Other Unpublished Work | 2003

The Cluster Initiative Greenbook

by Örjan Sölvell, Göran Lindqvist and Christian H.M. Ketels

Abstract

After Michael Porter's seminal work on clusters and competitiveness published around 1990, cluster initiatives (CIs) have become a central feature of microeconomic policy around the world. CIs add a new dimension to traditional policy areas such as industrial policies, regional and SME policies, investment attraction policies, and science and innovation policies. Experimentation with new types of partnerships linking industry clusters-government-academia is now going on in developed, transition and developing countries around the world.

Keywords: Macroeconomics; Policy; Investment; Industry Clusters; Innovation and Invention; Developing Countries and Economies; Transition; Partners and Partnerships; Science;

Citation:

Sölvell, Örjan, Göran Lindqvist, and Christian H.M. Ketels. "The Cluster Initiative Greenbook." Ivory Tower AB, Stockholm, Sweden, August 2003. (Prepared for the 6th Annual Conference of The Competitiveness Institute (TCI), Gothenburg, Sweden, September 2003.)