Cluster Advantage and Firm Performance: A Concluding Remark

  • Fiorenza Belussi
  • Jose-Luis Hervas-OliverEmail author
Part of the Advances in Spatial Science book series (ADVSPATIAL)


This book does not represent only an up-to-date analysis on the industrial districts and clusters (ID/C) theory, involving several experts coming from different academic experiences and European and non-European country origins (Spain, Chaps. 3, 6, 7, 9, 11, and 14; Italy, Chaps. 3, 5, 8, 10, 12, 13, 15, and 16; Germany, Chap. 3; the UK, Chaps.


Agglomerations Clusters Industrial districts Evolution Open questions 



Professor Dr. Hervas-Oliver has received financial support from ECO-63645-R (MINECO/FEDER) from the Spanish Ministry of Economy, Industry, and Competitiveness. Additionally, this work is part of the research project PRAT (2014) “Moving knowledge into action: exploring the micro-foundation of an innovation ecosystem,” funded by the University of Padova and headed by Prof. Dr. Silvia Rita Sedita CPDA142857/14.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Padova UniversityPadovaItaly
  2. 2.ESIC Business and Marketing SchoolMadridSpain
  3. 3.Universitat Politècnica de ValènciaValenciaSpain

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