Does Cluster Participants’ Cooperation Really Promote to Territorial Development: Empirical Evidence from Russia

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


Global practice of innovation policies of the recent decade has demonstrated the wide use of cluster concept for economic development promotion. The results of the research on the impact of clusters upon socioeconomic features of territories within developed countries have already proved there exists a positive correlation between them. Also, widely acknowledged is the fact that successful functioning of clusters depends greatly on their interaction with power bodies, manufacturing enterprises and research institutes. At the same time, the analysis of clusters’ functioning in a range of developing countries proved that cluster creation as such does not necessarily lead to the desired economic effects. The aim of this study is to assess the importance and the role of clusters’ members’ interaction for regional development of Russian Federation. Common database was formed taking into consideration with indicators of 79 Russian Federation regions for 2015. The obtained results confirm the high level of functional dependence of territorial development from the efficient interaction of manufacturing enterprises, public bodies and science community.


Territorial development Cluster Cooperation Innovative potential 



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

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