Industrial Strategy in Scotland: A review of cluster-based initiatives
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Embargo end date29/10/2021
Scotland’s low carbon transition is increasingly framed as an opportunity for the commercialisation of low carbon technologies, green economic growth and the creation of green jobs. This report considers historic efforts of industrial clustering in Scotland. It provides a brief review of international research on industrial clusters. The research covers issues such as the characteristics of industrial clusters, including geographic proximity and knowledge exchange networks and the dynamics of cluster growth. It also provides an overview of policy mechanisms to encourage cluster formation and efforts to shift away from historically entrenched but unsustainable clusters. The report describes three case studies of industrial clustering in Scotland along with the challenges that these faced from a policy perspective.