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METHODOLOGICAL DIVERSITY IN THE STUDY OF INNOVATION. THE PLACE AND ROLE OF INNOVATIVE INDUSTRIAL CLUSTERS RESEARCH METHODOLOGY

Francisco Diniz () and Vinod Kumar Upadhyay
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Vinod Kumar Upadhyay: Indian Plywood Industries Research and Training Institute, Yeshwantpur, Bengaluru, India

Romanian Journal of Regional Science, 2014, vol. 8, issue 2, 54-68

Abstract: The primary aim of this study is to calculate a social and economic development index (SEDI), regarding each Indian State. The SEDI is based on a set of variables which attempts at reflecting the type of dynamics – regarding demography, education, health, and economics – present in each Indian State. The next move is to seek the homogeneity patterns between the various Indian States with recourse to the clusters multivariate statistic method. Clusters of Indian States highly differentiated from the rest. Especially remarkable are the coastal areas/hinterland dichotomies as well as the significant asymmetries between each Indian State, which suggests the need for a special care in setting up the spatial boundaries prior to its application to regional development policies vis-à-vis its true effectiveness.

Keywords: cluster analysis; education; demography; regional development; social and economic development (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: R12 R11 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2014
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