Clusters in Times of Uncertainty
Japanese and European Perspectives
Luciana Lazzeretti, University of Florence, Italy
Tamane Ozeki, Osaka Metropolitan University, Japan
Silvia Rita Sedita, University of Padova, Italy
Francesco Capone, University of Florence, Italy
Edward Elgar 2024

About the book
Delivering a global perspective, Clusters in Times of Uncertainty follows the transformation of clusters in a world defined by digital collaboration and green economies. In this innovative book, contributors deconstruct and compare examples from Japan and Europe to explore the opportunities and challenges that clusters present in our modern age.

Experts from economics and regional studies highlight the potential of cluster ecosystems for sustainable growth and societal well-being. A diverse range of rigorous analyses are implemented to address pressing issues such as environmental concerns, circular economy practices, social inclusion, and digital technologies. Chapters feature international case studies ranging from the Sapporo Valley cluster in Japan, to Polish National Key Clusters, to collaborations between Asia, Europe, and Latin America. Overarching phenomena such as B Corps are examined, as well as the inclusion of arts and crafts to promote sustainable practices and to enrich the cultural fabric and overall competitiveness of creative clusters.

Clusters in Times of Uncertainty is a valuable resource for understanding how clusters can foster resilient and sustainable economies. It provides creative insights and practical implications for academics studying economics of innovation, industrial and regional economics, and regional studies, as well as for policymakers and practitioners involved in regional development and economic growth.

Publication Date: 2024  | ISBN: 978 1 03531 575 8

About the Author
Luciana Lazzeretti is a Professor of Economics and Management, Department of Economics and Management, University of Florence, Italy.
Tamane Ozeki is an Associate Professor, Graduate School of Urban Management, Osaka Metropolitan University, Japan.
Silvia Rita Sedita is a Professor of Management, Department of Economics and Management, University of Padova, Italy.
Francesco Capone is an Associate Professor of Management, Department of Economics and Management, University of Florence, Italy

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