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Una propuesta metodológica para la identificación y evaluación de clusters a partir de tablas Input-Output. Una aplicación para Andalucía/A Methodological Proposal for Getting the Sectorial Clusters in Andalusia



    () (Departamento de Economía Aplicada. Política Económica. Universidad de Málaga. El Ejido, nº 6, 29071, Tfno. 95213127.)


    () (Departamento de Economía Aplicada. Universidad de Oviedo. Avda. del Cristo s/n, 33071.)


A suitable methodological proposal for getting sectorial clusters is determined in this paper. This proposal is based on the Graphs Theory, which as long as it simplifies the relations between the sectors, it lets us to take out the underlying economical structure and, therefore it makes to distinguish between the existing conglomerates lighter. Once clusters had been determined, an analysis will be done using a double approach, taking into account the quantity and the density of the flows established by the clusters, in order to do so it will be used hypothetical extraction techniques, but also measures which come from the Statistical Information Theory. This paper makes an empirical application about Andalusia in order to illustrate the shown proposal. En este trabajo se realiza una propuesta metodológica para la determinación de clusters sectoriales, la cual se basa en la aplicación de la Teoría de Grafos lo que facilita la distinción de los conglomerados existentes. Una vez que los cluster han sido determinados se procede a su análisis, aplicando un doble enfoque al considerar tanto el volumen como la densidad de los flujos establecidos entre los mismos, para lo cual se utilizan técnicas de extracción hipotética, así como medidas derivadas de la teoría estadística de la información. La propuesta anteriormente presentada se aplica a Andalucía, cuyos clusters productivos son determinados y analizados.

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  • Robles Teigeiro, Luis & Ramos Carvajal, Carmen, 2007. "Una propuesta metodológica para la identificación y evaluación de clusters a partir de tablas Input-Output. Una aplicación para Andalucía/A Methodological Proposal for Getting the Sectorial Clusters i," Estudios de Economía Aplicada, Estudios de Economía Aplicada, vol. 25, pages 759-790, Diciembre.
  • Handle: RePEc:lrk:eeaart:25_3_9

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    Sectorial cluster; Input-Output Analysis; Graphs theory; Hipotetical Extraction Method; Andalusian Economy/Cluster sectorial; Análisis Input-Output; Teoría de Grafos; Extracción hipotética; Economía andaluza.;

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    • C67 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Mathematical Methods; Programming Models; Mathematical and Simulation Modeling - - - Input-Output Models
    • O18 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - Urban, Rural, Regional, and Transportation Analysis; Housing; Infrastructure
    • R15 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - General Regional Economics - - - Econometric and Input-Output Models; Other Methods


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