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LIST OF BOOKS CHAPTER ONE CHAPTER TWO CHAPTER THREE CHAPTER FOUR

Authors


Edward M. Bergman




Edward J. Feser






























Industrial and Regional Clusters:
Concepts and Comparative Applications

Edward M. Bergman and Edward J. Feser

TABLE OF CONTENTS

CHAPTER ONE
Introduction
Intended Audience
Organization
CHAPTER TWO
2.1 Introduction
2.2 What are Industry Clusters?
2.3 Explaining Competitive Advantage
2.4 Theoretical Foundations
2.4.1 External Economies
2.4.2 The Innovation Environment
2.4.3 Cooperative Competition
2.4.4 Rivalry
2.4.5 Path Dependence
2.5 Summary
CHAPTER THREE
3.1 Introduction
3.2 Micro-oriented Cluster Applications
3.3 Methods of Meso Industry Cluster Analysis
3.3.1 Expert Opinion
3.3.2 Location Quotients
3.3.3 Identifying Clusters via Input-Output
3.3.4 Network Analysis
3.3.5 Surveys
3.4 Summary
CHAPTER FOUR
4.1 Introduction
4.2 Cluster Taxonomy Research and Analysis Applications
4.2.1 International Comparison of Value-chain Clusters
4.2.2 Spatial Bunching in Cluster vs. All other Firms
4.3 Regional Policy Development Frameworks
4.3.1 Modernization of North Carolina Industrial Base
4.3.2 Technology Composition of Regional Clusters
4.3.3 Visualizing Intercluster Trade and Technology Flow Networks
4.3.4 Visualizing Regional Cluster Portfolios
4.3.5 Policies for Small and Independent Firm in Clusters
4.3.6 Cluster Targeting and Tradeoff Policies
Appendix 1
Appendix 2
Bibliography
Glossary of Terms

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