Clusters and Knowledge Economy




Diamond Model and Clusters
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Bertrand, Belgium

Clusters and Knowledge Economy

Put simply, clusters are geographically close groups of interrelated specialized organizations. Two main historic reasons for industrial clusters were: easy knowledge exchange and the availability of skilled labor. I believe the arrival of the knowledge economy including all its communication technologies decreases the need for traditional regional clusters.
 

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Stan, UK
 

Regional proximity

Decrease the need: yes. But not end it: there are still valid reasons for regional clusters remaining.

 
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Editor, NL
 

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Specialized business communities such as those on 12manage could be seen as a new type of clusters, without the need for geographical proximity. Make sure you are part of the SIG on Clusters at 12manage and Register ;-)

 
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Juan, Spain
 

Cooperation and Competition

I agree with Bertrand. We are seeing new types of clusters arriving without national or regional borders. Note that firms within clusters may be cooperative or competitive or even independent. This aspect remains unchanged in internet / knowledge economy.

 
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Edmund L., US
 

Three types of clusters

We can distinguish at least three industrial cluster types: 1. SKILL CLUSTERS: With similar skill r... Sign up

 
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Robert, UK
 

Definition

Normally, "Clusters" of organizations are per definition geographically close. For the virtual varia... Sign up

 
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Theo, NL
 

Still need for local action

Sharing knowledge and information today is global. Yet, understanding it, and turning it into action... Sign up

 
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Stephen, UK
 

4 Cluster Drivers

1 Geography - Location 2 Horizontal - other inter firm networks 3 Vertical - Supply chain 4 Secto... Sign up

   

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