Manuela Panaitescu – Danubius University of Galati, Faculty of Economic Sciences, 3 Galati Blvd., Galati, Romania

Keywords:                    Management;
Decision making;
Participative behavior


Abstract: The main European policy for rural areas is the Common Agricultur­al Policy (CAP). Regarding the involvement of local communities, CAP, through the LEADER program, contributes to the promotion of a community-led local development strategy, supporting development projects initiated at the local level by Local Action Groups. For good functioning and achieving high efficien­cy, LAGs resort to the implementation of participative management in the or­ganization. In the presented work, we propose to analyze the importance of participative management within an organization of this type – LAG “Eremia Grigorescu 1863” Galati and the contribution to the establishment of new busi­nesses, the promotion of tourism, the creation of jobs, which lead to the sustain­able development of rural economy in the South-East Region of Romania. The involvement of the LAG staff in the decision-making process led to the enrich­ment of the level of culture and professional training of the employees, facilitat­ing the achievement of remarkable results in terms of the association. We used the Multi-criteria Analysis to check the way of making decisions within the Lo­cal Action Group.

9th International Scientific ERAZ Conference – ERAZ 2023 – Conference Proceedings: KNOWLEDGE BASED SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT, hybrid – online, virtually and in person, Prague, Czech Republic, June 1, 2023

ERAZ Conference Proceedings published by: Association of Economists and Managers of the Balkans – Belgrade, Serbia

ERAZ conference partners: Faculty of Logistics, University of Maribor, Maribor (Slovenia); University of National and World Economy – UNWE, Sofia (Bulgaria); Center for Political Research and Documentation (KEPET), Research Laboratory of the Department of Political Science of University of Crete (Greece); Institute of Public Finance – Zagreb (Croatia); Faculty of Tourism and Hospitality Ohrid, University of St. Kliment Ohridski from Bitola (North Macedonia)

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Suggested citation

Panaitescu, M. (2023). Participative Management in the Framework of a Local Action Group. In V. Bevanda (Ed.), ERAZ Conference – Knowlegde Based Sustainable Development: Vol 9. Conference Proceedings (pp. 181-188). Association of Economists and Managers of the Balkans.


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