Business & Economics

Innovation Clusters and Interregional Competition

Author: Johannes Bröcker

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

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Category: Business & Economics

Page: 412

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The world's leading experts contribute to our understanding of regional innovation, cluster formation and the factors that influence regional productivity and innovative performance. The text improves our understanding of the reasons why, how and where innovation clusters emerge, as well as the factors that determine their respective success or failure. In doing so, it provides a timely and comprehensive picture on innovation, location, networks and clusters as important means in an environment of intensifying interregional competition. The book is written for professional researchers as well as for students and practitioners in politics, business and consultancy.

Innovation Clusters and Interregional Competition

Author: Johannes Brocker

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Page: 426

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The world's leading experts contribute to our understanding of regional innovation, cluster formation and the factors that influence regional productivity and innovative performance. The text improves our understanding of the reasons why, how and where innovation clusters emerge, as well as the factors that determine their respective success or failure. In doing so, it provides a timely and comprehensive picture on innovation, location, networks and clusters as important means in an environment of intensifying interregional competition. The book is written for professional researchers as well as for students and practitioners in politics, business and consultancy.
Business & Economics

The Economics of Regional Clusters

Author: Uwe Blien

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

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Category: Business & Economics

Page: 311

View: 567

This important new book takes a critical view on regional industry clusters, in particular their identification and formation, and the policies which help create and support them.
Business & Economics

Foundations of the Knowledge Economy

Author: Knut Ingar Westeren

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

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Category: Business & Economics

Page: 283

View: 919

This book presents new evidence concerning the influential role of context and institutions on the relations between knowledge, innovation, clusters and learning. From a truly international perspective, the expert contributors capture the most interesting and relevant aspects of knowledge economy. They explore an evolutionary explanation of how culture can play a significant role in learning and the development of skills. Presenting new data and theory developments, this insightful book reveals how changes in the dynamics of knowledge influence the circumstances under which innovation occurs. It also examines cluster development in the knowledge economy, from regional to virtual space. This volume will prove invaluable to academics and researchers who are interested in exploring new ideas surrounding the knowledge economy. Those employed in consultant firms and the public sector, where an understanding of the knowledge economy is important, will also find plenty of relevant information in this enriching compendium.
Science

Enterprising Worlds

Author: Jay D. Gatrell

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

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Category: Science

Page: 276

View: 336

This book is the culmination of several years of work by geographers, planners, and economists. The chapters included in this volume represent the collective efforts of the International Geographical Union’s Commission on the Dynamics of Economic Spaces, at their 2005 annual meeting in Toledo, Ohio (USA). The papers were selected based on their contribution to the community of economic geographers and policymakers and to demonstrate the inherent interconnectedness of these themes.
Business & Economics

Interactive Learning for Innovation

Author: Björn Terje Asheim

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

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Category: Business & Economics

Page: 297

View: 533

This volume highlights the importance of interactive, practice-based learning as a means to promote more thorough innovation dynamics in regional and national economies. Successful experiences in Scandanavia and southern European countries are examined, with insightful policy lessons extracted from each case.
Business & Economics

New Technology-Based Firms in the New Millennium

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Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing

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Category: Business & Economics

Page: 288

View: 211

The papers in this volume address key themes relating to improving our understanding of the processes involved in high-technology entrepreneurship and of the design of effective policy to promote it. Topics examined include start-ups, entrepreneurship clusters, inter-firm collaboration, and growth strategy for high-technology small firms.
Business & Economics

Clusters, Networks and Innovation

Author: Stefano Breschi

Publisher: Oxford University Press

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Category: Business & Economics

Page: 499

View: 703

Recent years have seen strong interest and a growing amount of research and teaching on the phenomenon of economic and business 'clusters'. Even in a global world particular localities appear to have distinctive advantages. A key consideration for industrial policy and business location decisions, this book brings together cutting edge work on the issue by leading international scholars.
Science

Economics of Clusters

Author: Jérôme Vicente

Publisher: Springer

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Category: Science

Page: 111

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When we talk about clusters, it's the fabulous destiny of Silicon Valley that first comes to mind – the place where entrepreneurs and policymakers alike flock. But do we really understand the complex mechanics of these clusters? What tools can economics and other related disciplines use to analyze their performance? When it comes to spending taxpayer money to support cluster development, do benefits actually exceed costs? This book provides a synthesis of cluster theory and presents methodologies to analyze their structure and performance. It also contains insights into how to renew regional innovation policy. The French edition of this volume was granted Best Book in Economics 2016 by The French Association of Economics (AFSE)
Science

A Life Cycle for Clusters?

Author: Kerstin Press

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

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Category: Science

Page: 245

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This book studies the determinants of cluster survival by analyzing their adaptability to change in the economic environment. Linking theoretic knowledge with empirical observations, a simulation model (based in the N/K method) is developed, which explains when and why the cluster's architecture assists or hampers adaptability. It is found that architectures with intermediate degrees of division of labor and more collective governance forms foster adaptability.

The Life Cycle of Clusters

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Page: 328

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One-size-fits-all cluster policies have been rightly criticized in the literature. One promising approach is to focus cluster policies on the specific needs of firms depending on the stage of development (emergence, growth, sustainment or decline) their cluster is in. In this highly insightful book, these stage-specific cluster policies are analysed and evaluated. Moreover, several chapters also focus on smart specialization policies to promote regional development by taking into account the emergence and adaptation of clusters and industries.
Science

Learning from Clusters

Author: Ron A. Boschma

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

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Category: Science

Page: 434

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Jan Lambooy retired in October 2002. When Jan was asked how he wanted to celebrate this occasion, he was adamant that no great festivities should take place. Characteristically, Jan wanted just a scientific conference so he “could learn something from it” and, as he insisted, no great festivities. So that is what we did and a conference was organised in Amsterdam on 25 October 2002, hosted by the Faculty of Economics and Econometrics of the University of Amsterdam. Friends of Jan’s from academia in the Netherlands and abroad participated and thus paid homage to Jan, both as a scientist and as a person. We are now very proud to present this festschrift, firstly as the palpable result of this conference and secondly as a token of sincere respect and great affection for Jan. Edited volumes run the danger of being a hotchpotch of contributions on a wide variety of topics. Here, we have explicitly focused on a central theme in contemporary economic geography and regional science, namely the relationship between learning, innovation and clustering. Internationally renowned scientists made both theoretical and empirical contributions to this volume. We think this book constitutes a broad palette of contemporary thinking and research on the relationship between spatial concentration and innovation and hope it will play a significant role in future debates on this issue.
Business & Economics

Overcoming Uncertainty of Institutional Environment as a Tool of Global Crisis Management

Author: Elena G. Popkova

Publisher: Springer

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Category: Business & Economics

Page: 642

View: 748

This book is the result of recent research by contemporary scientists on topics which were discussed at the conference of the same name in Volgograd, Russia in April 2017. The global economic system is currently in a stage of active formation and development: its boundaries and conditions of existence are constantly changing, which is accompanied by crises that influence the economic systems of its member countries. In order to solve problems emanating from global economic crises, a new direction was formed in modern science – global crisis management. Development of this direction requires the formation of the accompanying categorical apparatus, the development of a corresponding scientific and methodological basis, and the engagement in extensive practical research.
Business & Economics

The Global Diamond Industry

Author: Roman Grynberg

Publisher: Springer

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Category: Business & Economics

Page: 304

View: 746

The Global Diamond Industry: Economics and Development brings together a collection of papers covering various aspects of the diamond industry including economics, law, history, sociology and development across two volumes.
Business & Economics

The Cluster Organization

Author: Anna Maria Lis

Publisher: Routledge

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Category: Business & Economics

Page: 272

View: 230

Cluster organizations are becoming more and more popular, both in developing and developed countries. Considering the development of cluster policy and the related dynamic growth of cluster initiatives in the world, the lack of sufficient knowledge on the development of cooperation in cluster organizations inhibits their development and, in many cases, causes their complete disintegration. The book provides new important elements to the current system of knowledge, filling in cognitive and research gaps in the scientific literature on problems related to cooperation in cluster organizations. The most valuable features for the reader concern the epistemological, methodological, and application aspects. The new element includes a theoretical concept, which refers to the trajectory of development of cooperative relationships in cluster organizations that facilitates the understanding and explanation of mechanisms responsible for cooperation in such organizations. The concept also has great practical advantages, especially for people implementing the idea of "clustering": coordinators, facilitators, and members of cluster organizations as well as politicians and public authorities are responsible for shaping and implementing the cluster policy. It will be of value to researchers, academics, and students in fields with an interest in organizational studies, management of innovation and technology, strategic management, industrial economics, and economic geography.
Business & Economics

Clusters and Regional Development

Author: Bjorn Asheim

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN:

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 320

View: 523

Using international examples, leading scholars present the first critical analysis of cluster theory, assessing the cluster notion and drawing out, not only its undoubted strengths and attractions, but also its weaknesses and limitations. Over the past decade the ‘cluster model’ has been seized on as a tool for promoting competitiveness, innovation and growth on local, regional and national scales. However, despite its popularity there is much about it that is problematic, and in some respects the rush to employ ‘cluster ideas’ has run ahead of many fundamental conceptual, theoretical and empirical questions. Addressing key questions on the nature, use and effectiveness of cluster models, Clusters and Regional Development provides the missing thorough theoretical and empirical evaluation.