The coopetition and clusters as inducers of local development: an overview of the State of Paraná


  • Tiago Hideki Niwa Universidade Tecnológica Federal do Paraná
  • Isaura Alberton de Lima Universidade Tecnológica Federal do Paraná
  • Christian Luiz da Silva Universidade Tecnológica Federal do Paraná


From the consolidation of productive concentration, the clusters in line with the principles and developmental theories are inducers of local development. Through an exploratory research methodology, the study aims, in particular, demonstrate references and official government data about the local productive arrangements, local and regional development, coopetition, innovation and entrepreneurship. The main results highlight the role of the government and its agencies as well as educational and research institutions to mediate actions of local development, while inducing agents for identifying and strengthening the territorial productive vocations. Therefore, although there is the identification of productive clusters, including through official government agencies, it is important to discuss among promoters of clusters to investigate economic, social and environmental concerns, and the potential and benefits for a systematic development for certain products or services.


Keywords: Local clusters; Coopetition; Regional development; entrepreneurship; Innovation.