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Support Policies in Clusters: Prioritization of Support Needs by Cluster Members According to Cluster Life Cycle

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  • Gülçin Salýngan

    (Okan University,Business Administration Programme, Istanbul, Turkey.)

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    Economic development has always been a moving target. Both the national and local governments have been facing the challenge of implementing the effective and efficient economic policy and program in order to best utilize their limited resources. One of the recent approaches in this area is called cluster-based economic analysis and strategy development. This study reviews key literature and some of the cluster based economic policies adopted by different governments. Based on this review, it proposes “the cluster life cycle” as a determining factor to identify the support requirements of clusters. A survey, designed based on literature review of International Cluster support programs, was conducted with 30 participants from 3 clusters with different maturity stage. This paper discusses the results of this study conducted among the cluster members in Eskiþehir- Bilecik-Kütahya Region in Turkey on the requirement of the support to foster the development of related clusters.

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    Article provided by Econjournals in its journal International Review of Management and Marketing.

    Volume (Year): 2 (2012)
    Issue (Month): 3 ()
    Pages: 165-176

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    Handle: RePEc:eco:journ3:2012-02-17

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    Keywords: Industrial Clusters; Industrial policy; Government Policy;

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    1. Martin, Philippe & Mayer, Thierry & Mayneris, Florian, 2008. "Public Support to Clusters: A Firm Level Study of French “Local Productive Systems”," CEPR Discussion Papers 7102, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers.
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