The Prospects of Formation of Innovation Clusters in the Region Cover Image

Перспективи формування інноваційно-інтегрованих структур в економіці регіону
The Prospects of Formation of Innovation Clusters in the Region

Author(s): Oksana Storozhuk, Oleksii Zaiarniuk
Subject(s): Economy, National Economy, Business Economy / Management, Micro-Economics, Agriculture, Socio-Economic Research
Published by: Центральноукраїнський національний технічний університет
Keywords: agro-industrial cluster; region; SWOT-analysis

Summary/Abstract: The paper presents the results of research of regions companies’ integration preconditions in the regional agroindustrial cluster. It is shown that regional cluster act as a key tool for the development of regional economies. SWOT analysis was carried out and revealed the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats to create regional agroindustrial cluster. Results of the SWOT-analysis have allowed defining strategic directions of clusterization of the rural area providing progress of territory through cooperation, integration on the basis of the scientifically-methodical approach. There are some weaknesses of creation of innovation-integrated structures. First of all are deficit of financial resources and high cost of credits. Other weakness is lack of cooperative ties between enterprises, higher education, public organizations. Participants of a regional agro-industrial cluster are justified. Prerequisites necessary to ensure the sustainable functioning of innovative integrated structures of the agroindustrial complex of Kirovograd region were discovered and investigated: innovative development of the agroindustrial sector, modernization of fixed capital, introduction of energy-saving equipment and technology, activation of intellectual resources, optimal combinations of market mechanisms and state regulation of the economy. The proposed method involves the use of available data for analysis, and takes into account the most important factors of the preconditions of clusterization. Therefore, it is universal for using. The practical application of this technique will allow a reasonable preliminary selection of regions in which the most favorable prerequisites for the formation of clusters are available. The regional innovation policy will play a main role in the process of creation and development of cluster. Prospects for further research will consist in the study of successful foreign experience in the formation of regional innovation policy for the creation and development of cluster.

  • Issue Year: 2018
  • Issue No: 1 (34)
  • Page Range: 49-55
  • Page Count: 7
  • Language: Ukrainian