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Competitive Regional Clusters, National Policy Approaches, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development

In today’s globalising world, the regional specialisations built up over decades are transforming rapidly. Many regions that were historically production centres in a given sector are losing out to lower-cost locations and reorienting to higher value-added niches.  National programmes to promote cluster-based approaches -- linking firms, people and knowledge at a regional level -- are being used to meet the challenge. This report analyses the objectives, targeting, instruments and inter-governmental role sharing used by 26 programmes in 14 OECD countries. It will be of interest to policy makers, researchers, firms and others active in promoting innovation and competitiveness
Table Of Contents
Canada -- France -- Finland -- What Have We Learned? -- Czech Republic -- Who Does What? Governance -- What Instruments Do They Use and How? -- Italy -- Germany -- How Do Programmes Pick Participants? -- Where Do the Programmes Originate? -- Netherlands -- Why Are Cluster Policies Popular, Again? -- Korea -- Introduction -- Japan -- Executive Summary -- United Kingdom -- Sweden -- Spain: The Basque Country -- Norway -- United States: Oregon -- United States: Georgia
Literary Form
non fiction
Also available in French under the title: Examens de l'OCDE sur l'innovation régionale : vers des pôles d'activités dynamiques : politiques nationales
Physical Description
1 online resource (354 p.)
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