Blurring the Boundaries: Industrial Clusters in the Global Information Sector
In the proceedings of The 4th Congress on 'Proximity Economics: Proximity, Networks & Co-ordination', Universite de la Mediterranee, Groupe de Recherche «Dynamiques de Gestion», June, 17-18, 2004 Marseille, France
18 Pages Posted: 27 Nov 2009
Date Written: June 1, 2004
The purpose of our analysis is to explain the segmentation of the information and communication sector, based on a selection of the largest global corporations that research, develop, produce and distribute information technology for the delivery of information services. This multi-industry project examines the emergence of a global corporate network that link across the boundaries of traditional sectors such as: telecommunications, publishing, computer software and hardware, information services and data processing, radio and television broadcasting, and motion pictures. We analyse the segmentation and the industry structure of the global information sector (GIS) using hierarchical cluster analysis and correspondence analysis with SPSS.
Keywords: global clusters, information sector, cluster analysis, diversification
JEL Classification: D21, F23, L1, L96
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