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The cluster concept as a multi-dimensional thematic field: Methodological and substantive perspectives


  • Stahlecker, Thomas
  • Kroll, Henning


The empirical sub-sections of this article have shown that the both production and technology oriented clusters are a very diverse and regionally embedded phenomenon. Within this context, the observed diversity of political strategies and support measures whose ultimate goal is to 'generate cluster advantages' cannot genuinely surprise, even if its remains criticized by academics (Kiese 2007; Martin/Sunley 2003).

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  • Stahlecker, Thomas & Kroll, Henning, 2012. "The cluster concept as a multi-dimensional thematic field: Methodological and substantive perspectives," Working Papers "Firms and Region" R3/2012, Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research (ISI).
  • Handle: RePEc:zbw:fisifr:r32012

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