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TCIOceania14 Welcome to the Australasian Cluster Conference TCIOceania14 Welcome to the Australasian Cluster Conference Presentation Transcript

  • 1 Copyright 2014 © Christian Ketels Welcome to the Australasian Cluster Conference Dr Christian H.M. Ketels 30 May 2014
  • Australasian Cluster Conference Dr Christian H. M. Ketels Institute for Strategy and Competitiveness, Harvard Business School President, TCI Network rafmozart@terra.com.br
  • 3 Copyright 2014 © Christian Ketels Why Clusters? Understand Economies Improve Firm Performance Improve Policy Action Understand Economic Performance
  • 4 Copyright 2014 © Christian Ketels Why Clusters? Understand Economies • How does location affect competition in your industry? • What industries are related to each other? • What is the specialization profile of your region? • What regions are potential partners/rivals?
  • 5 Copyright 2014 © Christian Ketels Why Clusters? The Firm Perspective Improve Firm Performance SITES • Where are the ‘hot spots’ of our industry? • Where do I find the right suppliers and skills to build my business? • Where are my rivals, and what locational conditions can they leverage? MARKETS • Where are key industries present that are buyers of our products and services? PARTNERS • Who can I draw on in my region, within my cluster and beyond? • In what locations can I find key partners?
  • 6 Copyright 2014 © Christian Ketels Understand Economic Performance The Impact of Specialization on Wage Levels 0% 2% 4% 6% 8% 10% Industry Cluster Industry Cluster Weak Business Environment Strong Business Environment Elasticity of wages to specialization (LQ)
  • 7 Copyright 2014 © Christian Ketels • Clusters emerge naturally • Collaboration within clusters requires purposeful action • Upgrading of the cluster- specific business environment requires purposeful action • Cluster initiatives organize the necessary collective action
  • 8 Copyright 2014 © Christian Ketels Why Clusters? The Policy Perspective Improve Policy Action COLLABORATION • Support collaboration structures within clusters FOCUS • Use clusters and cluster organizations as an organizing principle and channel for policies on innovation, SME, skills, exports, etc.) SELECTION • Concentrate funding on strong clusters and cluster organizations
  • 9 Copyright 2014 © Christian Ketels What Drives the Success of Cluster Efforts? Setting • Cluster with critical mass of existing economic activities • Broader policy environment focused on competitiveness upgrading Organization Activities • Capabilities of the Cluster Initiative Manager • Private sector logic needs to drive the organization, public sector critical to create the right environment • Strategic action agenda grounded in understanding of the relevant market • Operational effectiveness in individual activities
  • 10 Copyright 2014 © Christian Ketels Your Partner for Effective Cluster Efforts www.tci-network.org
  • 11 Copyright 2014 © Christian Ketels The TCI Network • Who are we? • What do we do? • What’s in it for you? The leading global network of professionals and organizations active in cluster-based economic development GLOBAL PRACTITIONERS CLUSTER-BASED ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT www.tci-network.org
  • 12 Copyright 2014 © Christian Ketels The TCI Network: Activities • Who are we? • What do we do? • What’s in it for you? Support the effective use of cluster-based economic development approaches to raise the competitiveness and innovative capacity of firms, cities, regions and countries ENABLE COLLABORATION SHARE KNOWLEDGE CREATE KNOWLEDGE www.tci-network.org
  • 13 Copyright 2014 © Christian Ketels The TCI Network: Becoming a Member • Who are we? • What do we do? • What’s in it for you? Up-to-date information from the global cluster community Reduced fees for TCI Conferences Access to high-quality contacts and organizations around the world Access to and inclusion in databases on clusters, cluster programs, and experts Specific member activities like mentoring, peer reviews, interest groups Exposure and global visibility on TCI communication channels Ability to draw on TCI support in funding applications www.tci-network.org
  • 14 Copyright 2014 © Christian Ketels www.tci2014.org Welcome to Monterrey!