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    Identifying Clusters – A Review of Methodological Approaches

    Van Egeraat, Chris (2018) Identifying Clusters – A Review of Methodological Approaches. State of Art Review, 9.

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    Although a seemingly intuitive concept, the identification of clusters involves a number of complexities linked to (1) the cluster definition (the industry boundaries) and (2) the spatial determination of clusters. Over the last 20 years, researchers have proposed a range of methods to address both aspects. The choice of cluster identification method will depend on the policy question, geographical context, type of industries under investigation and, importantly, data availability. A combination of Delgado’s et al. (2016) cluster definition method and Feser’s et al. (2005) method for identifying geographical concentrations would usefully inform many policy contexts.

    Item Type: Article
    Keywords: Identifying Clusters; Review; Methodological Approaches;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Social Sciences > Geography
    Faculty of Social Sciences > Research Institutes > National Institute for Regional and Spatial analysis, NIRSA
    Item ID: 10145
    Depositing User: Dr. Chris Van Egeraat
    Date Deposited: 23 Oct 2018 15:40
    Journal or Publication Title: State of Art Review
    Publisher: Enterprise Research Centre (ERC)
    Refereed: Yes
      Use Licence: This item is available under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike Licence (CC BY-NC-SA). Details of this licence are available here

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