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Handbook of Research on Cluster Theory (Handbooks of Research on Clusters Series)

Handbook of Research on Cluster Theory (Handbooks of Research on Clusters Series)

ISBN: 9781847208347
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
Publication Date: 2008-05-31
Number of pages: 119
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'This is a book every regional scientist and spatial analyst should have on their bookshelf. Like most handbook type publications it provides depth and breadth on the basics of the industrial clustering concept. However, unlike most of these type of collections, it goes beyond the foundation material to identify and speculate on questions that are emerging on the research frontiers such as at the intersection of cluster theory and agglomeration processes, knowledge spillovers and technology transfer - not to mention the obvious link to economic development theory, policy and practice.'
- Roger R. Stough, George Mason University, US

'This eclectic volume presents a host of methods to describe tendencies for the joint location of economic agents in space. And it illustrates useful applications of these concepts in diverse fields - financial services, culture, tourism, and industry, to name just a few.'
- John M. Quigley, University of California, US

Clusters have increasingly dominated local and regional development policies in recent decades and the growing intellectual and political interest for clusters and clustering is the prime motivation for this handbook.

Charlie Karlsson unites leading experts to present a thorough overview of economic cluster research. Topics explored include agglomeration and cluster theory, methods for analysing clusters, clustering in different spatial contexts and clustering in service industries. Encompassing the developed economies of Europe and North America, the handbook provides a basis for improving cluster policy formulation, interpretation and analyses.

This comprehensive overview of research on economic clusters will be of interest to scholars and PhD students in (regional) economics, economic geography, regional planning and management as well as practitioners and policymakers at the national, regional and local levels involved in cluster formation and cluster management.

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