The structural design of regional clusters : an exploration of the evolution of structural designs and the influence on cooperation

Eshuis, E. (2008) The structural design of regional clusters : an exploration of the evolution of structural designs and the influence on cooperation.

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Abstract:Regional clusters have been identified as one potential mechanism in which organizations can engage in cooperative efforts with other organizations. The performance effects of such clusters are well described in literature, but how to manage a cluster effectively is not described. There are some indications that managing a cluster might not ax a straightforward task cause organizations cooperate and still strive for their own goals at the same time. A cluster that has problems watts the management of a cluster is the ADGEN Cluster, Aerospace and Defence Group East Netherlands, a cluster that is established at the end of 2006 under the charge of the VMO. A qualitative research has been executed in order to give an advice. In this research the structural design (measured by three dimensions: level of formalization, centralization and heterogeneity).
Item Type:Essay (Master)
Clients:
VMO; ADGEN
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:85 business administration, organizational science
Programme:Business Administration MSc (60644)
Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/essays/58995
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