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Spatial and sectoral distribution of international clusters in the Baltic region


  • Mikhaylov, Andrey
  • Mikhaylova, Anna


This article reveals the spatial and sectoral distribution of international clusters in the Baltic macro-region. The research results suggest that there are 28 international clusters in the Baltic region, all of which have an organized structure and are supported by the state. An overwhelming majority of identified clusters represent cross-border type. The most prosperous cross-border regions in this regard are Oresund, Jutland, Bothnian Arc and Oslo - Vaster Gotland (or the GO region). Nearly half of the international clusters studied represent knowledge intensive sectors of economy and almost all are associated with the introduction of innovative solutions. A quarter of all international clusters of the macro-region are engaged in the life science sector, which could be a competitive niche of the Baltic region on the global scale.

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  • Mikhaylov, Andrey & Mikhaylova, Anna, 2014. "Spatial and sectoral distribution of international clusters in the Baltic region," EconStor Open Access Articles, ZBW - Leibniz Information Centre for Economics, pages 122-137.
  • Handle: RePEc:zbw:espost:107012

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    1. Dudarev, Grigori & Hernesniemi, Hannu & Filippov, Pavel, . "Emerging Clusters of the Northern Dimension; Competitive Analysis of Northwest Russia," ETLA B, The Research Institute of the Finnish Economy, number 192, ottobre.
    2. Julian Birkinshaw & Neil Hood, 2000. "Characteristics of Foreign Subsidiaries in Industry Clusters," Journal of International Business Studies, Palgrave Macmillan;Academy of International Business, vol. 31(1), pages 141-154, March.
    3. Mikhaylov, S. Andrey, 2013. "Features of the Triple Helix Model in Cross-Border Clusters," EconStor Open Access Articles, ZBW - Leibniz Information Centre for Economics, pages 1734-1738.
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    international cluster; cross-border cluster; transnational cluster; transboundary cluster; Baltic region; Oresund;

    JEL classification:

    • R11 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - General Regional Economics - - - Regional Economic Activity: Growth, Development, Environmental Issues, and Changes
    • F23 - International Economics - - International Factor Movements and International Business - - - Multinational Firms; International Business
    • F63 - International Economics - - Economic Impacts of Globalization - - - Economic Development


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