MAJOR SCHOOLS OF REGIONAL ECONOMY
The main concepts of regional economy in foreign investigations are disclosed. The conceptual role of basic geographical teachings (early location theory, industrial clusters, regional competitiveness, information-communication modelling as well as new economic geography) in development of theoretical-methodological fundamentals of regional economy is investigated. The current scientific concepts of regional economy proposed by M. Porter and M. Enright, M. Fujita and J.-F. Thisse, P. R. Krugman and A. J. Venables are disclosed. “new economic geography” concept is discovered. The role of above mentioned concepts development of the theoretical and methodological foundations of the regional economy is explored. The features of the formation of competitive advantage in the region are investigated. The impact of regional competitiveness on the enterprise’s’ economic efficiency is highlighted.
regional economy, theoretical concepts, scientific schools, foreign scientists
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