Relationship between the innovation and competitiveness

  • Raluca Lădaru Georgiana, PhD Bucharest Academy of Economic Studies, Faculty of Agro-food and Environmental Economics
  • Doiniţa Romanescu, PhD student Bucharest Academy of Economic Studies
  • Marius Rusescu, PhD student Bucharest Academy of Economic Studies


This paper is written in order to shed light on the complex relationship between the innovation and competitiveness. Innovation is the end of a supply process, know-how and processing. It is also the beginning of an exploitation process, which may lead to improve the frm performance, namely its competitiveness. This recursive process of knowledge supply, processing and exploitation includes the value chain innovation. In the operation phase, innovation both in the products and in the process, contribute positively on the company performance.


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How to Cite
LĂDARU GEORGIANA, Raluca; ROMANESCU, Doiniţa; RUSESCU, Marius. Relationship between the innovation and competitiveness. Economics of Agriculture, [S.l.], v. 57, n. Spec.num.2, p. 505-511, dec. 2010. ISSN 2334-8453. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 24 sep. 2020.