Cluster Genesis: Technology-based Industrial Development by Pontus Braunerhjelm

Cluster Genesis: Technology-based Industrial Development

EditorPontus Braunerhjelm, Maryann P. Feldman

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Clusters - regional concentrations of related firms and organizations - are seen as being an important element of economic growth and innovation. But there is little understanding of how clusters come into existence, and little guidance provided on the role of policies that are conducive tothe formation of clusters. Cluster Genesis focuses on these early origins of clusters. The case histories of well-known, established clusters, as well as more recently-developed clusters are discussed, including: DT The Hollywood motion picture cluster,DT Silicon Valley, DT Boston and San Francisco biotech regions,DT The Biotech industry in China,DT Medicon Valley in Scandinavia,DT The Irish ITC sector. Leading scholars contribute chapters examining cluster genesis, the divergent processes by which clusters arise, how multinationals contribute to cluster development, and how economic development policy may promote or hinder cluster genesis. Cluster Genesis uses a variety of methodological perspectives, examines a range of policy options, and draws on a number of rich case histories, and will be key reading for academics, researchers, and students of Economics, Innovation, Sociology, Geography, and Management Studies, as well aseconomic development officials and policy makers.

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Pontus Braunerhjelm earned his Ph D at the Graduate Institute of International Studies, Geneva, Switzerland, in 1994. His research centers around issues related to entrepreneurship, knowledge, localization and industrial dynamics and growth. His has published extensively in journals and also contributed to several books internationall...
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Title:Cluster Genesis: Technology-based Industrial DevelopmentFormat:PaperbackDimensions:336 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.79 inPublished:November 1, 2007Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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1. Maryann Feldman and Pontus Braunerhjelm: The Genesis of Industrial ClustersI: Creation Myths Revisited2. Allen J. Scott: The Origins and Growth of the Hollywood Motion-Picture Industry: The First Three Decades3. Martin Kenney and Donald Patton: The Co-evolution of Technologies and Institutions: Silicon Valley as the Iconic High-Technology Cluster4. Jason Owen-Smith and Walter W. Powell: Accounting for Emergence and Novelty in Boston and Bay Area BiotechnologyII: I. Considering the Developing Cluster Context5. Elaine Romanelli and Maryann Feldman: Anatomy of Cluster Development: The Case of U.S. Human Biotherapeutics, 1976-20036. Martha Prevezer and Han Tang: Policy-Induced Clusters: The Genesis of Biotechnology Clustering on the East Coast of China7. Pontus Braunerhjelm and Christian Helgesson: The Emergence of a European Biotechnology Cluster: The case of Medicon Valley8. Frank Barry: The Emergence of Ireland's ICT Clusters: The Role of Foreign Direct Investment9. Gil Avnimelech and Morris Teubal: The Emergence of Israel's Venture Capital Industry: How Policy Can Influence High-Tech Cluster DynamicsIII: I. Crafting Cluster and Economic Development Policy10. Luigi Orsenigo: Clusters and Clustering: Stylised Facts, Issues, and Theories11. Mario A. Maggioni: Mors tua, Vita mea? The Rise and Fall of Innovative Industrial Clusters12. David A. Wolfe and Meric S. Gertler: Local Antecedents and Trigger Events: Policy Implications of Path Dependence for Cluster Formation13. Bo Carlsson: The Role of Public Policy in Emerging Clusters