Evaluating the Impact of Cluster Development Programs
Giuliani, Elisa; Maffioli, Alessandro; Pacheco, Manuel; Pietrobelli, Carlo; Stucchi, Rodolfo
Do the programs that aim to promote and develop industry clusters (also known as Cluster Development Programs) work? Do they have an impact on enterprise development? This paper offers an insight into the methods that can help answer these fundamental questions through solid quantitative evidence. In general, results will depend on the level of coordination that is achieved and on the actions undertaken as a result of improved coordination and strategy-setting of the relevant actors.