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Cluster dynamics and policy implications

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  • Brenner Thomas

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Abstract Local clusters are widely discussed in the economic and geographic literature. After a short overview on the mathematical literature, this paper presents a theoretical model of cluster formation that allows to deduce advice for policy intervention. The model is mathematically and numerically analysed and different policy measures are examined. It is shown that the timing of policy measures is important and that for different measures different time windows of opportunity exist.

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  • Brenner Thomas, 2008. "Cluster dynamics and policy implications," Zeitschrift für Wirtschaftsgeographie, De Gruyter, vol. 52(1), pages 146-162, October.
  • Handle: RePEc:bpj:zfwige:v:52:y:2008:i:1:p:146-162:n:12
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