IE719 CLUSTER DEVELOPMENT AND QUALITATIVE ANALYSIS TECHNIQUES
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Qualitative research in understanding what clusters (industrial and service) are, why they exist, how to identify them, how they matter for regional economic development. Clusters as key organizational units for understanding and improving the performance of regional economies. Diagnosis of regional economic strengths and challenges and identification of clusters to shape the region’s economic future. Multidimensional approach for characterizing different types of clusters. Cluster research as a creative and informative mixture of art and science and connecting research with action.