Clusters of Entrepreneurship and Innovation

6 May 2013 at 10:01 am 4 comments

| Peter Klein |

That’s the title of a new review paper by Aaron Chatterji, Ed Glaeser, and William Kerr (a gated NBER working paper, unfortunately). Agglomeration has been a huge issue in the entrepreneurship, technology strategy, innovation policy, and economic growth literatures and it’s nice to have an up-to-date, not-very-technical review paper. (Hopefully there is an ungated copy out there somewhere.)

Clusters of Entrepreneurship and Innovation
Aaron Chatterji, Edward L. Glaeser, William R. Kerr
NBER Working Paper No. 19013, May 2013

This paper reviews recent academic work on the spatial concentration of entrepreneurship and innovation in the United States. We discuss rationales for the agglomeration of these activities and the economic consequences of clusters. We identify and discuss policies that are being pursued in the United States to encourage local entrepreneurship and innovation. While arguments exist for and against policy support of entrepreneurial clusters, our understanding of what works and how it works is quite limited. The best path forward involves extensive experimentation and careful evaluation.

Update: ungated version here.

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4 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Jingjing Wang  |  6 May 2013 at 10:14 am

    I do not quite understand why you always said the NBER paper is gated. Since every time I clicked the link you provided, they are downloadable.

  • 2. Klein, Peter G.  |  6 May 2013 at 10:16 am

    They’re not gated for you, because you’re on the campus network of an organization that subscribes. Not so for the masses!

  • 3. olivierlehe  |  6 May 2013 at 1:16 pm

    Can you give more details abut this paper? Very interesting but too short for me! Thanks.

  • 4. kerndrup  |  9 May 2013 at 2:44 pm

    Dear Peter.
    The paper can be found on Harvard business school website

    http://www.hbs.edu/faculty/Publication%20Files/130424-CGK-IPE_45be2057-0f20-4dc2-98d4-e422198bd55c.pdf

    best søren

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