Clusters and benchmarks on the dynamics of nanoscience and nanotechnology
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The structure and evolution of industrial clusters: Transactions, technology and knowledge spillovers

Book or journal references : Research Policy, vol. 35, pp. 1018-1036 (2006).

Author(s) : Iammarino , S. and McCann , P.

Abstract :

In this paper, we investigate the relationship between location patterns, innovation processes and industrial clusters. In order to do this we extend a transactions costs-based classification into a knowledge-based taxonomy of clusters, along the lines suggested by a critical revision of the main assumptions underlying most of the existing literature on spatial clusters. Our arguments show that the transactions costs approach and the innovation and technological regimes framework are broadly consistent, and that real insights into the microfoundations, nature, and evolution of clusters can be provided by these classification systems. (c) 2006 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

Keywords :

industrial clusters; firm location; innovation processes; technological regimes; cluster classification ECONOMIC-GEOGRAPHY; INNOVATION; LOCATION; AGGLOMERATION; CITIES; GROWTH; INFORMATION; PERSPECTIVE; PERFORMANCE; DISTRICTS

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