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Behind Innovation Clusters: Individual, Cultural, and Strategic Linkages

As observed by Porter [1] and Enright [2], clusters occupy a key position in the economy of developed countries, most notably because they bring several benefits resulting from economic and social factors. Although these authors alert us to the importance of social capital mechanisms in clustering processes, they fail to fully explore the psychological and […]

The iHub Cluster

With the help of Google Africa and Intel Corporation, the iHub has embarked on a journey whose immediate realization is the setting up of a High Performance Computing (HPC) system, which we are calling the iHub Cluster. The best part is that it was an idea was presented in 2011 from an iHub community member, […]

Clusters Not Relevant to Innovation

It’s going to break many hearts around Europe where innovation clusters have been strongly advocated at all levels of policy making but a recent Norwegian study found that a firms international connections were far more important than local clusters. That means the future for many regions and companies lies in building those international pipelines (partnerships, […]

Convoy Model: The Dynamic Perspective of Porter’s Cluster Model

For some 20 years, regional and city based innovation and economic development policy focused on clustering, based on Michael Porter’s (1990) Competitive Advantage of Nations. However, there are still those that are doubtful about whether clusters foster economic development. In this article an alternative is proposed: the convoy model. The evidence that clusters lead to […]