Title: From agglomerations to technology- and knowledge-driven clusters: aeronautics cluster policies in Europe

Authors: Guido Benzler, Rudiger Wink

Addresses: Guido Benzler Strategieberatung GmbH, Parkstrasse 28, 40764 Langenfeld-Wiescheid, Germany. ' Hochschule fur Technik, Wirtschaft und Kultur – HTWK Leipzig, P.O. Box 301166, 04251 Leipzig, Germany

Abstract: Structural changes in the markets for large civil aircrafts cause new challenges for cluster policies in regions with production locations. The paper describes these challenges based on Porter|s diamond model and compares the strategies and conditions for cluster policies at the two main Airbus production locations in Hamburg and Toulouse.

Keywords: Porter; diamond model; integrative technologies; knowledge diversification; aeronautics industry; cluster policies; knowledge clusters; civil aircraft; Airbus.

DOI: 10.1504/IJTM.2010.032679

International Journal of Technology Management, 2010 Vol.50 No.3/4, pp.318 - 336

Published online: 12 Apr 2010 *

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