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dc.title The age of clusters and its influence on their activity preferences en
dc.contributor.author Jirčíková, Eva
dc.contributor.author Pavelková, Drahomíra
dc.contributor.author Bialic-Davendra, Magdalena Lucyna
dc.contributor.author Homolka, Lubor
dc.relation.ispartof Technological and Economic Development of Economy
dc.identifier.issn 1392-8619 OCLC, Ulrich, Sherpa/RoMEO, JCR
dc.identifier.issn 2029-4913 OCLC, Ulrich, Sherpa/RoMEO, JCR
dc.identifier.issn 2029-4921 OCLC, Ulrich, Sherpa/RoMEO, JCR
dc.date.issued 2013
utb.relation.volume 19
utb.relation.issue 4
dc.citation.spage 621
dc.citation.epage 637
dc.type article
dc.language.iso en
dc.publisher Vilniaus gedimino technikos universitetas lv
dc.identifier.doi 10.3846/20294913.2013.837115
dc.relation.uri http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.3846/20294913.2013.837115#.Us_LVWdnNyM
dc.subject cluster en
dc.subject cluster activity en
dc.subject cluster age en
dc.subject cluster initiative en
dc.description.abstract The aim of this paper is to determine whether there exist age dependent differences in the orientation of clusters' activities. The literature depicts different approaches to the cluster evolution process, highlighting that clusters are subject to a life cycle that emphasizes different sets of activities in various stages of their development. These activities appear to follow a certain trajectory, whereby the successful completion of initial less-intensive activities stimulates a shift in focus to more demanding, long-term projects. The presented research verifies that clusters can pass through different stages of development, and examines in detail their preferences for jointly-undertaken activities. Research, conducted on a sample of clusters of different countries and ages, was carried out through the use of questionnaires and structured interviews with cluster managers. It is a sample of so-called organized clusters, which have their own internal structure and which are characterized by conscious development. The study identified common cluster activities in the following areas: networking, human resources, research and innovations, business cooperation and promotion, support activities, lobbying, etc. The preference of their implementation was also ascertained. In addition, the analyzed sample was divided into two categories according to cluster age, allowing for a comparison and differentiation of the level of implementation of joint activities between embryonic and established clusters. The evaluation of this research demonstrated that in the selected groups of activities, there was a statistically significant difference in terms of their level of implementation in clusters of various ages. © 2013 Vilnius Gediminas Technical University (VGTU) Press. en
utb.faculty Faculty of Management and Economics
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10563/1003621
utb.identifier.obdid 43870388
utb.identifier.scopus 2-s2.0-84890958185
utb.identifier.wok 000330241100005
utb.source j-scopus
dc.date.accessioned 2014-01-10T11:10:02Z
dc.date.available 2014-01-10T11:10:02Z
utb.contributor.internalauthor Jirčíková, Eva
utb.contributor.internalauthor Pavelková, Drahomíra
utb.contributor.internalauthor Bialic-Davendra, Magdalena Lucyna
utb.contributor.internalauthor Homolka, Lubor
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