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International Journal of Econometrics and Financial Management. 2014, 2(4), 114-118
DOI: 10.12691/ijefm-2-4-0
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Concentration and Spatial Distribution of Economic Entities under Innovative Development of the Region

Mikhaylov Andrey Sergeevich1,

1Immanuel Kant Baltic Federal University, Kaliningrad, Russia

Pub. Date: August 25, 2014

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Mikhaylov Andrey Sergeevich. Concentration and Spatial Distribution of Economic Entities under Innovative Development of the Region. International Journal of Econometrics and Financial Management. 2014; 2(4):114-118. doi: 10.12691/ijefm-2-4-0


The special issue on the “Geography of Innovation and Economic Clusters: Evidence from Russia” is held in order to provide insights on the theoretical elaboration and practical implementation of the cluster concept in the regions of the Russian Federation. Multidimensional nature of the phenomenon of economic clustering has led to the need for a transdisciplinary approach in studying the features of spatial distribution of regional economic entities and institutions of the region in the framework of knowledge economy. We therefore invite scholars to consider the development of the cluster concept by taking into account the impact of the neighboring areas of science, focused on in-depth study of each of the three key features of the cluster concept – interconnectedness, systemic properties, and spatial proximity. The eight articles of the special issue uncover the aspects of the innovation process in the regional context, the factor of international inter-cluster collaboration, the methods of cluster mapping and identification of the early indications to track the emergence of a cluster, as well as the case studies on the industry cauterization in various parts of the country.

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