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The Clusters Phenomenon in the Selected Central European Countries

Author(s): Magdalena Lucyna Bialic-Davendra, Eva Jirčíková, Drahomíra Pavelková

Book Description

This book presents the current results of research conducted in the area of clusters and cluster policy development in Central European countries with a focus on Poland, the Czech Republic, the Slovak Republic and Austria. It maps and compares the various conditions influencing cluster development in these selected countries from both the macro (policy, government) and the micro (cluster organisation) level, analyses good practices, and proposes a framework for cluster development in this region. Additionally, the depicted research provides a new perspective on the cluster issue, drawing attention to current trends such as the concept of inter-cluster cooperation and World-Class clusters.

The book serves as a guide for successful cluster development, and is a source of valuable research concerning the issue of clusters in the specified region. Its findings will be beneficial both for clusters and institutions supporting their development. The recommendations presented in this volume will be useful for further cluster policy development and shaping the programmes of support for clusters for the new programming period in these countries. The practical findings contained here will also be beneficial in the academic sphere, and will provide assistance for teaching activities.

Hardback

ISBN-13: 978-1-4438-5539-6
ISBN-10: 1-4438-5539-1
Date of Publication: 01/04/2014
Pages / Size: 220 / A5
Price: £44.99
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Biography

Magdalena Bialic-Davendra received an MA in Economics from the University of Rzeszów, Poland, and a PhD in Finance from Tomas Bata University in Zlín, Czech Republic. Currently, she is a Postdoctoral Researcher at the Centre of Applied Economic Research, FaME, at Tomas Bata University in Zlín. She is the author and co-author of more than 25 scientific articles, two certified methodologies, a monograph and three book chapters. She has been a leader of four, and participant in seven, research projects. Her research interests cover: business clusters, finance, and operations research.

Drahomíra Pavelková is a Professor and Dean of the Faculty of Management and Economics at Tomas Bata University in Zlín. She is the author and co-author of six monographs, six book chapters, and 31 articles in journals, and has presented at numerous national and international conferences. She has managed 10 research projects, and has spent time abroad in Japan, USA, United Kingdom, France, Finland, Denmark, Sweden, Portugal and Belgium on various research visits. Her areas of professional work and interest cover strategic management, clusters, corporate finance, performance management/measurement, corporate valuation, and benchmarking.

Eva Vejmělková is a graduate of the Master’s and Doctoral programs at the Faculty of Management and Economics, Tomas Bata University in Zlín, and has been a Research Staff Member at the Centre of Applied Economic Research at FaME TBU in Zlín since 2008. She is the author and co-author of more than 30 scientific articles, one monograph and three book chapters. Her research interests cover the development of business clusters, performance management/measurement, management accounting, and benchmarking.