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Regional Economics: Theory and Practice

A conceptual approach to assessing the cluster potential of regions based on the use of intelligent information systems

Vol. 19, Iss. 4, APRIL 2021

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Received: 11 March 2021

Received in revised form: 16 March 2021

Accepted: 19 March 2021

Available online: 15 April 2021


JEL Classification: R12, R58

Pages: 693–717


Irina R. RUIGA Siberian Federal University (SibFU), Krasnoyarsk, Russian Federation


Evgeniya S. KOVZUNOVA Siberian Federal University (SibFU), Krasnoyarsk, Russian Federation


Subject. This article discusses the role of intelligent information systems in assessing the cluster potential of regions.
Objectives. The article aims to develop methodological tools to assess the cluster potential of regions applying intelligent information systems, and test them using the Siberian Federal District regions as a case study.
Methods. For the study, we used econometric and expert assessment methods.
Results. The article proposes a stepwise algorithm for assessing the cluster potential of regions, taking into account the appropriate methodological and mathematical apparatus. It presents a cumulative indicator of the development potential of cluster groups.
Conclusions. The proposed methodological, and information and analysis tools can serve as a basis for decision-making on cluster policy development at the regional level.

Keywords: regional economics, cluster and network associations, information and analysis system, evaluation indicators


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