Emerging clusters : theoretical, empirical and political perspectives on the initial stage of cluster evolution / ed. by Dirk Fornahl ...

This book rigorously explores the critical, initial stage of cluster emergence in which the seeds for further growth are sown. Whether economic growth actually occurs, however, ultimately depends on various regional conditions and the processes in place. The contributors offer a broad spectrum of conceptual perspectives and empirical case studies on the regional factors and policies required for economic growth. They discuss the link between new clusters and established regional paths, the generation of institutions and endogenous dynamics, and the patterns of emergence and growth of successful clusters. A number of important questions are addressed, including: • How do opportunities and crises influence cluster emergence? • Is cluster emergence purely random or can it be planned? • How can emerging clusters be identified and their growth patterns measured? • How can regional policies support cluster emergence? Filling a gap in the literature on the actual genesis of clusters, this path-breaking book will prove a fascinating read for academics focusing on economics, geography, entrepreneurship, technological change and innovation, and regional studies.

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Persons: Fornahl, Dirk [Other]; Henn, Sebastian [Other]; Menzel, Max-Peter [Other]
Conference:Workshop Emerging Clusters: Theoretical, Empirical and Political Aspects of the First Stage of Cluster Evolution (2008, Jena)
Format: Book
Publication:Cheltenham [u.a.] : Edward Elgar, c2010
Part of:Industrial dynamics, entrepreneurship and innovation
Subjects:Regionales Cluster > Räumliche Verteilung > Unternehmenserfolg > Wirtschaftswachstum > Welt
Industrial clusters
Economic development
Cluster (Wirtschaft)
Regionale Wirtschaftsstruktur
Regionale Wirtschaftsstruktur > Unternehmensentwicklung > Cluster
Type of content:Konferenzschrift (2008, Jena)
Related resources:Online-Ausg.: Emerging clusters
Erscheint auch als Online-Ausgabe: Emerging clusters
Notes:Enth. Literaturangaben und Index
Enth. 13 Beitr
Physical description:IX, 373 S. : Tab., Kt., graph. Darst. ; a
ISBN:1-84844-522-9 : (hbk.) £75.00
978-1-84844-522-2 : (hbk.) £75.00
Basic Classification: 74.08 Wirtschaftsgeographie
83.13 Theorie der Wirtschaftspolitik, Wohlfahrtstheorie
Further information:Inhaltsverzeichnis
Inhaltsbeschreibung & Leseprobe