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Entrepreneurial Knowledge, Technology and the Transformation of Regions by Roger Stough, Börje Johansson, Charlie Karlsson

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13 Implementation of a cluster based local development strategy

A comparative analysis of Danish and American experiences based on the medium sized town regions of Eau Claire (WI) and Sønderborg

Andreas P. Cornett, Maria DaCosta and Mads Bruun Ingstrup1

 

Abstract

Processes of clustering and initiatives to promote the creation of clusters have become an important issue in regional business development policy in recent years. The concepts can be traced back to the classical notion of industrial districts, and the embedded mechanisms and features causing superior economic performance ascribed to firms within the districts. In the last decades the concept has become increasingly popular in regional and local business development policy. This chapter ...

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