Learning from Clusters: A Critical Assessment from an Economic-Geographical Perspective

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Ron A. Boschma, Robert C. Kloosterman
Springer Science & Business Media, Aug 26, 2005 - Science - 434 pages
Jan Lambooy retired in October 2002. When Jan was asked how he wanted to celebrate this occasion, he was adamant that no great festivities should take place. Characteristically, Jan wanted just a scientific conference so he “could learn something from it” and, as he insisted, no great festivities. So that is what we did and a conference was organised in Amsterdam on 25 October 2002, hosted by the Faculty of Economics and Econometrics of the University of Amsterdam. Friends of Jan’s from academia in the Netherlands and abroad participated and thus paid homage to Jan, both as a scientist and as a person. We are now very proud to present this festschrift, firstly as the palpable result of this conference and secondly as a token of sincere respect and great affection for Jan. Edited volumes run the danger of being a hotchpotch of contributions on a wide variety of topics. Here, we have explicitly focused on a central theme in contemporary economic geography and regional science, namely the relationship between learning, innovation and clustering. Internationally renowned scientists made both theoretical and empirical contributions to this volume. We think this book constitutes a broad palette of contemporary thinking and research on the relationship between spatial concentration and innovation and hope it will play a significant role in future debates on this issue.
 

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Contents

CLUSTERING LEARNING AND REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT Ron A Boschma and Robert C Kloosterman
1
THE CLUSTER MODEL
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A SYSTEMATIC PERSPECTIVE ON LOCAL DEVELOPMENT Sergio Conti
19
CLUSTER DYNAMICS Bart Nooteboom and Rosalinde Klein Woolthuis
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EMBEDDED LOCAL GROWTH A THEORY TAKEN TOO FAR? Michael Taylor
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BEYOND THE LEARNING REGION THE DIALECTICS OF INNOVATION AND CULTURE IN TERRITORIAL DEVELOPMENT Frank Moulaer...
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ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT INSTITUTIONS AND TRUST GertJan M Linders Henri LE de Groot and Peter Nijkamp
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SOCIAL CAPITAL AND REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT AN EMPIRICAL ANALYSIS OF THE THIRD ITALY Row A Boschma
139
URBAN MILIEUX FROM THEORY TO EMPIRICAL FINDINGS Roberto Camagni and Roberta Capello
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THE SPATIAL CLUSTERING OF KNOWLEDGE INTENSIVE SERVICES COMPUTING SERVICES IN THE NETHERLANDS Anet Weterings
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DYNAMIC INFORMATION EXTERNALITIES AND EMPLOYMENT GROWTH IN THE NETHERLANDS Frank G van Oort Daan P van Soest an...
303
NEW REGIONAL ECONOMICS ABOUT VIRTUAL AGGLOMERATION EFFECTS Luc Soete
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OLD AND NEW ECONOMY AND SERVICES Peter W Daniels
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ECONOMIC CAPABILITIES AND STRATEGIC CLUSTERS NEW PERSPECTIVES FOR NATIONAL AND REGIONAL ECONOMIC POLICY Pie...
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CONCLUDING REMARKS
389
Robert C Kloosterman and Ron A Boschma
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REGIONAL INNOVATION SYSTEMS VARIETIES OF CAPITALISM AND NONLOCAL RELATIONS CHALLENGES FROM THE GLOBALISI...
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DELIRIOUS ROTTERDAM THE FORMATION OF AN INNOVATIVE CLUSTER OF ARCHITECTURAL FIRMS Robert C Kloosterman and Eva S...
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COMPETITIVENESS IN REGIONAL CLUSTERS THE CASE OF OCES KNOWLEDGE INDUSTRY CLUSTERING PROJECT Roel Rutten and Fra...
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THE IMPACTS OF ICT AND EXTERNALITIES ON URBAN DEVELOPMENT
247
ABOUT THE AUTHORS
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INDEX
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