EFFECTS ON EMPIRICAL ECONOMIC PERFORMANCE IN PROVINCIAL CLUSTER OF THE SOUTHERN SHORE OF THE GULF OF THAILAND

Kiatkajon CHAIRAT

Department of Management, Faculty of Management Technology, Rajamangala University of Technology Srivijaya, Nakhon Si Thammarat, Thailand Corresponding author: Kiatkajon Chairat Tel:+6681 870 0219

fmtkiat@gmail.com

Piya PECHSONG

Department of Management, Faculty of Management Technology, Rajamangala University of Technology Srivijaya, Nakhon Si Thammarat, Thailand

p_piya1@hotmail.com

Abstract

The aim of this paper are analyze the role of spatial concentration of  economic activities and estimate the effect of provincial cluster in the Southern shore of the Gulf of Thailand on economic growth. Panel data from the years 1995-2015 are data that collected for all 4 provinces in provincial cluster. The result show the value of LQ that more than 1 reveal in agricultural (LQAgricultural) and industry sector (LQIndustry). While, the analyzed the effect of spatial concentration of economic activities in provincial cluster present agricultural sector (LQIndustry) and service sector (LQService) variables significant on economic performance. The case of hotels and restaurants (LQHotel) which is sub economic activities of service sector be significant on economic growth. These results presence the role of externalities as the factor component in the operation of the economic activities in provincial cluster of the Southern shore of the Gulf of Thailand.

Keywords: Agglomeration economies, Spatial concentration, Provincial cluster

JEL classification: R11, R12, R58

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DETECTING INTERREGIONAL PATTERNS IN TOURISM SEASONALITY OF GREECE: A PRINCIPAL COMPONENTS ANALYSIS APPROACH

Dimitrios TSIOTAS

Adjunct Lecturer, Department of Regional and Economic Development, Agricultural University of Athens, Greece, Nea Poli, Amfissa, 33100, Greece, Department of Planning and Regional Development, University of Thessaly, Pedion Areos, Volos, 38334, Greece, tsiotas@aua.gr

tsiotas@uth.gr

Thomas KRABOKOUKIS

Ph.D. candidate, Department of Planning and Regional Development, University of Thessaly, Pedion Areos, Volos, 38334, Greece

tkrabokoukis@uth.gr

Serafeim POLYZOS

Professor, Department of Planning and Regional Development, University of Thessaly, Pedion Areos, Volos, 38334, Greece

spolyzos@uth.gr

Abstract

Tourism seasonality is a complex phenomenon incorporating a temporal, a spatial, and a socioeconomic (ontological) dimension. This paper builds on principal component analysis (PCA) to provide an integrated methodological framework for studying all three dimensions of tourism seasonality. The proposed method classifies the seasonal patterns of tourism demand of the Greek prefectures into regional groups, which are examined in terms of their geographical and socioeconomic characteristics. The study aims to configure distinguishable seasonal profiles in terms of their socioeconomic attributes. The proposed method is applied to monthly data of tourism overnight stays for the period 1998-2018 and detects seven principal components described by diverse socioeconomic attributes. The overall analysis proposes a useful tool for tourism management and regional policy, it advances PCA to be used as a tool of regional classification, and it incorporates a multivariate consideration based on the socioeconomic evaluation of the principal components. The proposed methodology develops an integrated framework dealing with complexity describing socioeconomic research and particularly tourism seasonality.

Keywords: regional development; seasonal classification; spatiotemporal patterns; pattern recognition.

JEL classification: C18, C38, O52, R10, R58, Z30

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RENEWING AN ECONOMIC POLICY FOR A RISING UKRAINIAN REGION: SMOOTHING DISCRETE SHIFTS AND MASTERING NEW COMPETENCIES

Igor DUNAYEV

Doctor of science in public administration, associate professor of Department of economic policy and management; Kharkiv regional institute of public administration of the National academy of public administration by the President of Ukraine

Igor.dunayev@gmail.com

(Corresponding author)

Mykola LATYNIN

Doctor of science in public administration, professor, head of Department of economic policy and management; Kharkiv regional institute of public administration of the National academy of public administration by the President of Ukraine

m.a.latynin@gmail.com

Yuriy ULYANCHENKO

Doctor of science in public administration, professor at Department of economic policy and management; Kharkiv regional institute of public administration of the National academy of public administration by the President of Ukraine

y.ulyanchenko@gmail.com

Alisa KOSENKO

PhD in public administration, associate professor of Department of economic policy and management; Kharkiv regional institute of public administration of the National academy of public administration by the President of Ukraine

Abstract

The article develops a methodology for applying the competence-based approach to use on a sub-national level in order to determine points of growth of a regional economy. A proprietary meta-model is proposed that links ‘to-do tasks’ for regional public authorities with essential competences. It also contains some methodological conclusions with the modernization strategy of a regional economic policy on the example of modern Ukraine, which is designed due to comparing an existing approach and approach modernized. Departed from the modernization meta-model and strongly relying on discreteness (discontinuity) as the natural property of any modernization, the authors substantiate the mechanism for overcoming undesirable discrete shifts during the modernization. Then, the relevant methods and forms of international centers of competence for the responsible development of a limited number of necessary competencies are discussed. A national network of competence centers is proposed as an optimal and sustainable way to run those centers in the future. Generally all findings were originated according a methodology on desk research, data collection and fresh expert survey of Ukrainian stakeholders.

Keywords: smart growth, regional economic policy, public policy, competencies, competence-based approach, modernization, Ukraine, mechanism

JEL classification: O38, R58, R50
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