Cross-sectoral Cooperation vs. Cluster Development at European Level
The paper entitled “Cross-sectoral Cooperation vs. Cluster Development at European Level” by Păuna (2015) was presented at the 2nd International Conference ”Economic Scientific Research – Theoretical, Empirical and Practical Approaches, ESPERA 2014”, on the 13th and 14th of November 2014 in Bucharest, Romania.
Păuna’s article explains the methods used by European institutions to support entrepreneurs while simultaneously promoting industrial entities to sort them into groups or clusters – and to use this format to answer European calls for the necessary funds to improve the industries of small and medium sized enterprises and regions. These funds are mostly given to clusters that were examined by the European Secretariat for Cluster Analysis (ESCA) (www.cluster-analysis.org). The evaluation procedure involves several indicators that validate the quality of the cluster management after receiving the so-called “gold label”. Cluster benchmarking at a European level has become necessary because of internationalization and the tough competition that the clusters experience.
clusters; smart specialisation; competitiveness; regional development; economic crisis
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Păuna, C. B. (2015). Cross-sectoral Cooperation vs. Cluster Development at European Level. Procedia Economics and Finance, 22, 175-183.