Center for Strategy and Competitiveness The Center for Strategy and Competitiveness (CSC) was founded in 2005 and focuses on five research tracks: Strategy and Market Systems, International Business, Knowledge in Networks, Clusters, and Competitiveness Policy. CSC works in a trans-disciplinary tradition involving theories from Strategy, Management, International Business, Economic Geography, Economic Sociology and Economic History. CSC is managing the Cluster Observatory and runs a number of data bases related to clusters. CSC leads the Nordic Virtual Worlds Network (NVWN), an international, inter-disciplinary project focused on investigating entrepreneurship and innovation in relation to virtual worlds and the 3D internet. CSC is an affiliate institute to the Institute for Strategy and Competitiveness (ISC), led by Professor Michael E Porter at HBS. The Cluster Observatory informs policymakers, cluster practitioners and researchers, throughout the world, about European clusters and cluster policies. CSC is a research center at SIR, Stockholm School of Economics Institute for Research. SIR is a national research institute for the economic sciences, with a focus on Business Administration in the broadest sense.