Nailya K. Nurlanova, Akedil K. Omarov
The purpose of the article was to study the main directions of structural modernization of the economy and the rationale for the use of the cluster approach in the development of the domestic manufacturing industry. The article discusses the priority areas of modernization of the manufacturing industry. Analyzed a set of measures for innovation and technological modernization. It is proposed to use the cluster approach to the implementation of the structural modernization of the processing industry of Kazakhstan. The main directions for further modernization with the use of a cluster model are outlined. Explanations are given that industrial-innovative development is considered the main priority of the economic and social development of the country, as well as an important condition for improving product quality and improving the competitiveness of industrial production.
Key words: Structural modernization, manufacturing industry, productivity, innovative activity, technological structure.