Success factors in cluster initiative management: Mapping out the ‘big five’
2015 (English)In: Industry & higher education, ISSN 0950-4222, E-ISSN 2043-6858, Vol. 29, no 1, 65-77 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Cluster development is prioritized in policy programmes as a means to facilitate regional growth and job creation. Triple Helix actors are often involved in so-called cluster initiatives – intermediary organizations having the objective of the development of a local or regional cluster. This paper maps out the ‘big five’ qualitative success factors in cluster initiative management: the idea; driving forces and commitment; activities; critical mass; and organization. The proposed framework enables the assessment of performance and sustainability over time, useful for both everyday management operations and policy programmes designed to support cluster initiatives.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Sage Publications, 2015. Vol. 29, no 1, 65-77 p.
Cluster initiatives; qualitative success factors; regional development
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-114408DOI: 10.5367/ihe.2015.0237OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-114408DiVA: diva2:789897