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Transnational Clusters - Consequences of International Trade; Case Study of the Adriatic-Danube Region


  • Pauna, Carmen Beatrice

    () (Institute for Economic Forecasting)

  • Chilian, Mihaela Nona

    (Institute for Economic Forecasting)

  • Diaconescu, Tiberiu

    (Institute for Economic Forecasting)


Different countries may have a common interest in the endeavor to build strong clusters or to boost the cooperation between clusters within a specific region. They can use the same specialized research infrastructure and same testing capabilities; they can also encourage cross-border transfer of knowledge. This requires designing a common long-term strategy to facilitate the development of strong global clusters. In early stages, this type of cooperation is limited to cross-border cooperation between regions with common cultural identity, such as the Baltic Sea Region and Central Europe. We can conclude that, although transnational clusters would be a great benefit, it is unlikely that they occur spontaneously. The European Community facilitates transnational cluster cooperation, through different tools that could offer greater benefits. In this respect, it is necessary to address and develop the strategic dimension of transnational cluster cooperation. We tried to emphasize this in our paper, considering countries between two important water borders, namely the Adriatic Sea and the Danube.

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  • Pauna, Carmen Beatrice & Chilian, Mihaela Nona & Diaconescu, Tiberiu, 2014. "Transnational Clusters - Consequences of International Trade; Case Study of the Adriatic-Danube Region," Journal for Economic Forecasting, Institute for Economic Forecasting, vol. 0(2), pages 100-114, June.
  • Handle: RePEc:rjr:romjef:v::y:2014:i:2:p:100-114

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    1. Michael Porter, 2003. "The Economic Performance of Regions," Regional Studies, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 37(6-7), pages 549-578.
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    1. Eugen Scarlat, 2016. "Connectivity - Based Clustering of GDP Time Series," Journal for Economic Forecasting, Institute for Economic Forecasting, vol. 0(1), pages 23-38, March.

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    economic crisis; clusters; SME; competitiveness; regional development;

    JEL classification:

    • O25 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Development Planning and Policy - - - Industrial Policy
    • R38 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - Real Estate Markets, Spatial Production Analysis, and Firm Location - - - Government Policy
    • R58 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - Regional Government Analysis - - - Regional Development Planning and Policy


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