RATIONALE FOR THE FEASIBILITY OF CREATING AN AGRO-INDUSTRIAL CLUSTER ON THE EXAMPLE OF THE KODYM DISTRICT OF THE ODESSA REGION


  • N.V. ZAKHARCHENKO
Keywords: cluster, structure, analysis, organization, investment, innovation, evaluation, indicator.

Abstract

Topicality. World experience in regional development shows that the level of spatial development of regional economies is closely linked to their competitive advantages. In a market economy, when choosing the best region for investment in various fields of activity, a significant influence on decision-making by business structures has the availability in this region of the necessary conditions for doing business - a developed financial and credit sector, commercial organizations, economic and legal institutions, market -information structures, foreign economic organizations, etc. In this connection, there is a need to study the spatial organization of the region's economy in terms of possible strengthening of competitive positions. One of the factors of increasing competitiveness is the implementation of the cluster approach. The relevance of cluster formation in Ukraine is clearly growing, especially in the agro-industry.
Aim and tasks. The purpose of the article is to substantiate the feasibility of creating an agro-industrial cluster in the Kodym district of Odessa region. It will help to solve topical issues of socio-economic development of the district, stabilize and preserve the dynamics of economic development and raise the standard of living of the population of Kodym district.
Research results. The formation of agro-industrial clusters in the region is a complex process, with visible results being achieved in just a few years. However, such associations have a positive impact not only on individual enterprises in the cluster structure, but also on the economy of the region as a whole, as three sectors interact: business, institutions and government. An analysis of the Western experience of the emergence of viable clusters shows that better and faster results can be obtained when the formation of a cluster becomes the focus of the targeted activities of all stakeholders. On the example of the agro-industrial cluster, an attempt was made to integrate into one chain of interconnected activities from production to the final product in a specific territory and to ensure its sustainable socio-economic development. To this end, the prospects and adaptability of the cluster formation were evaluated and the favourable and restraining factors for the development of the agro-industrial cluster in the Kodym region were determined. The participants of the Kodym agrarian cluster are identified and the model of interaction of the enterprises of the Kodym district within the Kodym cluster is presented.
Conclusion. The article substantiates the feasibility of creating an agro-industrial cluster on the example of the Kodym district of Odessa region. Formation of agrarian cluster will allow stabilization and growth of production not only of the agro-industrial complex of the district as a whole, but also of individual participants of the cluster. Based on the cluster formation, a strategy will be formed and implemented, along with this will improve the financial status of all cluster members.

Author Biography

N.V. ZAKHARCHENKO

Doctor of Economics, Associate Professor Professor at the Department of Department of Finance, Banking and Insurance,
Odessa I.I. Mechnikov National University, Odessa, Ukraine
Frantsuzkyi boulevard, 24/26, Odesa, Ukraine, 65044

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Published
2019-12-20
How to Cite
ZAKHARCHENKO, N. (2019). RATIONALE FOR THE FEASIBILITY OF CREATING AN AGRO-INDUSTRIAL CLUSTER ON THE EXAMPLE OF THE KODYM DISTRICT OF THE ODESSA REGION. Economic Innovations, 21(4(73), 57-66. https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.31520/ei.2019.21.4(73).57-66