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An appraisal of the European Cluster Observatory

Crawley, Andrew and Pickernell, David 2012. An appraisal of the European Cluster Observatory. European Urban and Regional Studies 19 (2) , pp. 207-2011. 10.1177/0969776411427328

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This paper considers the work of the European Cluster Observatory (ECO) in light of current debates around the notion of clusters. Examining the definitions employed by the ECO, questions are posed about how effective policy can be when using highly restrictive means of analysis. Further, the work contends that, far from this being purely an analytical problem, there also exists a fundamental semantic issue regarding the term ‘economic cluster’.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Business (Including Economics)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
Publisher: Sage
ISSN: 0969-7764
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 30 March 2016
Last Modified: 01 Feb 2017 04:15

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