HOW POLITICAL and SOCIAL ATTITUDE COULD HELP to FULLY ADOPT THE CIRCULAR ECONOMY CONCEPTS FOR NATIONAL BENEFIT? A COMPARATIVE STUDY

Authors

  • Milena P. Ilic University Business Academy, Novi Sad; Faculty of Contemporary Arts Belgrade; Information Technology School ITS- Belgrade; 11000, Serbia http://orcid.org/0000-0002-9719-175X
  • Marko Ranković University Union Nikola Tesla, Faculty of Information Technology and Engineering, Belgrade, 11080, Serbia
  • Milutin Dobrilović University of Belgrade, Faculty of Economics, Belgrade, 11000, Serbia
  • Dušan Stojaković University Business Academy, Faculty of Contemporary Arts Belgrade, Novi Sad; Belgrade, 11000, Serbia
  • Rocsana Bucea-Manea-Țoniş National University of Physical Education and Sport, Bucharest, 060057, Romania;
  • Larisa Mihoreanu Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Faculty of Administration and Public Management, Bucharest, 010374, Romania http://orcid.org/0000-0002-9397-7018

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.26458/jedep.v10i4.713

Keywords:

circular economy, competitiveness, investments and patents governance, resilience, public policy, change, attitude and behaviour, Romania, Serbia.

Abstract

This comparative study shows the way in which concepts like circular economy, innovation and competitiveness are understood, accepted and implemented in Romania and Serbia, countries with similar preoccupations for the European Union's recommendations and destiny.It is showed that the similar results obtained outline the lack of continuity in applying the resilient strategy for general development and the strategic role of investments as a pillar of modernisation. To build a resilient and modern society requires fundamental and complex changes in the political decision-makers' attitude and people's civic behaviour, linked on the circular economy principles, the need for substantial investments in top innovative research, high-tech products and adequate public policies of general interest.

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2021-12-30

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