Clusters and Globalisation: The Development of Urban and Regional Economies

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Christos Pitelis, Roger Sugden, James R. Wilson
Edward Elgar, 2006 - 321 páginas

Clustering as an economic policy concern has become increasingly fashionable. The authors of this book shed light on this subject of which there remains remarkably little understanding, and even less agreement, regarding what clusters are, what they require for success and what impacts they are likely to have in different contexts, locally, nationally and globally.

Clusters and Globalisation brings together scholars with different perspectives and theoretical groundings, and from different disciplines, to consider conceptual arguments and case study material. In doing so the volume identifies key characteristics and requirements of the forms of cluster that are especially significant for the attainment of economic success in a globalising world.

This unique critical analysis of clusters in the framework of globalisation will strongly appeal to students and academics with an interest in economic development, public policy and globalisation. The book will also be of great interest to researchers in policy agencies concerned with local economic development and the design of cluster policies.

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A conceptual framework for firm cooperation and clusters
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A perspective on clusters localities and specific public goods
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Knowledge and clusters
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Edited by Christos Pitelis, Queens College, Cambridge, UK, Roger Sugden, University of British Columbia, Canada and James R. Wilson, Orkestra - Basque Institute of Competitiveness, Spain and Deusto Business School, Spain

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