Title: The cluster model: whether and what developing countries should learn from advanced countries
Authors: F. Xavier Molina-Morales; Elisa Giuliani
Departamento de Administración de Empresas, Universitat Jaume I de Castelló, C/ Sos Baynat s/n, 12071, Castellón, Spain
Dipartimento Economia Aziendale, Facoltà di Economia, Università di Pisa, Via Ridolfi 10, 56124, Pisa, Italy
Abstract: The aim of this paper is to discuss the potential use of the cluster model in the context of developing countries. Although we know this is by no means a new issue, we are convinced that some contributions can still be added to the discussion. Particularly, we focus on two questions: the first refers to the validity of the cluster model today, while the second concerns the particularities that, according to some recent experiences, the cluster model presents in developing countries.
Keywords: developing economies; cluster model; clustering; social capital; innovation; knowledge; industrial clusters; developing countries.
Int. J. of Transitions and Innovation Systems, 2012 Vol.2, No.3/4, pp.219 - 232
Available online: 20 Jan 2013