Specialization in smart growth sectors in regional space of the Visegrad Group countries

The study discusses problems of regional specialization in smart growth sectors, i.e. separated according to technological advancement among which there are: high-tech, mid-high, midlow and low-tech industries as well as knowledge-intensive services, less knowledgeintensive services and other sectors. The subject of research covers the structure of workforce in these sectors in NUTS 2 regions of the Visegrad Group member countries in the period 2008-2012. The purpose of the study is to identify the intensity of regional specialization, to classify regions in terms of the values of specialization indices and identification of regions characterized by higher workforce share in high and mid-high technology sector and also knowledge-intensive services comparing to EU 28. Regional specialization indices and multivariate data analysis methods, with particular emphasis on cluster analysis method, were applied in empirical studies. The choice of research problem is justified by the relevance of regional specialization in high-tech economic sectors, referred to as smart growth sectors, as the crucial factor of socio-economic development based on knowledge and innovation
Sobczak, E., & Prudzienica, M. (2014). Specialization in smart growth sectors in regional space of the Visegrad Group countries. In T. Loster & T. Pavelka, T. Loster & T. Pavelka (Eds.), The 8th International Days of Statistics and Economics. Conference Proceedings.September 11–13, 2014 Prague, Czech Republic [dokument elektroniczny] (pp. 1386–1396). Libuse Mackova, Melandrium