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IT CLUSTERS IN THE EUROPEAN UNION AND THE LOCATION SIGNIFICANCE

Anca Dachin ()
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Anca Dachin: Bucharest Unniversity of Economic Studies, Romania

Romanian Journal of Regional Science, 2015, vol. 9, issue 1, 55-64

Abstract: Industrial clusters became an attractive subject for research in the last decades starting with the clusters theory of Michael Porter. Empirical studies demonstrated that cluster building depends on local conditions and can enhance economic development at regional level. Romania reached the efficiency driven development stage in the period of pre-accession to the European Union and new industrial clusters emerged. The IT sector is a dynamic sector which attracted foreign investment, improved the use of resources and contributed to the increase of Romania’s exports in recent years. The paper presents an empirical analysis of IT clusters in the EU in order to identify Romania’s position in this field. The research focuses on the location of IT clustering in Romania and the potential to further develop functional cluster organization.

Keywords: cluster location; competitive advantage; industrial cluster; information technology; regional development (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: D21 L63 R12 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2015
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