Cluster development in two Hungarian regions : success and challenge

Pecze, Máté: Cluster development in two Hungarian regions : success and challenge. In: Regional Growth, Competitiveness and Development. pp. 90-100. (2013)

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The Hungarian government supports and finances for the creation of business clusters since 2000. The Pole Programme outlines four consecutive phases of cluster development and provides the framework for cluster subsidies in Hungary for the years 2007-2013. Regional calls for proposals supporting the clustering processes were open in 2008 and 2011. This paper addresses how the Hungarian clusters performed on these calls as well as how many clusters were able to submit project proposals and to begin the program’s development process? It is interesting to observe also the willingness of local companies to submit cluster projects: is there any difference between regions in terms of submitted/approved projects? Statistics on the submitted and approved projects in North Hungary and North Great Plain indicate that company cooperation could only submit projects for the 1st or the socalled “start-up” cluster phase. While currently examining the applicants’ activity, today it seems that the majority of the clusters cannot deepen their cooperation and meet the requirements of the 2nd phase – or at least not the way it was planned in the governmental programme. The preliminary results of interviews reveal the reasons why clusters did not apply for the 2nd phase of clustering.

Item Type: Book Section
Journal or Publication Title: Regional Growth, Competitiveness and Development
Date: 2013
ISBN: 978-963-306-222-7
Page Range: pp. 90-100
Uncontrolled Keywords: Területfejlesztés - Magyarország - regionális
Additional Information: Bibliogr.: 100. p. ; összefoglalás angol nyelven
Date Deposited: 2019. May. 23. 09:12
Last Modified: 2019. May. 23. 09:12

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