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Clusters, Industrial Policy And Entrepreneurship: A Critical View


  • Bogdan Glavan

    () (Romanian American University)


In the last decades, more and more economists have advanced the idea that significant obstacles impeding economic growth (especially in less developed regions) consist in different market failures, which prevent entrepreneurs from taking the necessary actions to exploit profit opportunities. This paper intends to provide a refutation of the idea that coordination failures as manifested in the inability of clusters to emerge can serve as a ground for government intervention. Porter’s theory of clusters is shown to be irrelevant and inconsistent on its own terms.

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  • Bogdan Glavan, 2006. "Clusters, Industrial Policy And Entrepreneurship: A Critical View," Romanian Economic Business Review, Romanian-American University, vol. 1(1), pages 39-46, March.
  • Handle: RePEc:rau:journl:v:1:y:2006:i:1:p:39-46

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    1. Rob Bailey & Stephen Ball, 2006. "An exploration of the meanings of hotel brand equity," The Service Industries Journal, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 26(1), pages 15-38, January.
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