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Regional cooperative and competitive forces driving industry cluster development and renewal
Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Umeå School of Business.
2011 (English)In: Journal of Rural and Community Development, ISSN 1712-8277, Vol. 6, no 1, 22-48 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This research paper assembles regional industry clusters cooperative and competitive relations into a conceptual framework and reports upon an empirical case study that captured initial developments of a regional biorefinery industry cluster in a peripheral region of Sweden. Key findings from the research illustrate how forces of intra-regional cooperation and inter-regional competition drove the new biorefinery industry clusters development, which in turn aided the peripheral regions renewal efforts. For the development and renewal of regional industry, the role of not-for-profit collaborative organisations is evident. As a result, this single case-study provides new implications for research and practice in specific relation to regional renewal and industry cluster development within peripheral regions.

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2011. Vol. 6, no 1, 22-48 p.
Keyword [en]
regional renewal, industry cluster, peripheral, inter-regional, competition, intra-regional, cooperation, Sweden, local industry development, biorefinery
National Category
Business Administration Social and Economic Geography
Research subject
Business Studies; Social and Economic Geography
URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-47500OAI: diva2:448399
Available from: 2011-10-17 Created: 2011-09-22 Last updated: 2011-11-25Bibliographically approved

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