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Penser la production de connaissances pour repenser la politique des clusters


  • Joelle Forest

    () (EVS - Environnement Ville Société - ENS Lyon - École normale supérieure - Lyon - Mines Saint-Étienne MSE - École des Mines de Saint-Étienne - Institut Mines-Télécom [Paris] - UL2 - Université Lumière - Lyon 2 - UJML - Université Jean Moulin - Lyon III - Université de Lyon - INSA Lyon - Institut National des Sciences Appliquées de Lyon - Université de Lyon - INSA - Institut National des Sciences Appliquées - UJM - Université Jean Monnet [Saint-Étienne] - ENTPE - École Nationale des Travaux Publics de l'État - ENSAL - École nationale supérieure d'architecture de Lyon - CNRS - Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique)


Underlining the role of the innovation in the dynamism and the development of nations, the research works dedicated to the innovation widely influenced the elaboration of the public policies in favour of the innovation. Since many years, number of countries, taking into account the importance granted, on one hand, to knowledge and, on the other hand, to the role of the space in the innovation dynamics, are thinking their innovation policy in a new way. It is precisely in such a context that the french competitiveness clusters policy is born. These last one is considered as a new industrial policy in order to promote the french competitiveness. To this end, they bring together the industrial, scientific and academic players in a given local area with the idea that the interaction between the actors of the innovation allows to stimulate the diffusion of the knowledge necessary for the innovation. Considering that the diffusion of knowledge is a necessary but not sufficient condition of the innovation, we shall sketch the implications for innovation public policy. Precisely, we defend the thesis that it is necessary that the public action does not focus in a exclusive way on the diffusion of the knowledge but also on their production.

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  • Joelle Forest, 2009. "Penser la production de connaissances pour repenser la politique des clusters," Post-Print halshs-00487250, HAL.
  • Handle: RePEc:hal:journl:halshs-00487250
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    1. Benjamin Zimmer & Julie Stal-Le Cardinal & Bernard Yannou & Gilles Le Cardinal & François Piette & Vincent Boly, 2014. "A methodology for the development of innovation clusters: application in the health care sector," Post-Print hal-01152287, HAL.


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