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International Journal of Econometrics and Financial Management. 2014, 2(4), 153-162
DOI: 10.12691/ijefm-2-4-7
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Identification of the Educational Clusters in the Regional Economy: Theory, Methodology and Research Results (in Example of Perm Krai)

Kovaleva T.Yu.1 and Baleevskih V.G.1,

1Department of Worldand Regional Economics, Economic Theory, Perm State University, Perm, Russia

Pub. Date: August 25, 2014

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Kovaleva T.Yu. and Baleevskih V.G.. Identification of the Educational Clusters in the Regional Economy: Theory, Methodology and Research Results (in Example of Perm Krai). International Journal of Econometrics and Financial Management. 2014; 2(4):153-162. doi: 10.12691/ijefm-2-4-7


Article provides an algorithm and defined criteria for the identification of educational clusters in the regional economy, adapted to the Russian reality. Identification of the leading industries as promising regional educational clusters in the economy of Perm Krai conducted on the basis of quantitative Shift-Share analysis and the calculation of the localization coefficient. Statistical base of the research were materials of the central statistical database of the Federal State Statistics Service of the Russian Federation for 2007-2012 years by employment indicators. Qualitative diagnosis of educational clusters allowed to establish the shape and direction of development of strategic partnership in the educational system in the region, to identify the factors of competition. As a result, by applying a set of quantitative and qualitative methods of analysis of cluster, authors found that in the economy of Perm Krai has four potential educational clusters to be formed, the development of which should be a priority of educational policy in the region.

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