Management Theory and Studies for Rural Business and Infrastructure Development, Volume 24

Cluster development barriers

Aldona Stalgienė


Technological, political and social changes, as well as the impact of globalization, promote
countries and the individual economic sectors to become competitive. One of the possible
economic growth strategies is cluster development or a tendency of related companies and associated
institutions to concentrate geographically as a precondition for the development of competitiveness.
After the analysis of cluster concept and its evolution was carried out, fundamental
characteristics of the cluster are named, the barriers of cluster formation and development are
analyzed and the cluster policy is examined. Objective of the study – after the analysis of cluster
development barriers, to propose their classification, and possible instrumentalities to eliminate
barriers. Research methods – systematic, logic and comparative analysis of scientific literature
and synthesis.

Keyword(s): clusters, cluster barriers, cluster policy

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