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Preconditions for Emergence of Lithuanian Clusters: from Informal Cooperation to Its Legitimation

Kristina Grumadaitė
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  • Kauno technologijos universiteto Ekonomikos ir verslo fakulteto Strateginio valdymo katedros doktorantė. Gedimino g. 50, LT-44309 Kaunas, Lithuania
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Published Online: 2017-07-01 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/mosr-2017-0003

Abstract

This paper reveals preconditions for the emergence of clusters as self-organisation based industrial systems in a context, in which cooperation traditions are insufficiently developed. These preconditions reflect the principles of the emergence of self-organising complex adaptive systems that are analysed in the complexity theory. Those principles are based on the initiation of non-equilibrium and its purposeful direction into the creation of a new order. This paper highlights the main external and internal tensions that influence informal or formal clustering of enterprises, while various change agents perform different roles making self-organising processes to occur.

Keywords: clusters; complex adaptive systems; industrial systems; self-organisation; cluster emergence

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Received: 2017-04-03

Accepted: 2017-05-30

Published Online: 2017-07-01

Published in Print: 2017-06-27


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