Quotation Tödtling, Franz, Sinozic, Tanja, Auer, Alexander. 2017. Driving factors for cluster evolution: A multi-scalar comparative perspective. In: Unfolding Cluster Evolution, Hrsg. Belussi, F. and J.-L- Hervas Oliver, 159-175. London and New York: Routledge.




Factors and mechanisms underlying cluster development have often been investigated based on a cluster approach such as suggested by Michael Porter. However, supporting factors tended to be conceptualised from a static competitiveness perspective, and they were seen as locally based. The research presented here suggests viewing factors of cluster development as coexisting at several spatial scales. Furthermore, it is argued that such factors change in their importance over time, and that patterns are industry-specific. Relying on insights from cluster life cycle-, evolutionary- and knowledge base approaches this research investigates factors and processes for New Media in Vienna compared to Environmental Technology in Upper Austria.


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Status of publication Published
Affiliation WU
Type of publication Chapter in edited volume
Language English
Title Driving factors for cluster evolution: A multi-scalar comparative perspective
Title of whole publication Unfolding Cluster Evolution
Editor Belussi, F. and J.-L- Hervas Oliver
Page from 159
Page to 175
Location London and New York
Publisher Routledge
Year 2017
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Cluster life cycles – The role of actors, networks and institutions in emerging, growing, declining and renewing clusters
Tödtling, Franz (Details)
Sinozic, Tanja (Former researcher)
Auer, Alexander (Former researcher)
Institute for Multi-Level Governance and Development IN (Details)
Research areas (ÖSTAT Classification 'Statistik Austria')
5329 Economics of location (Details)
5331 Structural policy (Details)
5350 Innovation research (Details)
5606 Spatial research (Details)
5608 Regional development planning (Details)
5611 Urban and regional analysis (Details)
5618 Regional economy (Details)
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