Title: Intermediary levels of government for the development of productive agglomerations: viable implementations for emerging countries

Authors: Nelson Casarotto Filho; Marcos Ferasso; Jorge Alberto Velloso Saldanha

Addresses: Department of Production Engineering, Federal University of Santa Catarina, Campus Universitário, Caixa Postal 476, Trindade, Florianópolis, SC 88040-900, Brazil ' Department of Strategy, KEDGE Business School, Marseilles Campus, R. Antoine Bourdelle, Domaine de Luminy, Marseilles, PACA 13009, France ' Human and Social Sciences Institute, Federal Rural University of Rio de Janeiro, Av. Prefeito Alberto da Silva Lavinas, de 705/706, Centro, Três Rios, RJ 25802100, Brazil

Abstract: Although the cluster concepts are well-stressed in literature, and in several industries intensities, there are still some contributions that can be addressed to emerging countries. This article has as main objective to discuss the regional space for the development focusing the productive agglomerations and proposes a model of multilevel governance to assist the process of regional development which is important to generate income and increase the quality of life of the inhabitants of a given region. The space for regional development stems from the confrontation of two vectors: the first is the scale for development projects and the second is that of cooperation. A framework is built based on literature and a possible implementation in a Brazilian cluster is analysed.

Keywords: productive agglomerations; governance; economic development; political policies; regions.

DOI: 10.1504/IJSBA.2019.102637

International Journal of Strategic Business Alliances, 2019 Vol.6 No.4, pp.251 - 266

Available online: 25 Sep 2019 *

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