In an increasingly globalised world, paradoxically regional invation clusters have moved to the forefront of attention as a strategy for ecomic and social development. Transcending international success cases, like Silicon Valley and Route 128, as sources of lessons, successful high tech clusters in niche areas have had a significant impact on peripheral regions. Are these successful invation clusters born or made? If they are subject to planning and direction, what is the shape that it takes: top down, bottom up or lateral?
Annika Rickne is Professor of Entrepreneurship and Innovation at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden. Staffan Laestadius is Professor of Industrial Dynamics at the Swedish Royal Institute of Technology. Henry Etzkowitz is Senior Researcher in the Triple Helix Group, H-STAR at Stanford University, USA.
Taylor & Francis Ltd
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Economics: Professional & General
Regions and Cities
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13 black & white tables, 19 black & white line drawings
Annika Rickne, Henry Etzkowitz, Steffan Laestadius