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Evaluating the Performance of Clusters with Focus on Czech Stone Cluster
Evaluating the Performance of Clusters with Focus on Czech Stone Cluster

Author(s): Petra MAREŠOVÁ
Subject(s): Business Economy / Management, EU-Accession / EU-DEvelopment
Published by: Masarykova univerzita
Keywords: Cluster; performance; case study; Czech Stone cluster;
Summary/Abstract: One of the fundamental objectives of the European Union is to increase the competitiveness of all Member States and regions. Support from European funds is also focused on the establishment and development of clusters. Even in the Czech Republic, in recent years many groups were established many groups which call themselves clusters. Indeed, given the fact that this phenomenon is still quite new in the conditions of the Czech Republic, it is necessary to pay attention to different methods and measurements of the clusters performance, respectively whether these groups actually have a positive impact on the competitiveness of the region in which it occurs.