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Using the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) to Identify National Industry Cluster Templates for Applied Regional Analysis


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  • Christina Kelton
  • Margaret Pasquale
  • Robert Rebelein


Kelton C. M. L., Pasquale M. K. and Rebelein R. P. Using the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) to identify national industry cluster templates for applied regional analysis, Regional Studies. Whereas Feser and Bergman developed the concept of national-level cluster templates and introduced a systematic methodology to identify such clusters, their technique and results were based on the now-outdated Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) system for categorizing industries. The paper updates their results using the 1997 Benchmark Input-Output Accounts for the USA, which are based on the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS). Since the treatment of services is much more comprehensive under NAICS, the paper expands on the Feser and Bergman manufacturing templates to identify more comprehensive mixed-sector templates. The cluster templates determined can provide a foundation for regional economic development strategies. [image omitted] Kelton C. M. L., Pasquale M. K. et Rebelein R. P. L'emploi des NAICS afin d'identifier des modeles de grappes nationales industrielles pour l'analyse regionale appliquee, Regional Studies. Alors que Feser et Bergman ont developpe la notion de modeles de grappes sur le plan national et ont avance une methodologie systematique afin d'identifier de telles grappes, leur technique et leurs resultats ont ete fondes sur le classement industriel SIC (Standard Industrial Classification) qui est aujourd'hui depasse. A partir des Benchmark Input-Output Accounts (tableau repere des echanges inter-industriels) pour les E-U et fondes sur la NAICS (North American Industry Classification System), on remet a jour leurs resultats. Vu que le traitement des services est beaucoup plus detaille selon le classement NAICS, on peut developper les modeles industriels de Feser et Bergman afin d'identifier des modeles sectoriels mixtes plus detailles. Les modeles de grappes ainsi determines pourraient fournir un point de depart pour les strategies d'amenagement du territoire. Grappes et liens industriels Amenagement du territoire Kelton C. M. L., Pasquale M. K. und Rebelein R. P. Identifizierung nationaler Branchencluster-Vorlagen zur angewandten Regionalanalyse mit Hilfe des NAICS, Regional Studies. Feser und Bergman entwickelten das Konzept von Clustervorlagen auf nationaler Ebene und fuhrten zur Identifizierung dieser Cluster eine systematische Methodologie ein. Allerdings stutzten sich ihre Technik und Ergebnisse auf das inzwischen veraltete Branchenkategorisierungsschema der Standard Industrial Classification (SIC). Wir aktualisieren ihre Ergebnisse mit Hilfe der Benchmark-Input-Output-Konten fur die USA, die auf dem Klassifikationsschema North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) beruhen. Im NAICS werden Dienstleistungen in weitaus starkerem Masse berucksichtigt, weshalb wir die Produktionsvorlagen von Feser und Bergman weiterentwickeln konnen, um umfassendere Vorlagen mit gemischten Sektoren zu identifizieren. Die von uns entwickelten Clustervorlagen konnen als Grundlage fur Strategien zur regionalen Wirtschaftsentwicklung dienen. Branchencluster und Verknupfungen Regionalentwicklungspolitik Kelton C. M. L., Pasquale M. K. y Rebelein R. P. Identificacion de las plantillas de aglomeracion de la industrial nacional para el analisis regional aplicado mediante SCIAN, Regional Studies. Feser y Bergman desarrollaron el concepto de plantillas de aglomeracion a nivel nacional e introdujeron una metodologia sistematica para identificar estas aglomeraciones. Sin embargo, su tecnica y resultados para clasificar las industrias estaban basados en el ahora ya desfasado sistema de Clasificacion Estandar Industrial (codigo de SIC). Nosotros hemos actualizado sus resultados con ayuda del modelo de analisis comparativo de entrada-salida de 1997 para los Estados Unidos, basado en el sistema de clasificacion industrial de America del Norte (SCIAN). Dado que el tratamiento de los servicios es mucho mas completo en el SCIAN, podemos ampliar las plantillas de fabricacion de Feser y Bergman para identificar plantillas del sector mixto mas exhaustivas. Las plantillas de aglomeracion que hemos determinado pueden cimentar las bases para las estrategias de desarrollo en la economia regional. Aglomeraciones y vinculos industriales Politica de desarrollo regional

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Article provided by Taylor & Francis Journals in its journal Regional Studies.

Volume (Year): 42 (2007)
Issue (Month): 3 ()
Pages: 305-321

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Handle: RePEc:taf:regstd:v:42:y:2007:i:3:p:305-321

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Keywords: Industry clusters and linkages; Regional development policy;


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  1. João Lopes, 2011. "Industrial Clustering and Sectoral Growth: a Network Dynamics Approach," ERSA conference papers ersa11p637, European Regional Science Association.
  2. Santosh Kumar, Sahu & K., Narayanan, 2011. "Energy Intensity and Firm Performance: Do Energy Clusters Matter?," MPRA Paper 43457, University Library of Munich, Germany.


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