Title Strengthening business performance management in economic networks
Project Number 2011-1-PL1-LEO05-19900
Product Article for the Interdisciplinary Studies Journal
Title Article for the Interdisciplinary Studies Journal
Product Type teaching material
Marketing Text It is obvious, that clusters do have a positive impact on regional prosperity and well-being. The results of the survey as well as an analysis of the materials obtained from clusters indicate however, that clusters do not possess adequate resources for the fulfilment of their tasks. This relates mostly to financial and infrastructural resources, though also to human. The above leads one to the conclusion that adequate instruments need to be created to support human resource management, the financial standing of clusters and the infrastructure accessible to their members.
The positive impact of clusters on regional prosperity and well-being is an undeniable fact. For clusters to meet the many challenges of a globalised world they require professionalism in their management. The aim of this article is to analyse the level of competencies of cluster coordinators in Lithuania and Poland. These competencies influence cluster performance and thus also regional economic outcomes. The survey results along with an analysis of available cluster materials revealed the scale of the gap between the existing and desired competencies of cluster managers in both countries. The survey was also an opportunity to compare clusters in both countries in terms of their capacities and possessed resources. The chapter ends with a set of recommendations for cluster coordinators with the aim of strengthening cluster performance.
Target group Cluster managers and animators, business networks coordinators, scientists and academic teachers dealing with cluster topics.
Result An article published in Interdisciplinary Journal issued by Laurea University of Applied Science in Finland
Area of application Clusters management and animation, business networks coordination and management.
Product Languages English