The Method of Regions’ Typology by the Level of Cluster Potential

  • Elena Kozonogova
  • Julia Dubrovskaya
Conference paper
Part of the Eurasian Studies in Business and Economics book series (EBES, volume 10/2)


The most widely spread form of spatial organization in many countries is clustering. In Russia, cluster policy belongs to the key priorities of the country’s innovative development. This is why special importance get the issues of regional specialization and clusters’ localization. The aim of this research is to present the authors’ typology method for the regions of Russia which is based on such feature of regions as cluster structures’ maturity. The initial theoretical precondition for this research is the statement that successful functioning of a cluster would be possible in a region with high cluster potential as such. At this, under successful functioning of a cluster the authors understand constant improvement of cluster’s performance indicators, regardless state support and participation (or lack of). The offered here typology of territories can be used to define the development strategies for the regions with average and low cluster potentials.


Cluster potential Territorial development Regions’ typology Economic mathematical methods 



This work was supported by the Russian Foundation for Basic Research. Project “Сluster-network model of innovative partnership for the Perm region” № 16-12-59008.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Elena Kozonogova
    • 1
  • Julia Dubrovskaya
    • 1
  1. 1.Economics and Finances DepartmentPerm National Research Polytechnic UniversityPermRussia

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