Int. J. of Transitions and Innovation Systems   »   2012 Vol.2, No.3/4

 

 

Title: How to catch mutual effects in clusters: comparative study of transitional and developed economies

 

Authors: Anna Bykova; Mariya Molodchik

 

Addresses:
Financial Management Department, National Research University 'Higher School of Economics', Perm Campus, 27, Lebedeva str., Perm, 614017, Russia
Financial Management Department, National Research University 'Higher School of Economics', Perm Campus, 27, Lebedeva str., Perm, 614017, Russia

 

Abstract: In recent years, links between spatial proximity, and firms' formal and informal contacts have become a sufficient subject for research in the field of innovation, competitiveness and sustainable economic growth. We introduce a model for the quantitative evaluation of the relationship between cluster participation and innovation capabilities, as well with a company's growth in value. The paper focuses on comparison in mutual effects for companies from transitional and developed economies. We use a sample of 284 traded European companies between 2005 and 2009 which were carefully applied and subjected to panel data analysis techniques. Our empirical findings show the positive mutual effects on innovation capabilities measured as intangible assets and companies' economic value added for both transitional and developed economies. Hereby, these links are stronger in developed countries. Moreover, we identify the complementary factors to clustering, such as industry-level public R&D expenses, country innovation infrastructure development and location in a megalopolis.

 

Keywords: industrial clusters; mutual effects; innovation capability; economic value added; system of innovation; transitional economies; developed economies; firm growth; Europe; research and development; public R&D expenses; innovation infrastructure; location.

 

DOI: 10.1504/IJTIS.2012.051532

 

Int. J. of Transitions and Innovation Systems, 2012 Vol.2, No.3/4, pp.247 - 265

 

Available online: 20 Jan 2013

 

 

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