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Regional food clusters in Poland and the Czech Republic


  • Krystyna Romaniuk

    () (University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn)

  • Jindřiška Kouřilová

    () (University of South Bohemia in České Budějovice)


Clusters, which are business solutions that support economic and regional development, are attracting growing interest in the European Union and the world, including in Japan. This study analyzes regional food clusters, and it evaluates the potential of regional clusters in two EU countries: Poland and the Czech Republic. The study relied on secondary data published by the European Clusters Observatory in 2008. Based on the obtained results, the potential of food clusters was evaluated as average in Poland and low in the Czech Republic. A high world export share index in both investigated countries was regarded as a positive indicator as it supports the growth of the regions where the analyzed clusters are situated. The innovativeness of the studied regions remains at a low level which is probably due to the fact that clusters are a relatively new phenomenon in the analyzed countries. It is important to pay attention to bio-food clusters in handicapped and less favoured areas; their relation to conditions, opportunities and a possibility to substitute food clusters in regions.

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  • Krystyna Romaniuk & Jindřiška Kouřilová, 2009. "Regional food clusters in Poland and the Czech Republic," Acta Universitatis Bohemiae Meridionales, University of South Bohemia in Ceske Budejovice, vol. 12(1), pages 35-40.
  • Handle: RePEc:boh:actaub:v:12:y:2009:i:1:p:35-40

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