Skip to content Skip to navigation

OpenStax CNX

You are here: Home » Content » A Study of How a Region Can Lever Participation in a Global Network to Accelerate the Development of a Sustainable Technology Cluster


Recently Viewed

This feature requires Javascript to be enabled.
Book icon

A Study of How a Region Can Lever Participation in a Global Network to Accelerate the Development of a Sustainable Technology Cluster

Collection by: James Abbey. E-mail the author

Start reading the collection »

Collection Properties

Summary: The growing importance of the knowledge economy and technology-focused regional clusters upon economic development has seen a new perspective brought in light of the recent global economic turmoil. The events of the past two years have demonstrated the truly global and inter connected dimension of technology and enterprise, while highlighting the benefits of collaboration and the risks of not working together. Previous studies have examined technology and business cycles, as well as regional economic development and the role of collaboration in innovation. The roles of academia, industry, and the private sector within innovation systems at the national and regional levels have also received significant consideration. Through detailed study of the needs and opportunities of the Life-Science Nanotechnology Sector, it has been shown that the determining factors for success centre around the people involved and how they work together. In parallel, the study has made use of the Swansea University involvement in the Texas/United Kingdom Collaborative to explore five core components of effective and impactful collaboration, namely: People, Culture, Economics, Science and Governance. In conclusion a number of recommendations are made to assist a region in successfully harnessing the potential to lever participation in a global network as part of a strategic approach for development of a sustainable regional technology cluster.

Institution: Swansea University

This collection contains: Modules by: James Abbey.

Content actions

Download collection as:

PDF | EPUB (?)

What is an EPUB file?

EPUB is an electronic book format that can be read on a variety of mobile devices.

Downloading to a reading device

For detailed instructions on how to download this content's EPUB to your specific device, click the "(?)" link.

| More downloads ...

Add collection to:

My Favorites (?)

'My Favorites' is a special kind of lens which you can use to bookmark modules and collections. 'My Favorites' can only be seen by you, and collections saved in 'My Favorites' can remember the last module you were on. You need an account to use 'My Favorites'.

| A lens I own (?)

Definition of a lens


A lens is a custom view of the content in the repository. You can think of it as a fancy kind of list that will let you see content through the eyes of organizations and people you trust.

What is in a lens?

Lens makers point to materials (modules and collections), creating a guide that includes their own comments and descriptive tags about the content.

Who can create a lens?

Any individual member, a community, or a respected organization.

What are tags? tag icon

Tags are descriptors added by lens makers to help label content, attaching a vocabulary that is meaningful in the context of the lens.

| External bookmarks