Development of Regional Meat Cluster as a Means to Raise the Competitiveness of Livestock Industry
Maira S. Bauer, Aliya S. Ismailova, Saule T. Okutaeva, Nelly A. Bencheva
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The objective of the paper is to study the theoretical and practical aspects of the development of integration processes in the field of meat production with the use of cluster model of the production process, as well as the formation of the ways to implement the potential and background of cluster formation in livestock industry of the Akmola Oblast of Kazakhstan through the formation of a cluster model. To achieve this, statistical methods of data collection, processing and analysis of economic information, mathematical modeling techniques have been applied. The system of parameters of efficiency of functioning of a regional meat cluster is represented herein. The mechanism of joining the subjects of livestock industry products in the regional cluster of meat specialization in one of the regions of the Republic of Kazakhstan – the Akmola Oblast – is introduced in the paper. Creating a cluster is one of the ways to solve the main problems of the livestock industry in the Republic of Kazakhstan. The main results of the review of foreign and domestic literature and the authors' own research on this topic are represented herein. A cluster model of the industry development has been formed, including the rationale for cluster members, the recommendations to promote the products of cluster enterprises to regional markets that improve the competitiveness of the entire livestock industry.

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Article Type: Research Article

INT ELECT J MATH ED, 2016, Volume 11, Issue 7, 2057-2070

Publication date: 01 Sep 2016

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