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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  

Emanuela Todeva

St. Mary's University; Business Clusters, Networks and Economic Development

David Knoke

University of Minnesota

Donka Atanasova Keskinova

Plovidv University

Date Written: June 1, 2004

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Todeva, Emanuela and Knoke, David and Keskinova, Donka Atanasova, Blurring the Boundaries: Industrial Clusters in the Global Information Sector (June 1, 2004). 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. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1512501

Emanuela Todeva (Contact Author)

St. Mary's University ( email )

Waldegrave Rd
Twickenham, TW1 4SX
United Kingdom

HOME PAGE: http://www.bcned.co.uk/

Business Clusters, Networks and Economic Development ( email )

London
United Kingdom

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David Knoke

University of Minnesota ( email )

420 Delaware St. SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455
United States
001+612-624-4300 (Phone)

HOME PAGE: http://www.soc.umn.edu/~knoke/pages/

Donka Atanasova Keskinova

Plovidv University ( email )

4 Tsar Assen Str.
Plovdiv, Plovdiv 4000
Bulgaria

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