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The Economics of Clusters: Lessons from the French Experience

Gilles Duranton, Philippe Martin, Thierry Mayer, and Florian Mayneris

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199592203
eISBN:
9780191595615
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199592203.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics, Microeconomics

Cluster policies have become very popular among policy makers over the last thirty years. However, the mechanisms at work behind cluster dynamics, the gains that can be expected from more clustering, ... More


Cluster Genesis: Technology-Based Industrial Development

Pontus Braunerhjelm and Maryann P. Feldman (eds)

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199207183
eISBN:
9780191708886
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199207183.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Innovation

This book examines the origins and emergence of technology-based industrial clusters — regional concentrations of related firms and organizations — in order to understand the forces that promoted ... More


Clusters and Clustering: Stylized Facts, Issues, and Theories

Luigi Orsenigo

in Cluster Genesis: Technology-Based Industrial Development

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199207183
eISBN:
9780191708886
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199207183.003.0010
Subject:
Business and Management, Innovation

This chapter presents a survey of factors associated with the crafting of new innovative high-technology clusters. The evidence strongly supports the view that there are strong agglomeration forces ... More


The Biotechnology Industry in Norway: A Marginal Sector or Future Core Activity?

Terje Grønning

in Innovation, Path Dependency, and Policy: The Norwegian Case

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199551552
eISBN:
9780191720819
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199551552.003.0009
Subject:
Business and Management, Political Economy, Innovation

The prevalence of successful biotechnology firms has long been associated with the existence of national or regional agglomerations of the biotechnology firms themselves and partners such as large ... More


 Where Multinational Corporations Invest and Don't Invest and Why

Stephen D. Cohen

in Multinational Corporations and Foreign Direct Investment: Avoiding Simplicity, Embracing Complexity

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780195179354
eISBN:
9780199783779
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195179354.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, International

Because not even the largest MNC can afford to invest in every country, an important phase of the FDI cycle is the process by which a country chooses where to establish its foreign subsidiaries. The ... More


Location Decisions of Firms and Social Interactions

Yannis M. Ioannides

in From Neighborhoods to Nations: The Economics of Social Interactions

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691126852
eISBN:
9781400845385
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691126852.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter examines the impact of social interactions on firms' location decisions, focusing on the effects of proximity to other firms, the size of the total urban economy, the availability of a ... More


The Software Cluster in Bangalore

V. N. Balasubramanyam and Ahalya Balasubramanyam

in Regions, Globalization, and the Knowledge-Based Economy

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199250011
eISBN:
9780191596216
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199250014.003.0014
Subject:
Economics and Finance, International

The software cluster in Bangalore, South India, represents in a microcosm several of the developments associated with globalization identified in Ch. 1. It is a knowledge‐oriented or ... More


The Geographic Foundations of Industrial Performance *

Allen J. Scott

in The Dynamic Firm: The Role of Technology, Strategy, Organization, and Regions

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198296041
eISBN:
9780191596070
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198296045.003.0016
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics

Takes a broader and more conceptual approach to the effect of the local environment on firm performance than that taken by Fujita and Ishii in the previous chapter. The firm is treated as a player in ... More


Social and Economic Impact of SEZs in India

Aradhna Aggarwal

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198077275
eISBN:
9780199081035
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198077275.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This book is a systematic analysis of the special economic zone (SEZ) programme in India. The book highlights the critical importance not just of investment in SEZs but also of investment in the ... More


Theoretical Perspectives: Towards a Better Understanding of the SEZ Impact

Aradhna Aggarwal

in Social and Economic Impact of SEZs in India

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198077275
eISBN:
9780199081035
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198077275.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter critically examines the theoretical propositions that seek to explain the rationale and economic impact of special economic zones (SEZs) in developing countries and argues that the ... More


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