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Gancarczyk Marta (Jagiellonian University, Poland), Bohatkiewicz Joanna (Jagiellonian University, Poland)
Research Streams in Cluster Upgrading : a Literature Review
Journal of Entrepreneurship, Management and Innovation (JEMI), 2018, vol. 14, nr 4, s. 17-42, wykr., tab., bibliogr. s. 34-41
Tytuł własny numeru
Exploring Management Through Qualitative Research
Słowa kluczowe
Klastry, Łańcuch wartości, Cykl życia
Business cluster, Value chain, Life cycles
Klasyfikacja JEL: L14, L23, F02
streszcz., summ., This paper is a result of the international project "EU Regional and Innovation Policies and Peripheral Regions (EURIPER)," co-financed by the European Commission under the Jean Monnet Projects Action of the Erasmus+ Programme (Project Reference: 587410-EPP-1-2017-1-ES-EPPJM0-PR0JECT).
Celem artykułu jest identyfikacja i systematyzacja nurtów badawczych dotyczących podnoszenia pozycji regionalnych klastrów w globalnych łańcuchach wartości (GŁW). Problematyka wzrostu pozycji klastrów (cluster upgrading) należy do szerszego, i obecnie uważanego za wiodący, obszaru badań nad dynamiką branżowych aglomeracji. W ramach tej literatury, koncepcja wzrostu pozycji klastrów wyróżnia się koncentracją na ich strukturalnych zmianach pod wpływem włączenia do GŁW. Na podstawie narracyjnego przeglądu literatury, zidentyfikowano i scharakteryzowano dwa główne nurty badań, określone jako pozytywny i normatywny. Ponadto, opracowano model badawczy służący studiom nad uwarunkowaniami wzrostu pozycji klastrów, formułując pytania badawcze, które mogą stanowić punkt wyjścia do systematycznych przeglądów literatury i badań empirycznych. Artykuł wnosi wkład do literatury na temat dynamiki klastrów, ze szczególną uwagą na podnoszenie ich pozycji w GŁW. Po pierwsze, prezentuje kompleksowe teoretyczne ujęcie problematyki pozycji klastrów, dokonując integracji rozproszonej literatury w tej dziedzinie. Po drugie, proponuje model wyznaczający dalsze kierunki badań. (abstrakt oryginalny)

This paper aims to identify and systemize the research streams in regional cluster upgrading. Cluster upgrading belongs to broader research in the dynamics of industrial agglomerations, currently, the major topic in studies on clusters. Within this literature, the upgrading concept differentiates by the focus on structural change in response to the insertion of regional clusters into global value chains (GVCs). Based on the narrative literature review, we identify and discuss two major research streams and classify them as the positive and the normative. Moreover, we elaborate a framework for studying the antecedents of cluster upgrading to conclude with research questions that may serve further systematic reviews and empirical investigations. This paper provides two contributions to the cluster dynamics literature with a focus on the upgrading of industrial agglomerations. First, it offers a comprehensive approach to the cluster upgrading theory by integrating the fragmented research in this area. Second, it proposes a theoretical framework to set up further research directions. (original abstract)
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