amd medium-sized, the main directions were determined in order to improve the urban settlements system in the context of regional development.
Theoretical significance: a complex approach of the small and medium-sized cities evolution through combining theoretical and methodological framework in the fields of geography, demography and economy, which ensured the interdisciplinary character of the thesis;
The applied value of the work: The conclusions and recommendations serve as a basis for the central authorities and experts, in developing plans and development strategies of the country, including the improvement of urban and regional development policies.
Implementation of scientific results: The results are used to elaboration university courses at the disciplines of Human Geography of the Republic of Moldova, Population and Human Settlements Geography as well Urban and Rural Geography.
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