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Identification and assessment of regional clusters

Svetlana Rastvortseva () and Natalya Cherepovskaya ()

Economy of region, 2013, vol. 1, issue 4, 123 - 133

Abstract: The emergence and development of regional clusters in Russia is considered as an effective tool for improving the economy competitiveness. Considering that the growth of the clusters is a long-term and resource-intensive process, the formation of identification and assessment methods for clearly definition the regional clustering availability is particular important. The methods must be optimal for the Russian practices. The purpose of the paper is to analyze the methodological approaches of identification and assessment of potential regional clusters. In particular, the article analyzes the existing qualitative assessment and empirical approaches to the clusters identification, focusing on M. Porter methodology (with modification of the Institute for Competitiveness and Prosperity) and the European Cluster Observatory. The paper also discusses the methodological approaches to the identification and assessment of potential clusters used in Russian practice.

Keywords: Territorial clusters; regional clusters; the method of identification and assessment of potential clusters (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2013
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