ABSTRACT

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

Introduction

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

Limburg

ByMary Louise Rooney

chapter 6|19 pages

North-Rhine Westphalia

ByPeter Ache

chapter 7|16 pages

País Vasco

BySandra Taylor

chapter 8|16 pages

Scotland

ByPhilip Raines

chapter 9|18 pages

Styria

ByChristian Hartmann

chapter 10|15 pages

Tampere

ByPhilip Raines

part 3|21 pages

: Conclusions

chapter 11|19 pages

Clusters and prisms

ByPhilip Raines