Industrial Policy and Governance: The Experience of Innovative Clusters in Spain

By Josep-Antoni Ybarra, Rafael Doménech Sanchez

In mid-2006, the Spanish government designed and implemented an industrial policy aimed at supporting the development of innovative clusters. Its objective was to promote a territorial and sectoral dynamic of innovation. This article presents a description and analysis of the program aimed at stimulating the creation of these groups of businesses. The second, more detailed, part analyzes the governance models that have been established.


  • industrial districts
  • clusters
  • governance
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