Business Clusters

An International Perspective

By Martin Perry

© 2004 – Routledge

252 pages

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Paperback: 9780415439916
pub: 2007-02-28
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About the Book

Clusters of specialized businesses are being promoted around the world, aided by high-profile examples such as Silicon Valley.

Using evidence from high- and low-income economies, as well as detailed case studies that show the special conditions behind successful clusters, this book provides a new vantage point on this high-interest topic, making it ideal for students of business location, policy-makers and managers seeking a real-world understanding of clustering.

Table of Contents

1. Business Advantage in Clusters

2. A History of Clusters

3. Location Theory and Clusters

4. Counting Clusters

5. New Economic Geography

6. Cluster Successes

7. Clusters in Developing Countries

8. Promoting Clusters

9. Clusters Lasts Stand

About the Series

Routledge Studies in Business Organizations and Networks

How do firms work? What networks are involved in driving organizations forward? This series presents titles which look at the dynamics of organizations and the particular effects of different types of business networks. It covers topics such as:

  • Industrial networks
  • Transaction cost economics
  • Organization theory
  • Change and information
  • New theories of the firm.

It considers both the economic, cultural and environmental factors that govern the success and failure of business networks and organizations.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Economic Conditions
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Industries / Retailing
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Development / Economic Development