Clusters of entrepreneurship and innovation


Journal Article

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. © 2014 by the National Bureau of Economic Research. All rights reserved.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Chatterji, A; Glaeser, E; Kerr, W

Published Date

  • January 1, 2014

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 14 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 129 - 166

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1537-2618

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1531-3468

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1086/674023

Citation Source

  • Scopus