Discussing the Concepts of Cluster and Industrial District

  • Francisco Javier Ortega-Colomer PhD – (INGENIO (CSIC-UPV)), Universitat Politècnica de València, Camino de Vera s/n, 46022 Valencia, Spain.
  • Francesc Xavier Molina-Morales Professor – (Department of Business, Administration and Marketing,) Universitat Jaume I de Castelló - Spain).
  • Ignacio Fernández de Lucio Emeritus Professor – (INGENIO (CSIC-UPV)), Universitat Politècnica de València, Camino de Vera s/n, 46022 Valencia, Spain.
Keywords: Industrial districts, clusters, conceptual analysis, rhetorics, European Commission.

Abstract

The significance and popularity of the cluster and industrial district concepts claim for a deeper reflection. The analysis of one of the European Commission’s (EC) policy documents shows inconsistencies that do not impede the formulation of normative statements. That way we answer the question of why and how cluster ideas have substituted industrial district principles and the consequences derived from that phenomenon.

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Author Biography

Francisco Javier Ortega-Colomer, PhD – (INGENIO (CSIC-UPV)), Universitat Politècnica de València, Camino de Vera s/n, 46022 Valencia, Spain.
Academic coordinator of the Master's Programma on Science and Innovation Management
Published
2016-06-21
How to Cite
Ortega-ColomerF. J., Molina-MoralesF. X., & Fernández de LucioI. (2016). Discussing the Concepts of Cluster and Industrial District. Journal of Technology Management & Innovation, 11(2), 139-147. https://doi.org/10.4067/S0718-27242016000200014
Section
Review