Industrial clusters as an important factor for development of micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMES)
Anna H. Jankowiak
AbstractClusters, which constitute a cooperation platform for at least three groups of entities (industry, regional authority, and universities), play a significant role in the process of creating innovation and knowledge flow in the regions in which they operate. Based on the research presented in the article, it should be noted that micro (often family companies), small and medium-sized local enterprises can get the most benefit from associating with clusters. Clusters are a chance for dynamic development in the group of cooperating enterprises. Localization in a cluster is for many companies the implementation of internationalization strategy and the possibility of going beyond the borders of the home country to the global market. Through functioning in the cluster, micro, small and medium-sized enterprises are increasingly transforming into international actors, which is particularly visible in export-oriented clusters. MSMEs benefit from the flow of knowledge between cluster actors, which translates into an increase in their level of innovation. The aim of the paper is to evaluate how SME can benefit from cluster activities. The article is an attempt to assess the impact of clusters on the development and flow of knowledge between MSME and other cluster entities.
|Publication size in sheets||0.5|
|Book||Loster Tomas, Pavelka Tomas (eds.): The 12th International Days of Statistics and Economics : Conference Proceedings, 2018, MELANDRIUM, ISBN 9788087990148, 2063 p.|
|Keywords in English||industrial clusters, micro, small and medium-sized enterprises, development|
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