Merging a Firm-centred and a Regional Policy Perspective for the Assessment of Regional Clusters: Concept and Application of a “Dual” Approach to a Medical Technology Cluster

@article{Steinle2007MergingAF,
  title={Merging a Firm-centred and a Regional Policy Perspective for the Assessment of Regional Clusters: Concept and Application of a “Dual” Approach to a Medical Technology Cluster},
  author={C. Steinle and Holger Schiele and Kai Mietzner},
  journal={European Planning Studies},
  year={2007},
  volume={15},
  pages={235 - 251}
}
Abstract Clusters have gained considerable attention from regional planners and policy-makers. In order to support their decision process, a “top-down” analysis has evolved, the regional agglomeration as a whole being the object of analysis. The importance of cluster-membership for the management of individual firms and their “bottom-up” view of a cluster has attracted much less attention. This paper proposes a “dual” approach: based on an integral view of clusters a survey-tool is developed to… Expand
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