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Local strategic networks and policies in European ICT clusters - the cases of Amsterdam, Bari, Dublin and Oulu

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  • Willem van Winden

    (Erasmus Universiteit / EURICUR)

  • Paulus Woets

    (Erasmus Universiteit / EURICUR)

Regional interfirm networks are believed to be a vehicle for innovation and regional economic growth. From this perspective, local and regional governments are increasingly trying to promote these types of networks. This article discusses the relation between strategic networks and local development. It focuses on the role of local institutions that support strategic networking in ICT clusters in a number of European cities. It also discusses and analyses the way local and national governments try to influence local strategic networks in this sector. Our case studies are Amsterdam, Bari, Dublin, and Oulu.

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Paper provided by EconWPA in its series Urban/Regional with number 0409004.

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Length: 26 pages
Date of creation: 07 Sep 2004
Handle: RePEc:wpa:wuwpur:0409004
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  1. Schutjens, Veronique & Stam, Erik, 2003. "The Evolution and Nature of Young Firm Networks: A Longitudinal Perspective," Small Business Economics, Springer, vol. 21(2), pages 115-134, September.
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