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Factors and Mechanisms Causing the Emergence of Local Industrial Clusters - A Meta-Study of 159 Cases

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  • Thomas Brenner
  • André Mühlig

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Local industrial clusters have attracted much attention in the recent economic and geographical literature. A huge number of case studies have been conducted. This paper presents a meta-analysis of the case studies of 159 local industrial clusters in various countries and industries. Based on an overview of the various theories and arguments about the emergence of such clusters in the literature, it analyses the involvement of 35 different local conditions and processes, providing a summary on the knowledge that is gathered in these case studies with a comparison between continents, new and old clusters, and high- and low-tech industries.

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Paper provided by Max Planck Institute of Economics, Evolutionary Economics Group in its series Papers on Economics and Evolution with number 2007-23.

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Keywords: local industrial clusters; case studies; meta-study; local conditions Length 44 pages;

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