Regional development, universities and strategies for cluster promotion

Charles, David (2007) Regional development, universities and strategies for cluster promotion. In: Bright Satanic Mills: Universities, Regional Development and the Knowledge Economy. Taylor & Francis, London, pp. 53-68. ISBN 9780754645856, 9780367603809, 9781315569970

Full text not available from this repository.
Official URL:


Universities and clusters have both become central in economic development fashion in recent years. Both are also closely linked with a concern for the development of new industries and new technology-based firms, although the wider implications of both in economic development terms can be simultaneously overlooked. The cluster concept in particular has become an almost obligatory element in regional economic development policies, and its application is now spreading across all scales of economic policy in both advanced and developing nations. Definitions of clusters vary greatly, but one approach that has resonance for a number of possible policy applications is that of a ‘reduced scale innovation system’, as used in a recent OECD study group (den Hertog, Bergman and Charles, 2001). Using this definition I focus on clusters as groups of interacting firms and agencies that collectively enhance innovation performance through acting as a system. This has some resonance with national innovation systems (Edquist, 1997), but is sectorally or technologically more focused and usually operates at a territorial scale that is less than national.

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: N100 Business studies
X300 Academic studies in Education
Department: Faculties > Business and Law > Newcastle Business School
Related URLs:
Depositing User: Paul Burns
Date Deposited: 13 Mar 2018 14:57
Last Modified: 22 Mar 2023 14:26

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item


Downloads per month over past year

View more statistics