Oxford and Grenoble: multiple anchors, strong dyadic relationships and national policy in fostering cluster architectures

Date

2021-11-26

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Journal Title

Journal ISSN

ISSN

0034-3404

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Publisher

Taylor and Francis

Type

Article

Peer reviewed

Yes

Abstract

This paper explores the divergence in patterns of regional development in twin towns, one in France, Grenoble and one in the UK, Oxford. Since the early 2000s a number of changes in national policies in each country have had a direct effect on the dynamics of local technology-led economic development. Here the particular interest is in those which relate to inter-relationships (dyads) between anchor organisations (public sector research laboratories) and major local firms. The paper’s focus is on how changes in policy have an effect on strong local relationships and how multiple anchor organisations drive cluster development

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Keywords

Oxford, Grenoble, anchor institutions, knowledge organizations, regional development

Citation

Assimakopoulos, D., Lawton Smith, H., Baines, N, Romeo, S. and Tsouri, M. (2021) Oxford and Grenoble: multiple anchors, strong dyadic relationships and national policy in fostering cluster architectures. Regional Studies. 56 (10), pp. 1618-1632

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Centre for Enterprise and Innovation (CEI)