'Don't Throw the Baby Out with the Bath Water': Network Failures and Policy Challenges for Cluster Long Run Dynamics

21 Pages Posted: 14 Oct 2014

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Jerome Vicente

LEREPS Sciences Po Toulouse, University of Toulouse

Date Written: October 13, 2014

Abstract

Cluster policies have been recently called into question in the aftermath of several empirical evidences. Disentangling how market and network failures arguments play together in cluster policy design, we look for more robust micro foundations of network structuring in clusters. Our aim is to show that, in spite of this growing skepticism, new opportunities for cluster policy exist. They require moving their focus from the “connecting people” one best way that gets through the whole of cluster policy guidelines, to more surgical incentives for R&D collaborations, which favor suited structural properties of local knowledge networks along the life cycle of clusters.

Keywords: cluster policy, knowledge spillover, network failures

JEL Classification: B52, D85, O33, R12

Suggested Citation

Vicente, Jerome, 'Don't Throw the Baby Out with the Bath Water': Network Failures and Policy Challenges for Cluster Long Run Dynamics (October 13, 2014). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2509293 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2509293

Jerome Vicente (Contact Author)

LEREPS Sciences Po Toulouse, University of Toulouse ( email )

Place Anatole France
Toulouse Cedex, F-31042
France

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