1887

Competitive Regional Clusters

National Policy Approaches

image of Competitive Regional Clusters

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.

English French

.

United States: Georgia

The United States has no national level cluster-based policies, therefore this chapter explores one strategy in the state of Georgia to build strong science-driven clusters. The Georgia Research Alliance is a private sector-initiated entity to channel state R&D funds to industry-research collaborative projects at different stages in the commercialisation process as well as attract top researchers to the state.

English French

This is a required field
Please enter a valid email address
Approval was a Success
Invalid data
An Error Occurred
Approval was partially successful, following selected items could not be processed due to error