Industrial Clusters and Inter-Firm Networks

Industrial Clusters and Inter-Firm Networks

by Borje Johansson
     
 

ISBN-10: 1845420101

ISBN-13: 9781845420109

Pub. Date: 05/28/2005

Publisher: Elgar, Edward Publishing, Inc.

Regional economists, economic geographers and regional scientists will welcome this comprehensive new volume. It will also be a useful reference for policymakers and planners involved in industrial and regional economic development.  See more details below

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Regional economists, economic geographers and regional scientists will welcome this comprehensive new volume. It will also be a useful reference for policymakers and planners involved in industrial and regional economic development.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781845420109
Publisher:
Elgar, Edward Publishing, Inc.
Publication date:
05/28/2005
Series:
New Horizons in Regional Science Series
Pages:
520
Product dimensions:
6.50(w) x 9.40(h) x 1.70(d)

Table of Contents

1Industrial clusters and inter-firm networks : an introduction1
2Clusters, innovation and regional development : an analysis of current theories and evidence29
3Industrial districts as complex adaptive systems : agent-based models of emergent phenomena58
4Towards a system dynamics-based theory of industrial clusters83
5Parsing the menagerie of agglomeration and network externalities107
6Cognitive maps on sustainable development in industrial districts : a pilot study148
7The clustering of the British financial services industry173
8Governance mechanisms in the liquid packaging industry200
9Biotechnology and multimedia : cluster development in new industries231
10Regional clusters and entrepreneurial activities : empirical evidence from German regions260
11A preliminary analysis of functional and spatial clustering : the case of the Baltimore metropolitan region303
12New evidence on the geographic concentration of German industries321
13Regional partnerships for the biotech sector : North Carolina and Sweden361
14The formation of clustering of direct foreign investment and its role of inter-firm networks in China : case study of Qingdao development zones390
15Networks and technologies in an emerging cluster : the case of bioinstruments in Jena413
16Creative clusters - ideas and realities for cluster growth : the example of film in Vast in the region of Vastra Gotaland, Sweden453
17Regional development : a survey of innovation and clusters in Western Denmark475

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