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Economics of Clusters

A Brief History of Cluster Theories and Policy

Authors: Vicente, jerome

  • Provides a brief history of cluster theories
  • Examines knowledge externalities and geography of innovation
  • Explains how to avoid the geographical determinism of clusters
  • Explores the effects of proximity on cluster performances
  • Looks at the strengths and limits of cluster policy
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About this book

When we talk about clusters, it's the fabulous destiny of Silicon Valley that first comes to mind – the place where entrepreneurs and policymakers alike flock. But do we really understand the complex mechanics of these clusters? What tools can economics and other related disciplines use to analyze their performance? When it comes to spending taxpayer money to support cluster development, do benefits actually exceed costs? 

This book provides a synthesis of cluster theory and presents methodologies to analyze their structure and performance. It also contains insights into how to renew regional innovation policy.

The French edition of this volume was granted Best Book in Economics 2016 by The French Association of Economics (AFSE)

About the authors

Jérôme Vicente is Professor at Sciences-Po, head of the LEREPS and member of the executive board of the SMS (Structuring of Social Worlds) research unit, all at University of Toulouse, France. 

Table of contents (6 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Vicente, Jérôme

    Pages 1-4

  • A Brief History of Cluster Theory

    Vicente, Jérôme

    Pages 5-20

  • Untraded Interdependencies and Cluster Formation

    Vicente, Jérôme

    Pages 21-46

  • Proximity, Networks, and Cluster Dynamics

    Vicente, Jérôme

    Pages 47-84

  • Opportunities and Weaknesses of Cluster Policy

    Vicente, Jérôme

    Pages 85-103

Buy this book

eBook 41,64 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-78870-8
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover 51,99 €
price for Spain (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-78869-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Economics of Clusters
Book Subtitle
A Brief History of Cluster Theories and Policy
Authors
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Pivot
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-78870-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-78870-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-78869-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 111
Number of Illustrations and Tables
12 b/w illustrations
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