Dynamics of cluster development: lessons from Energy Valley Cluster

Anu Manickam, Karel van Berkel

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Abstract

Clusters development takes place in an increasingly changing and complex context where global and local developments are interconnected. Various regional and innovation studies recognize the need for place-based studies to include the larger context in which clusters and regions are found. Interest and discourse on the value of complexity approaches to cluster studies is increasing, with the aim to gain deeper understanding of processes taking place in complex cluster development. This discourse was initiated by Martin & Sunley (2003) and explored extensively by Cooke (2012) in his study of ‘complex adaptive innovation systems’. Work in this area of research is limited and empirical study could add to understanding the complexity of cluster development.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages1
Publication statusSubmitted - Apr 2014
EventRegional Studies Association (RSA) European Conference 2014: Diverse Regions - Building Resilient Communities and Territories - Dokuz Eylül University, Faculty of Business, Izmir, Turkey
Duration: 15 Jun 201418 Jun 2014
http://www.regionalstudies.org/conferences/conference/regional-studies-association-european-conference-2014

Conference

ConferenceRegional Studies Association (RSA) European Conference 2014
Abbreviated titleRSAEU 2014
CountryTurkey
CityIzmir
Period15/06/1418/06/14
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Keywords

  • clusters
  • energy transition

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Manickam, A., & van Berkel, K. (2014). Dynamics of cluster development: lessons from Energy Valley Cluster. Abstract from Regional Studies Association (RSA) European Conference 2014, Izmir, Turkey.