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1st Edition

Cluster Development and Policy

Edited By

Philip Raines

ISBN 9781138717633
Published October 31, 2019 by Routledge
202 Pages

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Book Description

This title was first published in 2002. Examining cluster development policy in Europe and outlining its distinctive features, this innovative text places it within the national context of regional policy-making. It also identifies the features supporting the successful development of industrial clusters and provides a clear overview of cluster theory and policy practice followed by seven key case studies on the history and operation of different cluster policies in Europe. While there has been a number of books on the theory of cluster development little research has been published on policy. By filling this gap, this book will be of interest to a policy-making audience as well as students and researchers of regional economic development throughout Europe.

Table of Contents

Contents: Introduction, Philip Raines. Theory: Cluster concepts - the social engineering of a new regional institutional fix?, Peter Ache; Cluster policy - does it exist?, Philip Raines. Practice: Arve Valley, François Josserand; Limburg, Mary Louise Rooney; North-Rhine Westphalia, Peter Ache; País Vasco, Sandra Taylor; Scotland, Philip Raines; Styria, Christian Hartmann; Tampere, Philip Raines. Conclusions: Clusters and prisms, Philip Raines; Bibliography; Index.

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Philip Raines, Senior Research Fellow, European Policies Research Centre, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, Scotland, UK