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Clusters and Competitiveness

Within this field of research, CSC looks into questions regarding Cluster theory, Cluster mapping and Competitiveness benchmarking.


European Cluster Observatory Phase II. Project Coordinator. Partners: Ivory Tower AB, Clusterland Oberösterreich GmbH, Orkestra, ZENIT GmbH, Fondation Sophia Antipolis. Funded by DG Enterprise and Industry of  the European Commission. September 2009 to August 2012. See European Cluster Observatory.


CLUSNET. The project has been set up to promote cooperation between Regions of Europe , and furthermore to share experience and good practice in the areas of innovation, the knowledge economy, the environment and risk prevention. It has been a project working towards improving the effectiveness of cluster support policies in larger European city-regions. CLUSNET has been financed through the Interregional Cooperation Programme INTERREG IVC. (2009-2011). Download the Final Report - Organising Clusters for Innovation: Lessons from City Regions in Europe .

Europe INNOVA Cluster Mapping Project, see European Cluster Observatory.


Wennberg, K. & Lindqvist, G. (2010) The effect of clusters on the survival and performance of new firms. Small Business Economics, 34(3), 221-241.

Lindqvist, G. (2009) Disentangling Clusters - Agglomeration and proximity effects. Published doctoral dissertation. Stockholm, EFI.

Lindqvist, G., Malmberg, A. & Sölvell, Ö. (2008) Swedish Cluster Maps. Stockholm: CSC.

Sölvell, Ö., Ketels, C. & Lindqvist, G. (2008) Industrial specialization and regional clusters in the ten new EU member states. Competitiveness Review, 18:1/2, 104-130

Teigland, R. & Lindqvist, G. (2007) Seeing eye-to-eye: How do public and private sector views of a biotech clusters and its cluster initiative differ? European Planning Studies, 15:6, 767-786

Ketels, C., G. Lindqvist & Ö. Sölvell (2006) Cluster Initiatives in Developing and Transition Economies. CSC

Lindqvist, G. (2006) Att starta och driva klusterinitiativ. Visanu 2006:1

Sölvell, Ö., G. Lindqvist & C. Ketels (2006) Zelená kniha klastrových iniciativ. Ivory Tower and Czech Invest, Prag (Översättning av The Cluster Initaitive Greenbook)

Teigland R., Lindqvist G., Malmberg A., Waxell A. (2004) Investigating the Uppsala Biotech Cluster. Uppsala: CIND

Ketels, C. and Ö. Sölvell (2004 and 2005) The State of the Region Report - Baltic Sea Region.

Sölvell, Ö., C. Ketels and T. Folkesson (2005) Clusters in EU 10.  DG Enterprise and Industry.

Malmberg, A., G. Lindqvist, and Ö. Sölvell (2003) Svenska Klusterkartor. (English translation 2005).