A Conceptual Framework for Firm Cooperation and Clusters and Their Impact on Productivity and Competitiveness
Pitelis, Christos N.
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In this chapter we will attempt to develop a conceptual framework for clusters of SMEs, mainly based on the insights of Penrose and Richardson. Building on this framework, we will then move on to examine the effect of clusters on competitiveness, and we will “test” our ideas in the context of a country-wide project aimed to support the creation of clusters in Greece