Quotation Tödtling, Franz, Isaksen, Arne, Trippl, Michaela. 2018. Regions and Clusters in the Global Economy. In: Handbook Geographies of Globalisations, Hrsg. Kloosterman, R., Mamadouh, V. and Terhorst, P. , 329-339. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar.




The post-war period has been characterised by a strong growth of economic interdependencies at a global level. Regional economies and their industrial clusters were challenged to maintain or regain their competitiveness in the new global economy. Some regions, particularly core Areas, have undergone successful innovation-based transformation, while many old industrialised and peripheral regions have lost competitiveness, employment and parts of their economic base. In this contribution we deal with conceptual approaches to globalisation challenges of regions and clusters, focussing on types of regions, clusters and modes of innovation. We also provide examples of clusters located in different geographical contexts and investigate how they cope with innovation challenges and place-specific innovation barriers.


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Status of publication Published
Affiliation WU
Type of publication Chapter in edited volume
Language English
Title Regions and Clusters in the Global Economy
Title of whole publication Handbook Geographies of Globalisations
Editor Kloosterman, R., Mamadouh, V. and Terhorst, P.
Page from 329
Page to 339
Location Cheltenham
Publisher Edward Elgar
Year 2018
Reviewed? Y
Open Access N


Tödtling, Franz (Details)
Isaksen, Arne (University of Agder, Norway)
Trippl, Michaela (Universität Wien, Austria)
Institute for Multi-Level Governance and Development IN (Details)
Research areas (ÖSTAT Classification 'Statistik Austria')
5329 Economics of location (Details)
5331 Structural policy (Details)
5350 Innovation research (Details)
5606 Spatial research (Details)
5608 Regional development planning (Details)
5611 Urban and regional analysis (Details)
5618 Regional economy (Details)
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