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Sustainability 2016, 8(3), 230; doi:10.3390/su8030230

Opportunities for Cross-Border Entrepreneurship Development in a Cluster Model Exemplified by the Polish–Czech Border Region

Management and Engineering Production Department, University of Dąbrowa Górnicza, Str. Cieplaka 1c, 41-300 Dąbrowa Górnicza, Poland
Academic Editor: Adam Jabłoński
Received: 31 December 2015 / Revised: 12 February 2016 / Accepted: 18 February 2016 / Published: 2 March 2016
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Sustainable Business Models)
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The subject of the paper is the analysis and evaluation of cross-border entrepreneurship development opportunities on the basis of cross-border cooperation, which has gradually evolved from consisting of bilateral partnerships to a networking model or even a cluster. The study conducted at the Polish–Czech border area indicates that, in terms of the development of cross-border cooperation, the economic sphere is lagging far behind social activities such as culture, education and tourism. At the same time, Polish and Czech enterprises are not sufficiently mobilized to develop cross-border entrepreneurship, although a number of support instruments in this regard have been proposed. Sustainable development of the border should take into account both social and economic aspects. An important research problem therefore becomes determining the possibility of boosting the development of cross-border entrepreneurship on the basis of the existing forms of cross-border cooperation, including cooperation in the social sphere. The aim of this paper is to define the conditions and opportunities for the development of cluster cooperation in the area of cross-border entrepreneurship. The author has attempted to resolve whether the intensity of cross-border cooperation can be a factor which mobilizes companies to develop their cross-border entrepreneurship and whether cross-border entrepreneurship can be further developed within the cluster model. View Full-Text
Keywords: sustainable development of the border region; cross-border cooperation; cross-border entrepreneurship; partnerships; cluster sustainable development of the border region; cross-border cooperation; cross-border entrepreneurship; partnerships; cluster
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Kurowska-Pysz, J. Opportunities for Cross-Border Entrepreneurship Development in a Cluster Model Exemplified by the Polish–Czech Border Region. Sustainability 2016, 8, 230.

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