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Entry, Growth and Patenting in Industrial Clusters: A Study of the Aerospace Industry in the UK

Catherine Beaudry

Article (2001)

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This paper studies how firm performance is influenced by the strength of the industrial cluster (or industrial district) in which it is located. The paper presents estimates of firm-level employment and patent growth models for a range of ‘5-digit' aerospace industries in the UK. In these models, employment in the firm's own sector and employment in other sectors is taken as a measure of the strength of the cluster. Strong positive clustering effects are found in many sectors, but nevertheless some clustering effects are negative. Entry into clusters of this industry is also examined and some sectors are found to attract new entry while others are only attracted.

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Industrial Clusters, Firm performance, Innovation, Entry, Aerospace

Subjects: 1600 Industrial engineering > 1600 Industrial engineering
2100 Mechanical engineering > 2108 Aerospace, aeronautical and automotive engineering
Department: Department of Mathematics and Industrial Engineering
Funders: European Community
Grant number: SOE1–CT97–1058 (DG12–SOLS)
PolyPublie URL: https://publications.polymtl.ca/2249/
Journal Title: International Journal of the Economics of Business (vol. 8, no. 3)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
DOI: 10.1080/13571510110079000
Official URL: https://doi.org/10.1080/13571510110079000
Date Deposited: 28 Sep 2016 14:43
Last Modified: 06 Apr 2024 03:22
Cite in APA 7: Beaudry, C. (2001). Entry, Growth and Patenting in Industrial Clusters: A Study of the Aerospace Industry in the UK. International Journal of the Economics of Business, 8(3), 405-436. https://doi.org/10.1080/13571510110079000


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