The Flowchart Approach to Industrial Cluster Policy

The Flowchart Approach to Industrial Cluster Policy

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Industrial cluster policy is crucial to the development of regions in East Asia. Theories of agglomeration and clustering show that industrial clusters are effective ways of generating external economies and reducing transportation costs on a small and large-scale. Before a effective cluster can be built, however, it is necessary to clarify the conditions which are required for its success. This book presents a framework for analysing industrial cluster policies. The flowchart approach is a practical method which makes it clear what factors are important in building industrial clusters, how firms are agglomerated and how policy measures are prioritised. With case studies from China, USA, India, Japan, Thailand and Mexico, this book provides a detailed and comprehensive exploration of industrial clusters, and explains how the flowchart approach can be applied in analysing these case studies.However, this option was not yet available to cash-starved start-ups.75 In 1998 UT professor Ben Streetman, who had helped to lure MCC, was coordinating efforts with the Austin Software Council to introduce UT students to several ... attracted teams from business schools around the world.79 Winners of the competition were given free housing at ATI for a two-year period. In 1997, Dean of the College of Business Administration Robert May, announced a plan to establish a aquot;Center foranbsp;...

Title:The Flowchart Approach to Industrial Cluster Policy
Author:Akifumi Kuchiki, Masatsugu Tsuji
Publisher:Palgrave MacMillan - 2008-02-15


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