• ISSN: 2010-023X
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    • DOI: 10.18178/IJTEF
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IJTEF 2014 Vol.5(3): 204-211 ISSN: 2010-023X
DOI: 10.7763/IJTEF.2014.V5.372

Empirical Result on Firms’ Cluster Integration: Should Firms Evolve beyond Their Region?

S. Rick Fernandez
Abstract—The present study focuses on illustrating relevant regional firm’s integration.
Part one examines the situation of bilateral countries relationship, and firms’ opportunities at the present behavior of CELAC implementation.
Part two portrays relevant literature review, conforming to bring statement of complementing firm’s clusters study, where the author states ways of cooperation as well as truth.
Part three examines the methodology used on the study, seeking to provide information of firm’s participation on the survey, where 55.1% of the total firms sample distribution was tested to prove the null hypotheses.
Part four is pointing out that, the study has an observation of 174 firms tested by several statistical measures. The data will be analyzed using Rank Correlation, Correlation Coefficient and Multiple Regression, as excel is complemented by the comparison of several variables to tab the data.
Finally, part five depicts the conclusion and the finding summary by answering the study-aimed questions.

Index Terms—CELAC, FCI–firms’ cluster integration, capital investment, production capabilities, expand of dynamism.

S. Rick Fernandez is with the School of Management at Shanghai University and Researcher, The Center for Innovation and Knowledge Management, Shanghai, China (tel: +8613817931651; e-mail: saulrick@163.com).

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Cite: S. Rick Fernandez, "Empirical Result on Firms’ Cluster Integration: Should Firms Evolve beyond Their Region?," International Journal of Trade, Economics and Finance vol.5, no.3, pp. 204-211, 2014.

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