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‘Titanic’ Inspiration for thinking about Industrial Transformation and Clusters

Partners of the Interreg Clusters3 project met last week in Belfast for a learning workshop that forms part of a journey that began in Bilbao in May 2016. The Clusters3 project aims to improve the policies that governments employ to … Continue reading

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Clusters: A framework for understanding the inter-linked challenges facing businesses and territories

I have been at the University of British Columbia’s Okanagan campus in Kelowna, Canada, for the last couple of weeks. It has been a great experience, teaching on UBC’s new Masters in Management programme, which is led by Mike Chiasson. … Continue reading

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A Scottish adventure in cluster policy evaluation

This week I have been in Inverness on a learning journey with the Clusters3 Interreg project. This project, led by the Basque Business Development Agency (SPRI) and involving 9 partners from across Europe, seeks to improve the practice of cluster … Continue reading

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The Spanish Cluster Policy Buzz

Geographically concentrated clusters of firms and other related agents (universities, research centres, training institutes, etc.) have become an extremely popular basis for policies that seek to foster competitiveness. Indeed, it is difficult to find a European country or region that … Continue reading

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Strengthening Competitiveness*

Debate across much of Europe at the moment is focused on how to stimulate our economies to create jobs at a time when national governments are afraid to borrow. While the starkest case is Greece, this problem is also severe … Continue reading

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