Dynamics of Industrial Clustering : International Comparisons in Computing and Biotechnology

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Overview

Why do firms in high-technology industries cluster at particular locations? Comparing the clustering process in the UK and the US in both computing and biotechnology, the contributors to this volume establish that new firms have been attracted to particular sites by the presence of opportunities not taken up by incumbent firms.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780198289593
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 3/28/1998
  • Pages: 360
  • Lexile: 1500L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 5.70 (w) x 8.60 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Peter Swann is the European Managing Editor of the journal, Economics of Innovation and New Technology

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Table of Contents

List of Contributors
1 Introduction 1
2 Clusters, Innovation, and Growth: A Survey of the Literature 13
3 Towards a Model of Clustering in High-Technology Industries 52
4 Clusters in the US Computing Industry 77
5 Clustering Dynamics in the UK Computer Industries: A Comparison with the USA 106
6 Clustering in Biotechnology in the USA 124
7 Clustering and UK Biotechnology 194
8 Comparison and Interaction between Computing and Biotechnology 225
9 Clusters and Competitiveness: A Policy Perspective 257
10 Conclusions 298
References 309
Index 329
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