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Contributions towards a Cluster Strategy for the Sea in the Algarve

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  • Monteiro, Pedro

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    (Agriculture and Fisheries of the Algarve)

  • Noronha, Teresa

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    (University of Algarve)

  • Neto, Paulo

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    (University of Evora)

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This article advocates the relevance and crucial need for a strategic vision of the Algarve based on a cluster approach for its economy of the sea. The article reviews the literature on clusters and relevant topics related and relevant to that issue. It starts by summarizing the scope and structure of the article, followed by a theoretical framework, which highlight the key features and benefits associated with the cluster approach taken, the role of knowledge - intensive service activities as key drivers for innovation and entrepreneurship, taken as critical factors for successful cluster strategy advocated, along with the networking and cooperation, innovation systems and the importance of knowledge spillovers for knowledge management within the cluster

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Paper provided by CIEO-Research Centre for Spatial and Organizational Dynamics, University of Algarve in its series Spatial and Organizational Dynamics Discussion Papers with number 2011-10.

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Length: 14 pages
Date of creation: 30 Nov 2011
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Handle: RePEc:ris:cieodp:2011_010

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Keywords: Cluster; Innovation; Network; Spillover;

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