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Cluster – A Motor of Competitiveness and Innovation in Regional Development


  • Ungureanu Carmen Doina

    () (Ecological University of Bucharest)

  • Bilevsky Gabriela

    () (Institute of Economic Forecasting, Romanian Academy)


The cluster policies have become an efficient instrument and experience in the field has proved it. The various approaches to this concept have led to innovative clusters. In Romania, this concept has been approched within the industrial policy since 2008, cluster supporting and implementing through the co-ordination of various instruments being one of the objectives of European Union. Clustering has already reached more than 50% of the of major countries economies; it serves as a new vector of the world system capitalism development. A. Toffler, citing the example of Italy, called clustering the «new wave» of the capitalism development.

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  • Ungureanu Carmen Doina & Bilevsky Gabriela, 2011. "Cluster – A Motor of Competitiveness and Innovation in Regional Development," Ovidius University Annals, Economic Sciences Series, Ovidius University of Constantza, Faculty of Economic Sciences, vol. 0(1), pages 2213-2217, May.
  • Handle: RePEc:ovi:oviste:v:11:y:2011:i:1:p:2213-2217

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    industrial policy; cluster; regional competitiveness.;

    JEL classification:

    • O25 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Development Planning and Policy - - - Industrial Policy
    • C38 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Multiple or Simultaneous Equation Models; Multiple Variables - - - Classification Methdos; Cluster Analysis; Principal Components; Factor Analysis


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