East London Tech City: Ideas without a strategy?
This article examines the Coalition Governmentâ€™s â€˜Tech Cityâ€™ proposals for East London. The Government wants to support the nascent tech cluster in East London, encourage inward investment, and develop the post-2012 Olympic Park into a high-tech hub. After examining the initiative in more detail, the article moves on to discuss why, and how, policy should support the development of high-tech industries in East London. It draws on location and cluster theory, the experience of initiatives to support high-tech clusters in other countries, and an examination of Londonâ€™s existing strengths in order to suggest a realistic and evidence-based way forward.
Volume (Year): 26 (2011)
Issue (Month): 3 (May)
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