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The Flowchart Approach to Industrial Cluster Policy
 
 
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09 Jan 2008
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Industrial cluster policy is crucial to the development of regions in East Asia. Theories of agglomeration and clustering show that industrial clusters are effective ways of generating external economies and reducing transportation costs on a small and large-scale. Before a effective cluster can be built, however, it is necessary to clarify the conditions which are required for its success.
This book presents a framework for analysing industrial cluster policies. The flowchart approach is a practical method which makes it clear what factors are important in building industrial clusters, how firms are agglomerated and how policy measures are prioritised.
With case studies from China, USA, India, Japan, Thailand and Mexico, this book provides a detailed and comprehensive exploration of industrial clusters, and explains how the flowchart approach can be applied in analysing these case studies.


Description

Industrial cluster policy is crucial to the development of regions in East Asia. Theories of agglomeration and clustering show that industrial clusters are effective ways of generating external economies and reducing transportation costs on a small and large-scale. Before a effective cluster can be built, however, it is necessary to clarify the conditions which are required for its success.
This book presents a framework for analysing industrial cluster policies. The flowchart approach is a practical method which makes it clear what factors are important in building industrial clusters, how firms are agglomerated and how policy measures are prioritised.
With case studies from China, USA, India, Japan, Thailand and Mexico, this book provides a detailed and comprehensive exploration of industrial clusters, and explains how the flowchart approach can be applied in analysing these case studies.


Contents

Introduction; A.Kuchiki & M.Tsuji
Formation and Growth of Economic Agglomerations and Industrial Clusters: A Theoretical Framework from the Viewpoint of Spatial Economics; M.Fujita
The Flowchart Approach to Industrial Cluster Policy: Guangzhou's Automobile Industry Cluster; A.Kuchiki & H.Tsukada
Industrial Clusters in the Austin Area: The Austin Technopolis Case Study; J.Kabir
Automobile Clusters in India: Evidence from Chennai and the National Capital Region; A.Okada
The Process and Factors of Industrial Cluster Formation: A Flowchart Approach to Industrial Cluster Policy in Japan; K.Yoshida
An Empirical Examination of the Flowchart Approach to Industrial Clustering: Case Study of Greater Bangkok, Thailand; M.Tsuji, S.Miyahara & Y.Ueki
The Evolution of the High-Tech Electronics Cluster in Guadalajara, Mexico; Y.Hisamatsu
Conclusion; M.Tsuji & A.Kuchiki
Appendix: Theory of a Flowchart Approach to Industrial Cluster Policy; A.Kuchiki


Authors

AKIFUMI KUCHIKI is Executive Vice President of Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO), Japan. His previous publications include 'Catastrophe Expectations and the Importance of Timing in of Policy Implementation' in Economic Papers, Osaka University, 'Silicon Valley in the South' in the Brazilian Journal of Political Economy (with Mitsuhiro Kagami) and Industrial Clusters in Asia (with Masatsugu Tsuji).

MASOTSUGU TSUJI is Professor of Economics at the Graduate School of Applied Informatics, University of Hyogo, Japan, and Professor Emeritus at Osaka University, Japan. His previous publications include Private Initiatives in Infrastructure (with Sanford V. Berg and Michael Pollitt), The Internet Revolution (with Emanuele Giovannetti and Mitsuhiro Kagami), Information Technology Policy and the Digital Divide: Lessons for Developing Countries (with Mitsuhiro Kagami and Emanuele Giovanetti), Industrial Clusters in Asia (with Akifumi Kuchiki) and Industrial Agglomeration and New Technologies (with Emanuele Giovanetti and Mitsuhiro Kagami).