Clusters and Regional Development

Book Name : Clusters and Regional Development_x000D_
Critical Reflections and Explorations

By by Bjorn Asheim, Philip Cooke, Ron Martin

Sub Title : Critical Reflections and Explorations

Written by : by Bjorn Asheim, Philip Cooke, Ron Martin

Subject Category : Architecture Political Science

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Using international examples, leading scholars present the first critical analysis of cluster theory, assessing the cluster notion and drawing out, not only its undoubted strengths and attractions, but also its weaknesses and limitations. Over the past decade the 'cluster model’ has been seized on as a tool for promoting competitiveness, innovation and growth on local, regional and national scales. However, despite its popularity there is much about it that is problematic, and in some respects the rush to employ 'cluster ideas’ has run ahead of many fundamental conceptual, theoretical and empirical questions. Addressing key questions on the nature, use and effectiveness of cluster models, Clusters and Regional Development provides the missing thorough theoretical and empirical evaluation. Taylor and Francis; January 2006 ISBN 9781134273607 Read online, or download in secure PDF or secure EPUB format Title: Clusters and Regional Development Author: Bjorn Asheim (ed.); Philip Cooke (ed.); Ron Martin (ed.) Imprint: Routledge Subject categories Architecture Political Science > City Planning & Urban Development Business > Economics Science > Geography Sociology > Communities. Classes. Races > Urban groups. The city. Urban sociology > Regional planning Social Sciences ISBNs 0203640896 9780415349147 9780203640890 9781134273607 9781134273591 About The Author Bjorn Asheim is Professor of Economic Geography at the University of Lund, Sweden, and Professor at the Centre of Technology, Innovation, and Culture, University of Oslo, His research interests include international comparisons of creative cities, clusters and regional innovation systems. Philip Cooke is University Research Professor and founding Director of the Centre for Advanced Studies, University of Wales, Cardiff. His research interests lie in studies of economics of biotechnology, regional innovation systems, knowledge economies, and policy actions for business clusters and networks Ron Martin is Professor of Economic Geography and Fellow of the Cambridge-MIT Institute at the University of Cambridge. His research covers the theory and empirics of regional growth and competitiveness, local labour markets, the geographies of money and finance, and the spatial evolution of the 'new economy’.

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Bjorn Asheim is Professor of Economic Geography at the University of Lund, Sweden, and Professor at the Centre of Technology, Innovation, and Culture, University of Oslo, His research interests include international comparisons of creative cities, clusters and regional innovation systems.

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Architecture Political Science - City Planning & Urban Development Business - Economics Science - Geography Sociology - Communities. Classes. Races - Urban groups. The city. Urban sociology - Regional planning Social Sciences

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