The assessment of sustainable development of a country’s regions

Dainora Gedvilaitė

Doctoral dissertation

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The thesis analyzes the problem of sustainable development of the country’s regions. The analysis of scientific literature has revealed that it couldn‘t found a method for assessing the development of the region in both quantitative and qualitative terms. All these methodologies are used to determine the current state of development of the regions and only its quantitative side development is assessed.

The object of the thesis is regional development. The aim of the thesis is to quantify the coherently sustainable development of the country‘s regions in order to effectively manage their development. The main tasks of the thesis are as follows: to analyze the scientific literature on the assessment of sustainable development of a country‘s regions; to develop a methodology for coherently sustainable development assessment of a country‘s regions; to verify the proposed methodology on the example of Lithuanian regions.

The thesis consists of an introduction, three chapters, general conclusions, references, a list of author’s scientific publications, and eight annexes. In the introduction investigated problem and importance of the thesis are discussed, the object of research is described, the aims and objectives of the thesis are formulated, methodology of the research is described, scientific novelty and practical significance of the thesis are highlighted and defended statements are submitted. Author‘s conference reports and publications are presented.

The first chapter is devoted to the analysis of the relevance of sustainable development and its evaluation issues. The importance of regional policy for regional development, the concept of sustainable development and the analysis of sustainable development assessment methods are described. The second section of the thesis deals with the methodology of coherently sustainable development assessment of the regions of the country. The methodology for assessing coherently sustainable development of the country’s regions is presented, the stages and the sequence of actions are described in detail. The methodology is designed to determine the level of coherently sustainable development of the country's regions. In the third section, the methodology for assessing coherently sustainable development of the regions of the country proposed in the thesis is practically verified. The practical applicability of the developed methodology is tested by completing an empirical study on the example of Lithuanian regions.

Six articles have been published on the topic of the thesis: two in scientific journals included in the publications of the Clarivate Analytics database, with a citation index, one in a scientific journal included in the publications of the Clarivate Analytics database without a citation index, one in a publication of other international databases, two in peer-reviewed international conference proceedings. Four presentations on the topic of the thesis were made at scientific conferences.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.20334/2019-020-M

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Year:
2019
ISBN:
978-609-476-177-5
Imprint No:
2019-020-M
Dimensions:
145×205 mm
Pages:
132 p.
Cover:
Softcover
Language:
Lithuanian
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