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Innovative clusters : drivers of national innovation policy

den Hertog, P and Bergman, E and Charles, David (2001) Innovative clusters : drivers of national innovation policy. OECD Publishing. ISBN 9789264187061

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Abstract

The growth potential of countries increasingly depends on the effectiveness of their innovation systems in creating, diffusing and using knowledge. A large share of market-based or informal knowledge flows occur within industrial clusters that can be seen as reduced-form innovation systems. Policies to stimulate innovation at national and local levels must both build on and contribute to the dynamics of innovative clusters. This book presents a series of papers written by policy makers and academic experts in the field, that demonstrate why and how this can be done in different national contexts.