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Entrepreneurship in Cluster

In: Entrepreneurship in the Region


  • Ralf Binder
  • Björn Sautter


In recent years there has been intensive scientific discussion about the concept of clusters1, in which attention has also been given to business foundings (cf Stemberg and Litzenberger, 2004; Fomahl and Menzel, 2002). Theoretical arguments propose that the particular economic and social environmental framework conditions of a cluster have an effect on entrepreneurial activities in the cluster (cf Feldman, 2001; Saxenian, 1994; Krugman, 1991). However, interpretations of the direction of the effect differ substantially.

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  • Ralf Binder & Björn Sautter, 2006. "Entrepreneurship in Cluster," International Studies in Entrepreneurship, in: Michael Fritsch & Juergen Schmude (ed.), Entrepreneurship in the Region, chapter 8, pages 143-169, Springer.
  • Handle: RePEc:spr:inschp:978-0-387-28376-0_8
    DOI: 10.1007/0-387-28376-5_8

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