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Innovative Clusters and Foreign Direct Investments in the Nord – East Region


  • Trufin Ovidiu Serafim

    () („A.I.Cuza”University, Center of European Studies, Iaºi)


Research on the competitiveness of regional clusters of Foreign Direct Investments (FDI) in the same and related industries has been dominated by a profoundly optimistic view, concerned far more about the integrative possibilities of dense social networks than the dysfunctional consequences of such networks. The aim of this paper is to offer a description of relationship between Foreign Direct Investments and innovative clusters in Nord-East Region of Romania and the new result of interactions between different actors from the innovative systems. In this matrices, in host countries, Foreign Direct Investments have to follow efficiency seeking type and not labor and market orientated FDI.

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  • Trufin Ovidiu Serafim, 2012. "Innovative Clusters and Foreign Direct Investments in the Nord – East Region," Ovidius University Annals, Economic Sciences Series, Ovidius University of Constantza, Faculty of Economic Sciences, vol. 0(1), pages 389-394, May.
  • Handle: RePEc:ovi:oviste:v:xii:y:2012:i:12:p:389-394

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    Innovative Clusters; Foreign Direct Investments; Nord-East Region; research & development (R&D); .;

    JEL classification:

    • F23 - International Economics - - International Factor Movements and International Business - - - Multinational Firms; International Business
    • F43 - International Economics - - Macroeconomic Aspects of International Trade and Finance - - - Economic Growth of Open Economies
    • R58 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - Regional Government Analysis - - - Regional Development Planning and Policy


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