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Innovation Clusters Revisited: On Dimensions of Agglomeration, Institution, and Built-Environment

Jianyi Li (), Douglas Webster (), Jianming Cai () and Larissa Muller ()
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Jianyi Li: School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ 85281, USA
Douglas Webster: School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ 85281, USA
Jianming Cai: Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100101, China
Larissa Muller: Urban International LLC, Los Altos, CA 94022, USA

Sustainability, 2019, vol. 11, issue 12, 1-15

Abstract: Innovation clusters have been the key concept underlying economic development theory and practice since the concept was re-energized in the 1990s. Worldwide efforts promoting cluster development are supposed to be informed by research on cluster dynamics. The plethora of articles and reports on this globally hyped concept often add to the confusion, calling for a systematic synthesis. In academia, the discussion of innovation clusters is characterized by separate literature dealing with agglomeration, institution, and built-environment. This literature review addresses each of those three dimensions, respectively, by discussing both classic perceptions and potential directions for future research.

Keywords: cluster; industrial cluster; innovation cluster (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: Q Q0 Q2 Q3 Q5 Q56 O13 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2019
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