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Agglomerative Forces and Cluster Shapes

Technology Sourcing from Silicon ValleyHBS professor William R. Kerr and doctoral candidate Scott Duke Kominers develop a theoretical model for analyzing the forces that drive agglomeration, or industrial clustering. The model highlights how agglomerative forces lead to localized, individual connections among firms, while interaction costs generate a defined distance over which attraction forces operate.

Clustering and City Competitiveness

cluster_smallIn a time when Europe must be restructured economically after the recession, clustering presents an ideal way to ensure local economic development and the EU’ s future competitiveness, based on integrated, robust foundations that raise productivity and the implementation of innovation, according to “Clustering and City Competitiveness – an introduction’ guide.