TITLE

REGIONAL CLUSTER DEVELOPMENT IN EUROPEAN UNION AND CROATIA

AUTHOR(S)
Obadić, Alka; Živadinović, Nataša Kurnoga
PUB. DATE
January 2013
SOURCE
Actual Problems of Economics / Aktual'ni Problemi Ekonomìki;Jan2013, Vol. 139 Issue 1, p419
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This paper investigates the main characteristics of regional clusters in EU-27 and Croatia. The main research question is: what characterises regional clusters in EU-27 and Croatia, and what are the main tendencies in cluster development? The research shows that clusters in EU-27 and Croatia differ in many dimensions: the reason they arise, the type of products and services they produce, their stage of development, and the business environment that surrounds them. The study concludes that in agricultural clusters the highest number of employees is in the region of the Mediterranean Spain, and in construction clusters, IT, tourism and hospitality clusters and transportation and logistics clusters it is in Italy. The majority of clusters in Croatia function in manufacturing and agriculture, have more than 500 employees (40%), are mainly financed by membership (68%), and produce for Croatian market (72%).
ACCESSION #
85126472

 

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