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The Globalization of Regional Clusters

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The Globalization of Regional Clusters

Between Localization and Internationalization

9781839102479 Edward Elgar Publishing
Edited by Dirk Fornahl and Nils Grashof, Centre for Regional and Innovation Economics, University of Bremen, Germany
Publication Date: April 2021 ISBN: 978 1 83910 247 9 Extent: c 240 pp
Addressing the role of regional clusters in the context of ongoing globalization, this timely book investigates the two seemingly competing trends of globalization and localization from both quantitative and qualitative perspectives. International case studies offer pioneering insights into the internationalization process of regional clusters and the effect of this on regional as well as firm performance.

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Addressing the role of regional clusters in the context of ongoing globalization, this timely book investigates the two seemingly competing trends of globalization and localization from both quantitative and qualitative perspectives. International case studies offer pioneering insights into the internationalization process of regional clusters and the effect of this on regional as well as firm performance.

Chapters discuss the link between localization in a regional cluster in a transition economy and firms’ internationalization, the internal/external relationships of clusters and radical innovations, and internationally organized resilience capacities of industries and regional clusters. The book highlights the role of clusters in wider networks including global value chains and the specific role of migrants in the internationalization patterns of regional clusters.

Innovative and forward-looking, this book will be a helpful read for scholars and students of economic geography and innovation. The critical case studies examined will also help public policy and regional policy makers.
Contributors
Contributors include: A. Auer, J. Becker, T. Brenner, P. Cooke, D. Fornahl, M. Fromhold-Eisebith, N. Grashof, R. Hassink, S. Henn, T. Lehmann, J.-D. Maasland, N. Roy, S. Schäfer, F. Tödtling, J. van Haaren, F. van Oort
Contents
Contents:

Introduction: regional clusters and internationalization –
complementary or contrasting fields of research? xv
Nils Grashof, Dirk Fornahl and Julius Becker

PART I RETHINKING CLUSTERS:
CONCEPTUALIZATION OF CLUSTER
INTERNATIONALIZATION
1 Strategic cluster coupling 2
Robert Hassink
2 From the machine learning region to the deep
learning region: Tesla, DarkTrace and DeepMind as
internationalized local to global cluster firms 20
Philip Cooke
3 Embedding cluster transformation in global sectoral
resilience dynamics: conceptual considerations and the
example of automotive production 44
Martina Fromhold-Eisebith

PART II THE PROCESSES OF CLUSTER
INTERNATIONALIZATION AND THEIR
IMPLICATIONS
4 Migrants and cluster internationalization: case studies of
Antwerp and Tel Aviv 71
Sebastian Henn and Susann Schäfer
5 Regional clusters in transition economies: solving
institutional voids to generate internationalization advantages 93
Tine Lehmann and Nobina Roy

PART III CLUSTER INTERNATIONALIZATION AND
FIRM PERFORMANCE
6 Macroeconomic impacts on firm performance and
place-based cluster policies in the Netherlands 116
Jeroen van Haaren, Frank van Oort and Jan-Daan Maasland
7 Knowledge bases, innovation and multi-scalar
relationships: which kind of territorial boundedness of
industrial clusters? 151
Franz Tödtling and Alexander Auer
8 Radical innovations in clusters: the role of cluster internal
and external relationships 177
Nils Grashof and Thomas Brenner

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