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Clusters – a potential model of development for cross-border areas


  • Marcela SLUSARCIUC

    () (Institute of National Economy,Romanian Academy)

  • Gabriela PRELIPCEAN

    () (Stefan cel Mare University of Suceava)


Starting from the definition of the clusters that Michael Porter formulated in 1998 the paper investigates approaches of clusters in practice in different fields and countries inside or outside European Union,captured in the scientific literature. The aim of the investigation is to find the positive aspects and the challenges of clusters and further to select those which can be used in order to build a development strategy in cross-border areas based on clusters approach.

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  • Marcela SLUSARCIUC & Gabriela PRELIPCEAN, 2014. "Clusters – a potential model of development for cross-border areas," Romanian Journal of Economics, Institute of National Economy, vol. 39(2(48)), pages 148-160, December.
  • Handle: RePEc:ine:journl:v:39:y:2014:i:48:p:148-160

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    1. Marcela ȘLUSARCIUC & Gabriela PRELIPCEAN, 2013. "Intervention priorities for economic development in the crossborder area Romania-Ukraine-Republic of Moldova - A’WOT analysis approach," Eastern Journal of European Studies, Centre for European Studies, Alexandru Ioan Cuza University, vol. 4, pages 75-94, December.
    2. Anicic, Jugoslav & Vukotic, Svetlana & Zakic, Nebojsa & Laketa, Marko & Laketa, Luka, 2013. "Clusters As A Model Of Economic Development Of Serbia," UTMS Journal of Economics, University of Tourism and Management, Skopje, Macedonia, vol. 4(3), pages 341-354.
    3. Gregory Spencer & Tara Vinodrai & Meric Gertler & David Wolfe, 2010. "Do Clusters Make a Difference? Defining and Assessing their Economic Performance," Regional Studies, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 44(6), pages 697-715.
    4. Udo Staber, 2009. "Collective learning in clusters: Mechanisms and biases," Entrepreneurship & Regional Development, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 21(5-6), pages 553-573.
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    1. Marcela SLUSARCIUC, 2016. "Coordinates And Representations Of Architecture For A Regional Cross-Border Development Strategy," CES Working Papers, Centre for European Studies, Alexandru Ioan Cuza University, vol. 8(1), pages 182-196, March.

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