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How prepared is Croatia for a knowledge-based society?

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Bejakovic, Predrag

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Corporate Editor Institute of Public Finance, Zagreb; Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung Kroatien
Abstract Knowledge has become the key to economic competitiveness and success. An important part of an economy's overall competitiveness – the ability to achieve success on markets – is labour-force competitiveness. One of the main determinants of the competitiveness of human resources is a country's education system. The paper discusses EU activities related to achieving a move to a knowledge-based society and labour force competitiveness. After the introduction, a short theoretical framework is provided. The third part of the paper analyzes the situation in newly accepted EU members, in future members and in Croatia. After the assessment of some problems in Croatia, some proposals for improvements of the educational system are given.
Keywords Croatia; post-socialist country; knowledge society; knowledge; competitiveness; manpower; education system; competition; international comparison; education
Classification Macrosociology, Analysis of Whole Societies; Macroanalysis of the Education System, Economics of Education, Educational Policy
Method descriptive study
Free Keywords knowledge-based economy; education; labour force; European Union; Croatia
Collection Title Croatian Accession to the European Union. Vol. 3, Facing the challenges of negotiations
Editor Ott, Katarina
Document language English
Publication Year 2005
City Zagreb
Page/Pages p. 109-128
ISBN 953-6047-58-6
Status Published Version; reviewed
Licence Creative Commons - Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works
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