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Handbook of Research on Innovation and Clusters

Handbook of Research on Innovation and Clusters

Cases and Policies

Handbooks of Research on Clusters series

Edited by Charlie Karlsson

The role of innovations and clusters has increasingly dominated local and regional development policies in recent decades. This authoritative and accessible Handbook considers important aspects of high-tech clusters, analyses insightful cluster case studies, and provides a number of recommendations for cluster policies.

Preface

Edited by Charlie Karlsson

Subjects: business and management, organisational innovation, economics and finance, economics of innovation, regional economics, innovation and technology, economics of innovation, organisational innovation, urban and regional studies, clusters, regional economics

Extract

This Handbook of Research on Innovation and Clusters is intended to provide a comprehensive information source for scientists, students, policy makers and cluster managers keen to have an up-to-date overview of clustering in high-tech industries, cluster case studies and cluster policies. A parallel Handbook of Research on Innovation and Clusters: Cases and Policies will present a similar up-to-date overview of agglomeration and cluster theory, cluster research methods, clustering in different spatial contexts, and clustering in service industries. A rich empirical material in both Handbooks makes it possible to learn lessons from cluster experiences in many different industries and countries in Europe and North America. In organizing the two Handbooks, I have benefited from contributions afforded me by a large number of leading scientists in the field, who not only have written well-balanced and content-rich chapters but also have actively participated as referees of each other’s chapters. I thank them all for their contributions. I have also been effectively assisted by the staff at Edward Elgar. I thank them all. In particular, I have benefited from the support of licentiate Ulla Forslund-Johansson, who has been responsible for most of the direct contacts with the authors and with the staff at Edward Elgar as well as for the referee process. She has also gone through every chapter to check that all references are correct. Thank you, Ulla! During the work, I have benefited from financial support from the joint Centre of Excellence of Science and...