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Historical Trajectory and Knowledge Embeddedness: A Case Study in the French Perfume Cluster

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  • Dorota Leszczyńska

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Much of the research on clusters refers to trajectories as a central feature of regional development. In this article, we explore changes within a French perfume cluster in order to show how a theory of cluster trajectory could be improve

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  • Dorota Leszczyńska, 2014. "Historical Trajectory and Knowledge Embeddedness: A Case Study in the French Perfume Cluster," Working Papers 2014-268, Department of Research, Ipag Business School.
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    trajectory; regional development; embedded knowledge; cluster; historical sequences;

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