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Sustainability 2015, 7(6), 7622-7643;

Sustainable Development in Maramures County

Department of Economics, Technical University of Cluj Napoca, Bulevardul 21 Decembrie 1989 128-130, Cluj-Napoca 400604, Romania
Department of Economics, North Center University of Baia Mare, 76 Victoriei street, Baia Mare 430122, Romania
Faculty of Economics, University of Oradea, Oradea 410087, Romania
Romanian Academy of Economics Bucharest, Bucharest 010374, Romania
These authors contributed equally to this work.
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Academic Editor: Marc A. Rosen
Received: 25 February 2015 / Revised: 15 May 2015 / Accepted: 22 May 2015 / Published: 15 June 2015
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We argue that a new type of adaptive change management is needed in Romania, in which social and territorial cohesion are key elements of governance, in accordance with sustainable development requirements. Based on critical analysis and comparative study, the paper investigates, using several approaches, the possibility to select those elements that enable determining a viable managerial sustainable development “model” for communities in Maramures County, Romania. New trends worldwide, and the multidimensional aspects of sustainable development of communities, were the subject of examination, through a regional polycentric approach, which led to a new model proposed by the authors. The result is a conceptual integrated model which promotes a balance of interaction between systems—economic, human, environmental and technological—in a dynamic, flexible and functional process. View Full-Text
Keywords: sustainable development; county model; strategy model; environment; analysis resources; economic development sustainable development; county model; strategy model; environment; analysis resources; economic development

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Rădulescu, C.; Toader, R.; Boca, G.; Abrudan, M.; Anghel, C.; Toader, D.C. Sustainable Development in Maramures County. Sustainability 2015, 7, 7622-7643.

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