Clusters, industry, agglomeration, small and medium firms; Moran's indices.


We focus in this work on the cluster approach in Algeria. The Algerian economy is a rentier economy suffering from deindustrialization worsened since the 1980s and a lack of competitiveness of its manufacturing industry. In this context, the Algerian authorities are trying to revive the industry through a proactive approach leveraging the oil wealth they have since the 2000s. We believe that this approach will only be successful if it starts in areas favorable to the creation of clusters even in an embryonic state. We will in this work aim to statistically detect clusters after presenting the adaptation of the cluster concept in Algeria and an overview of the Algerian industry.

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