Tallinn University of Technology

December 1, 2021 at 2:30 PM
Tatiana Kudriavtseva,
"Cluster Industrial Policy and Tools in Transition Economy: The Case of Russia"

Supervisor: Professor Dr. Gunnar Klaus Prause, School of Business and Governance, Department of Business Administration, Tallinn University of Technology, Tallinn, Estonia

Co-supervisor: Dr. Eunice Omolola Olaniyi, Centre for Maritime Studies, University of Turku, Turku, Finland


  • Professor Dr. Cristina Sousa, Escola de Ciências Sociais e Humanas, Departamento de Economia Política, Iscte – Instituto Universitário de Lisbon, Lisbon, Portugal
  • Professor Dr. Maryna Z. Solesvik, Department of Business Administration, Western Norway University of Applied Sciences, Haugesund, Norway

 Effective cluster industrial policy is a priority for countries that aim to achieve economic growth, but it has certain limitations and problems of introduction at developing countries. The given task is particularly relevant to Russia in terms of long-term reformation and institutional transformations undertaken within the last 30 years. The research aim was to determine principles, methods, and instruments for formation of the cluster industrial policy targeted at enhancing competitiveness and growing localisation of cluster enterprises in a territory to achieve the effect of clustering—welfare growth of the transition economy using Russia as an example. The main tool of implementing the cluster industrial policy was a study on cluster structures at the micro- and macro-levels, that is, the cluster structure of a territory and the structure of an industrial cluster. The tool set included studying the industrial features of clusters, analysing their territory localisation, and evaluating the effect of the cluster structure on territorial economies. By testing the developed tools, the cluster structure was defined for 83 regions of the Russian Federation, and localisation maps were built for 37 clusters in Russia’s territory during the period from 2008 to 2016

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