Business Clusters a Solution for Economic Development of Companies and Regions
AbstractThe paper addresses the issue of business clusters and their skills to improve the economic development of companies and regions. The main factors that influence the identification, promotion and support the development of business clusters are considerate. A set of statistical methods used to identify the economic concentration and specialised geographical areas, with significant concentration of economic activities are reviewed and applied for Romania. The results gained in this way are the first step in the process of identification of cluster type agglomeration, able to generated economic benefits for companies and their regions. The methods are integrated into a Geographic Information System, which allows the usage of spatial characteristics to represent and display the achieved results, on the map.
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Bibliographic InfoArticle provided by Department of International Business and Economics from the Academy of Economic Studies Bucharest in its journal Romanian Economic Journal.
Volume (Year): 15 (2012)
Issue (Month): 44 (June)
regional development; economic concentrations; Geographic Information Systems; quantitative methods;
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- R0 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - General
- R12 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - General Regional Economics - - - Size and Spatial Distributions of Regional Economic Activity; Interregional Trade (economic geography)
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