This title was first published in 2001. Analyzing and comparing several growth clusters in nine European cities, this compelling volume examines the critical success factors that determine the economic development of urban regions.
'…van der Berg, Braun and van Winden have produced a well-structured, informative analysis of clusters that should stand as a benchmark for future comparative research.' Urban Geography
Contents: Introduction and background; Theory and frame of analysis; The tourist cluster of Amsterdam; The mechatronics cluster in Eindhoven; The telecom cluster in Helsinki; The media cluster in Leipzig; The health cluster in Lyons; The cultural cluster in Manchester; The media cluster in Munich; The audio visual cluster in Rotterdam; The health cluster in Vienna; Synthesis.