Chris van Egeraat

Senior Lecturer

Chris van Egeraat is Senior Lecturer at the Department of Geography, Maynooth University. He has 25 years experience of researching issues related to clusters and regional development policy in Ireland and internationally and has published widely in both areas. Chris regularly acts as a consultant for national and regional economic development organisations on issues related to industrial development policy. He can be contacted at [email protected]

Contact Details

Email:[email protected]

Biography

Chris van Egeraat is Senior Lecturer at the Department of Geography, Maynooth University. He has 25 years experience of researching issues related to clusters and regional development policy in Ireland and internationally and has published widely in both areas. Chris regularly acts as a consultant for national and regional economic development organisations on issues related to industrial development policy. He can be contacted at [email protected]

SOTA Review

Identifying Clusters – A Review of Methodological Approaches. SOTA No 9

Although a seemingly intuitive concept, the identification of clusters involves a number of complexities linked to (1) the cluster definition (the industry boundaries) and (2) the spatial determination of clusters.
Over the last 20 years, researchers have proposed a range of methods to address both aspects.
The choice of cluster identification method will depend on the policy question, geographical context, type of industries under investigation and, importantly, data availability.

Associated Themes
  • Productivity and performance