Industrial clustering

Lines, Tracey, and Monypenny, Richard (2006) Industrial clustering. In: Proceedings of the SEGRA 2006 Tenth National Conference: sustainable economic growth for regional Australia, pp. 1-12. From: SEGRA 2006 Tenth National Conference: sustainable economic growth for regional Australia, 28-30 August 2006, Launceston, TAS, Australia.

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Abstract

The performance of the national economy is a composite of the performance of regions within the nation. It is now relatively well understood that the performance of the region is largely influenced by the strength and performance of local industry clusters.

Industrial clustering and 'cluster theory' has in recent times emerged as a leading economic policy widely accepted for increasing industrial efficiency.

This paper is the outcome of a project to review the literature on both the positives and the negatives from industrial clustering and cluster theory. A good understanding of the literature on industrial clustering and cluster theory is seen as a precursor to increasing cooperation between stakeholders. Increased cooperation between stakeholders is seen as one of the early stages in the development process that might lead in the medium term to the establishment of a formal cooperation agreement or to an industrial cluster.

The outcomes, learning experiences, planned future directions and actions and potential spillovers identified from the Project were better than was expected in the planning stages of the Project because the paper turned out to be useful across a wider range of disciplines than was expected in the planning stages of the project.

Item ID: 1392
Item Type: Conference Item (Refereed Research Paper - E1)
Keywords: literature review; regional development; primary health care sector; Townsville Division of General Practice
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ISBN: 978-0-9802833-1-0
Date Deposited: 27 Apr 2007
FoR Codes: 14 ECONOMICS > 1402 Applied Economics > 140218 Urban and Regional Economics @ 100%
SEO Codes: 91 ECONOMIC FRAMEWORK > 9102 Microeconomics > 910203 Industrial Organisations @ 100%
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