Gatautis R.,Kaunas University of Technology |
Vitkauskaite E.,Kaunas University of Technology |
Damaskopolous T.,European Interdisciplinary Research Institute
4th International Conference on Digital Society, ICDS 2010, Includes CYBERLAWS 2010: The 1st International Conference on Technical and Legal Aspects of the e-Society | Year: 2010
Clusters and the broader patterns of economic specialization across geographies have become an important concern for European policy makers. The new approaches to cluster analysis develop new conceptual dimensions that encapsulate the key aspects of this new phase and better enable all cluster stakeholders address the challenges confronted by regional economies. This requires a change of perspective where clusters are no longer seen as regionally bound constellations nurtured by regional economic systems but rather as 'hubs' within a global system of flows of information, knowledge and economic activity. This is what the concept of extended and dynamic clustering is designed to capture. © 2010 IEEE.