Importance The article discusses the sourcing approach to forming and developing cluster-based entities. Objectives The research outlines the scenario for forming an industrial cluster by sourcing out productive functions, including single-sourcing and multi-sourcing. Methods The research uses the production outsourcing, specifically single-sourcing and multi-sourcing. Results We suggest a scenario for forming the industrial cluster through production outsourcing, specifically single-sourcing and multi-sourcing. Conclusions and Relevance We proposed this scenario as one of the probable ones. Therefore further researches will help forge a comprehensive approach to formalizing cluster-based entities. The findings may prove useful for those who deal with the theory and practice of economics, and executives at major industrial enterprises and public officials to arrange for cluster policy measures.
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