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The Positioning of Universities in Collaborative Models as Clusters in a Knowledge Based Economy


  • Adrian D. Tanţău

    () (Academy of Economic Studies, Bucharest, Romania)

  • Nicolae Al. Pop

    (Academy of Economic Studies, Bucharest, Romania)

  • Daniela Hîncu

    (Academy of Economic Studies, Bucharest, Romania)

  • Laurenţiu Frăţilă

    (Academy of Economic Studies, Bucharest, Romania)


The most significant research about knowledge based economy is concentrated on innovation. Research about entrepreneurial thinking at the university level and positioning of universities in collaborative models as clusters are in the early stages. The new approach that we propose in this research is positioning the university as a main promoter and integrator of organizations in clusters and innovations enterprises networks in a global network of knowledge. The results of this research are based on data that was obtained through questionnaires from organizations that are active in the ITC industry in the region of Bucharest-Ilfov. These characteristics are representative for different types of clusters.

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  • Adrian D. Tanţău & Nicolae Al. Pop & Daniela Hîncu & Laurenţiu Frăţilă, 2011. "The Positioning of Universities in Collaborative Models as Clusters in a Knowledge Based Economy," The AMFITEATRU ECONOMIC journal, Academy of Economic Studies - Bucharest, Romania, vol. 13(30), pages 555-564, June.
  • Handle: RePEc:aes:amfeco:v:13:y:2011:i:30:p:555-564

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    economic cluster; institutional cluster; objectives for cluster establishing; specialized knowledge;

    JEL classification:

    • I23 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Education - - - Higher Education; Research Institutions
    • L26 - Industrial Organization - - Firm Objectives, Organization, and Behavior - - - Entrepreneurship
    • P13 - Economic Systems - - Capitalist Systems - - - Cooperative Enterprises
    • O32 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Innovation; Research and Development; Technological Change; Intellectual Property Rights - - - Management of Technological Innovation and R&D


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