Competitiveness through knowledge – assessment of the European Union member states based on the knowledge assessment methodology (KAM) developed by the World Bank

Silvia-Florina COJANU, Cristina STROE, Eva MILITARU

Abstract


Abstract

The present study attempts to make a diagnosis of the progress of European Union member states in the transition towards the knowledge economy. We used the World Bank KAM Methodology developed in the programme Knowledge for Development and the database available on the web page of the World Bank. KAM Methodology was described and the European progress towards the knowledge economy was assessed according to this methodology, with the focus on the Romanian situation, from a comparative perspective.

 

 


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knowledge economy, competitiveness through knowledge

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