OECD Reviews of Regional Innovation Competitive Regional Clusters: National Policy Approaches
Browsing the library of OECD, I have identified quite a few books that are related to the topics that we are trying to address. The one presented below is one of the latest interesting books published by OECD. According to the abstract of the book…
In today’s globalising world, the regional specialisations built up over decades are transforming rapidly. Many regions that were historically production centres in a given sector are losing out to lower-cost locations and reorienting to higher value-added niches. National programmes to promote cluster-based approaches — linking firms, people and knowledge at a regional level — are being used to meet the challenge. This report analyses the objectives, targeting, instruments and inter-governmental role sharing used by 26 programmes in 14 OECD countries. It will be of interest to policy makers, researchers, firms and others active in promoting innovation and competitiveness.
The book contains the following chapters:
- Executive Summary Introduction .
- Part I. Synthesis Report
- Chapter 1. Why Are Clusters Popular, Again?
- Chapter 2. Where Do the Programmes Originate?
- Chapter 3. How Do Programmes Pick Participants?
- Chapter 4. What Instruments Do They Use and How?
- Chapter 5. Who Does What? Governance
- Chapter 6. What Have We Learned?
- Chapter 7. Canada
- Chapter 8. Czech Republic
- Chapter 9. Finland
- Chapter 10. France
- Chapter 11. Germany
- Chapter 12. Italy
- Chapter 13. Japan
- Chapter 14. Korea
- Chapter 15. Netherlands
- Chapter 16. Norway
- Chapter 17. Spain: The Basque Country
- Chapter 18. Sweden
- Chapter 19. United Kingdom
- Chapter 20. United States: Georgia
- Chapter 21. United States: Oregon
- Part II. Case Studies