Regional clusters in a global world: Production relocation, innovation, and industrial decline

Poul Houman Andersen*

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Abstract

In the wake of globalization, still more regional clusters are globally outsourcing (purchasing components that were originally manufactured internally) or offshoring (globally relocating manufacturing while maintaining ownership control). Policy makers and business strategists alike are searching for theoretical frameworks to understand the underlying dynamics of this global reshuffling of production activities and how this will affect innovation and competitiveness. This article examines production relocation from a regional perspective. It shows that the impact of globalization on regional clusters depends on the modularity and digitalization of the regional production activities, which affect stickiness and coordination costs.

Original languageEnglish
JournalCalifornia Management Review
Volume49
Issue number1
Pages (from-to)101-122
Number of pages22
ISSN0008-1256
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2006

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