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.

chapter 1|4 pages


ByPhilip Raines

part 1|29 pages

: Theory

chapter 3|13 pages

Cluster policy – does it exist?

ByPhilip Raines

part 2|121 pages

: Practice

chapter 4|17 pages

Arve Valley

ByFrançois Josserand

chapter 5|16 pages


ByMary Louise Rooney

chapter 6|19 pages

North-Rhine Westphalia

ByPeter Ache

chapter 7|16 pages

País Vasco

BySandra Taylor

chapter 8|16 pages


ByPhilip Raines

chapter 9|18 pages


ByChristian Hartmann

chapter 10|15 pages


ByPhilip Raines

part 3|21 pages

: Conclusions

chapter 11|19 pages

Clusters and prisms

ByPhilip Raines