High-Tech Firms and the Dynamics of Innovative Industrial Clusters

Mario Agostino Maggioni, Massimiliano Riggi, Massimiliano R. Riggi

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Industrial clusters have been defined as “a spatial and sectoral concentrations of firms” (Bresnahan et al. 2002). Innovative industrial clusters have been defined either as those clusters which, in a given period of time, have displayed a high level of innovative outputs or, more generally, as those cluster whose sectoral specialisation is in “high-tech industries” defined on the basis of innovative inputs.Aim of this chapter is to discuss the empirical identification and measurement of innovative industrial clusters; to present a theoretical framework for the analysis of clusters development; to analyse the dynamics of a restricted sample of high-tech industries across the US (over the period 19882003)
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHandbook of Research on Innovation and Clusters: Theories, Cases and Policies
EditorsCharlie Karlsson
Number of pages25
Publication statusPublished - 2008


  • high-tech firms
  • industrial clusters
  • industrial dynamics


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