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CNAA / Theses / 2006 / June /

Postindustrial integration of Central and East European countries: theoretical and applicable issues

Author: Boris Chistruga
Degree:doctor habilitat of economics
Speciality: 08.00.01 - Political Economy; Economic Doctrines
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The thesis was presented on the 23 June, 2006
Approved by NCAA on the 26 October, 2006


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postindustrial society, industrial society, economic development, economic growth, production factors, human capital, postindustrial type of personality, world economy, international economic relations, globalization, international integration, European integration, postindustrial integration, commercial integration, financial integration, external trade, commercial performance indicator, comparative advantage, small and medium size enterprises, small and medium size enterprises’ development indicator


Objectives of the present work have been determined by the necessity of identifying possible ways of the Central and East European countries’ (CEE) economic development, including the Republic of Moldova, within the post industrialization frame; the identification of essence and content of the transition economies’ market changes toward the postindustrial society, the systematization of existing theories regarding international and regional economic integration, post industrialization, economic growth and competitiveness.

The thesis is dedicated to research and creation of a theoretical basis of an organized, socially-oriented market economy and postindustrial integration of the CEE countries; to identification of the main phases of their creation and determination of the new factors of economic growth in these countries. In order to achieve this goal, different models of post industrializing process have been analyzed: liberal, social-democratic, “catching-up”.

The main changes that take place in the organized, socially-oriented market economy and its constraints during the post industrialization phase are argued in the thesis. It is well underlined the fact that, at this stage, the focus on the abstract work and concrete work, as well as the value and usage value of products, moves to the usage value. In the property relations domain appear new phenomena, which make priority for the individual property of the postindustrial type of personality.

In this work, competitiveness is identified as the main criterion of the post industrializing integration model, and the necessity of ensuring an optimal rhythm of economic growth, taking into account the possibilities of each state regarding the creation of postindustrial type of personality, is argued.

Such ways of achieving the postindustrial integration model, as commercial, financial, and social integration are specified. An essential role in this sense is played by the external factor of the economic growth. International economic performances became crucial for the postindustrial integration.

The essential role of small and medium size enterprises for ensuring the competitive advantage of a small economy is argued in the thesis. Another aspect which is argued is the necessity of establishing an optimal proportion between the big enterprises and the small and medium size enterprises based on the creation of some branch clusters, as a component part of the international production and distribution networks. The advantage of small and medium size enterprises’ grouping in different unions and associations and their role in ensuring a high level of competitiveness at the company and country level is underlined.

Practical significance of the thesis is determined by the author’s conclusions and proposals.

The methodology, models and respective recommendations can be applied in the decision-making practice, whose implementation could contribute to the revitalization of economic growth in the CEE countries, especially in the Republic of Moldova.

Theoretical approaches, methodological issues and practical recommendations clarified in the thesis, have been used for the elaboration of some state programs, in the activity of some of the local companies, their implementation in the CEE countries being possible as well. The results of researches have been and can be used for the elaboration of teaching and methodical materials, which are necessary in the process of education at the economic profiles’ specialties.