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The concept of clusters and cluster policies and their role for competitiveness and innovation: main statistical results and lessons learned
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The concept of clusters and cluster policies and their role for competitiveness and innovation: main statistical results and lessons learned

Jaar uitgave 2008
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Annex to the Communication from the commission to the Council, the European Parliament, the European Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of the regions. Papieren versie beschikbaar in de WES-bibliotheek. The main objective of this Working Paper is to present and further analyse the concept of clusters and to inform about …
  • Annex to the Communication from the commission to the Council, the European Parliament, the European Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of the regions.
  • Papieren versie beschikbaar in de WES-bibliotheek.

The main objective of this Working Paper is to present and further analyse the concept of clusters and to inform about main policy approaches in support of clusters. Clusters are becoming an increasingly  popular concept which is reflectes in a growning number of policies and initiatives in support of clusters. The paper describes the potential role of clusters, cluster policies and cluster initiatives for competitiveness and innovtion and the available statistical evidence on this. Furthermore the document reflects broad feedback from stakeholders on clusters and cluster policies.