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SpringerBriefs in Economics

From Corruption to Modernity

The Evolution of Romania's Entrepreneurship Culture

Authors: Văduva, Sebastian A.

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  • Provides tools and strategies to combat corruption and encourage economic, social and political development
  • Examines various causes and types of corruption and societal proclivities using Romania as a case study
    Outlines global issues facing public administration reformers in Romania and other transition economies
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This volume examines corruption and provides tools and that can be utilized to combat it and encourage development. Using Romania as a case study, the authors argue that corruption can be reduced via institutional reforms and effective civic education. Describing various causes and types of corruption, the authors explore the causes and influences that result in corruption and the current political and bureaucratic practices that inhibit social, political or economic reform.

The nations of Europe, including Romania, have different civil traditions varying in their intensity, cultural heritage, scope of activity, religious or non-religious affiliation, among other factors. Western Europe has experienced over a century of modern government involvement crowding out the efforts of traditional civil society, while Romania, along with the other Eastern nations of the former Soviet bloc, experienced almost a half-century of systematic efforts by communist regimes to eradicate and control all spheres of voluntary, nongovernmental civil life. Moreover, the inexperience and immaturity of Romanian society in the early transition period after communism, particularly its so-called “entrepreneurial class,” have discredited and abused the concept of civil society, utilizing it solely for tax benefits and selfish purposes. Having had to learn the hard way about some of the key aspects of public administration often taken for granted in other countries more experienced in democratic participation, Romania has most recently made significant progress toward overcoming corruption and implementing reforms and policies that will allow it to participate more fully in the global arena.

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Dr. Sebastian A. Văduva is the current Dean of the Griffiths School of Management at the Emanuel University in Oradea, Romania, as well as a management scholar with numerous active ties, academic and entrepreneurial, in both Europe and the United States. He has developed various seminars on leadership and effective management on both micro- and macro-economic levels and is behind several programs intended to boost Romanian economy by drawing in international investors and business partners.

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Table of contents (3 chapters)

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eBook $54.99
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Softcover $69.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-26996-2
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
From Corruption to Modernity
Book Subtitle
The Evolution of Romania's Entrepreneurship Culture
Authors
Series Title
SpringerBriefs in Economics
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-26997-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-26997-9
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-26996-2
Series ISSN
2191-5504
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 137
Number of Illustrations
5 b/w illustrations
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