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Ivan-Damir Anić
Katarina Bačić
Zoran Aralica

Puni tekst: engleski, pdf (266 KB) str. 571-593 preuzimanja: 597* citiraj
APA 6th Edition
Anić, I., Bačić, K. i Aralica, Z. (2018). THE COMPETITIVENESS CLUSTERS IN CROATIA. Ekonomski pregled, 69 (5), 571-593. Preuzeto s
MLA 8th Edition
Anić, Ivan-Damir, et al. "THE COMPETITIVENESS CLUSTERS IN CROATIA." Ekonomski pregled, vol. 69, br. 5, 2018, str. 571-593. Citirano 21.04.2021.
Chicago 17th Edition
Anić, Ivan-Damir, Katarina Bačić i Zoran Aralica. "THE COMPETITIVENESS CLUSTERS IN CROATIA." Ekonomski pregled 69, br. 5 (2018): 571-593.
Anić, I., Bačić, K., i Aralica, Z. (2018). 'THE COMPETITIVENESS CLUSTERS IN CROATIA', Ekonomski pregled, 69(5), str. 571-593. Preuzeto s: (Datum pristupa: 21.04.2021.)
Anić I, Bačić K, Aralica Z. THE COMPETITIVENESS CLUSTERS IN CROATIA. Ekonomski pregled [Internet]. 2018 [pristupljeno 21.04.2021.];69(5):571-593. Dostupno na:
I. Anić, K. Bačić i Z. Aralica, "THE COMPETITIVENESS CLUSTERS IN CROATIA", Ekonomski pregled, vol.69, br. 5, str. 571-593, 2018. [Online]. Dostupno na: [Citirano: 21.04.2021.]

This study explores the perceptions of members of 13 competitiveness clusters in Croatia (CCC) towards clusters’ objectives, processes, setting and performance. Survey data (n=250) were analysed using descriptive statistics, exploratory factor analysis and regression analysis. Results indicate that progress of CCCs is not visible in the observed period and they are lagging behind successful cluster initiatives in the world. The most important reasons for underperformance are related to weaknesses inherited in cluster development framework, poor implementation of activities, inadequate resources for pursuing more ambitious objectives, lack of consensus and weaknesses in strategy formulation. The paper contributes to the literature by evaluating the program of competitiveness clusters for the first time. It examines the factors that contribute to performance of clusters, and compares CCCs with best practices of similar associations in the world. Although this research is based on perceptions of members, it has valuable implications for clusters and policy-makers. In order to strengthen existing clusters, changes in the national framework are needed, while clusters should have more resources at their disposal to reach more ambitious objectives in the future.

Ključne riječi
smart specialisation strategy; cluster competitiveness program; competitiveness clusters; survey; perceptions; early evaluation

Hrčak ID: 209395



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