The Cluster Organization: Analyzing the Development of Cooperative Relationships


Contextual Background and MotivationThe Research Problem and Aim of the BookStructure and ContentsTheoretical Foundations of Clusters and Cluster OrganizationsThe Concept of a Cluster and a Cluster OrganizationTheories on the Establishment and Development of Industrial ClustersThe Main Idea of a Cluster: Definitions and Main AttributesThe Main Idea of a Cluster Organization: Definitions and Main AttributesThe Degree of Dissemination of the Concept of a Cluster and a Cluster OrganizationThe Specific Nature of Cluster CooperationThe Components of Cluster Organizations and Their Internal and External RelationshipsThe Main Areas of Cooperation in Cluster OrganizationsInvolvement in Cluster OrganizationsThe Development of Cooperation in Clusters and Cluster OrganizationsThe Impact of Clusters and Cluster Organizations on CompetitivenessFacilitating Knowledge Creation and TransferThe Development of Trust-based RelationshipsFostering Regional PotentialConclusionNotesReferencesTheoretical Foundations of Cooperation in Cluster OrganizationsCooperation - Basic FindingsEssence and Forms of CooperationCatalysts and Inhibitors of CooperationTheories of CooperationBlock I: "Structure/Sector"Block II: "Resources"Block III: "Relations"ConclusionNotesReferencesApplication of Grounded Theory and the Abduction Approach to the Research of Cluster OrganizationsResearch MethodologyResearch StrategyThe Inductive-Abductive ApproachGrounded TheoryThe Monographic Method and the Case Study MethodResearch ProcessResearch ProcedureSample SelectionStage I of the Sampling Process: Selection of Cluster OrganizationsStage II of the Sampling Process: Selection of Institutional MembersStage III of the Sampling Process: Selection of IndividualsData Collection TechniquesData Analysis and Interpretation TechniquesResearch Stage 2Sample SelectionData Collection TechniquesData Analysis and Interpretation TechniquesMethodological RigorNotesReferencesDevelopment of Cooperation in Cluster Organizations: Results of Empirical ResearchLevels of Cooperation in COsLevel I "Integration at the Unit Level"Level II "Allocation and Integration at the Process Level"Level III “Impact on the Environment”Level IV "Creation and Integration at the Organizational Level"The Perspective of COs: Roles at Various Levels of DevelopmentRoles and Specific Objectives at Cooperation Level IRoles and Specific Objectives at Cooperation Level IIRoles and Specific Objectives at Cooperation Level IIIRoles and Specific Objectives at Cooperation Level IVThe Perspective of Cluster Members: Commitment in COs at Various Levels of DevelopmentCommitment at Cooperation Level ICommitment at Cooperation Level IIParticipation in Training CoursesParticipation in Subgroups Created Within COsCommitment at Cooperation Level IIIParticipation in Meetings with Entities from Outside the Cluster OrganizationActivities Aimed at Creating More Favorable Legal and Administrative Conditions for Running a BusinessActivities Aimed at Adjusting the Educational Profile in the Region to the Needs and Requirements of COsCommitment at Cooperation Level IVThe Development of Permanent Cooperation Among Cluster MembersThe Implementation of Joint ProjectsConcept of the Trajectory of Development of Cooperative Relationships in COsLevels of Cooperation: Main Objectives and Cooperation MarkersRoles and Specific ObjectivesCommitmentConclusionNotesReferencesApplication of the Generated Concept to Selected Cluster Organizations in EuropeArchEnerg Cluster: A Case Study of the Cluster Organization in HungaryThe Development of Cluster Policy in HungaryThe Development of Cooperative Relationships in ArchEnerg ClusterLevel I "Integration at the Unit Level"Level II "Allocation and Integration at the Process Level"Level III "Impact on the Environment"Level IV "Creation and Integration at the Organizational Level"Green Energy Cluster: A Case Study of the Cluster Organization in RomaniaThe Development of Cluster Policy in RomaniaThe Development of Cooperative Relationships in Green Energy ClusterLevel I "Integration at the Unit Level"Level II "Allocation and Integration at the Process Level"Level III "Impact on the Environment"Level IV "Creation and Integration at the Organizational Level"NEU e.V.: A Case Study of the Cluster Organization in GermanyThe Development of Cluster Policy in GermanyThe Development of Cooperative Relationships in NEU e.V.Level I "Integration at the Unit Level"Level II "Allocation and Integration at the Process Level"Level III "Impact on the Environment"Level IV "Creation and Integration at the Organizational Level"Similarities and Differences Between the Studied Cluster OrganizationsNotesReferencesInternet sources:Theoretical and Practical ContributionsLimitationsFurther ResearchReference
 
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