Title: The clusters development as a factor of competitive advantage

Authors: Elisabeth T. Pereira, Antonio Jorge Fernandes

Addresses: Department of Economics, Management and Industrial Engineering, University of Aveiro, Campus Universitario de Santiago, 3810-193 Aveiro, Portugal. ' Department of Economics, Management and Industrial Engineering, University of Aveiro, Campus Universitario de Santiago, 3810-193 Aveiro, Portugal

Abstract: This study examines the cluster concept and the importance of developing clusters to obtain and sustain competitive advantages, either as a regional competitive factor or to the level of industrial competitiveness.

Keywords: clusters; competitiveness factors; competitive advantage; regional competitiveness; national competitiveness; Portugal.

DOI: 10.1504/IJESB.2006.008932

International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small Business, 2006 Vol.3 No.2, pp.266 - 276

Available online: 03 Feb 2006 *

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