Una metodologia partecipativa per la valutazione della politica dei cluster nel Paese Basco
AbstractPolicies that aim to support clusters of firms are now well established tools of regional policy agencies. Given their prominent and widespread position on regional policy agendas, the evaluation of cluster policies is a critical yet underexamined issue. The Basque Country Autonomous Community in Spain was one of the pioneers of regional cluster policy, and in recent years various evaluations have been made of different aspects of the policy. This paper develops the rationale for applying a participatory evaluation approach, rooted in an action research framework, to the cluster policy of the Basque government, arguments that we suggest can be generalised to similar policies elsewhere. Based on this rationale we present a methodology that has been designed for specific pilot application in the Basque Country. In doing so, we aim to contribute to debate around the applicability and practical implementation of such methodologies to the evaluation of «soft», co-operation-based regional policies.
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Volume (Year): 12 (2006-07)
Issue (Month): 29-30 ()
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cluster policy; participatory action research; Basque Country;
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