Working Together or Working Apart? The Moderating Effect of Clusters on Entrepreneurship and Regional Development

Posted: 21 Oct 2005

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Hector O. Rocha

IAE Business School - Universidad Austral

Date Written: December 2004

Abstract

I develop a theoretical model to investigate whether clusters moderate the relationship between entrepreneurship and regional development. Distinguishing between industrial agglomerations and clusters, I use a socio-economic approach to integrate disparate theories based on their underlying assumptions. Industrial agglomerations and clusters have both positive and negative moderating effects, but clusters create better conditions to face competitive shocks. Conceptual, theoretical, and practical implications for academics and policymakers are proposed.

Keywords: Entrepreneurship, Start-ups, Clusters, Development, Externalities, Economic Growth, Assumptions, Economics, Socio-economics

JEL Classification: D62, J23, M13, R30

Suggested Citation

Rocha, Hector O., Working Together or Working Apart? The Moderating Effect of Clusters on Entrepreneurship and Regional Development (December 2004). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=823084

Hector O. Rocha (Contact Author)

IAE Business School - Universidad Austral ( email )

Buenos Aires
Argentina

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