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Competitive Regional Clusters

National Policy Approaches

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In today’s globalising world, the regional specialisations built up over decades are transforming rapidly. Many regions that were historically production centres in a given sector are losing out to lower-cost locations and reorienting to higher value-added niches.  National programmes to promote cluster-based approaches -- linking firms, people and knowledge at a regional level -- are being used to meet the challenge. This report analyses the objectives, targeting, instruments and inter-governmental role sharing used by 26 programmes in 14 OECD countries. It will be of interest to policy makers, researchers, firms and others active in promoting innovation and competitiveness.

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Japan

This case study reviews two explicit cluster programmes in Japan. The Japanese Knowledge Clusters are centred around key universities and seek to promote greater university-industry collaboration. The Industrial Cluster programme supports SMEs and research links in a range of regional area types through business incubation and support services with a strong focus on effective relationships among industry, university and government.

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