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  • Clusters & New Economics Of Competition 1

    1. 1. Clusters & The New Economics Of Competition A Cluster Is the Manifestation of the Diamond at Work
    2. 2. Introduction to Clusters <ul><li>Today’s economic map of the world is dominated by clusters: critical masses – in one place – of unusual competitive success in particular fields. </li></ul><ul><li>Clusters are a striking feature of virtually every national, regional or state economy. E.G., Silicon Valley, Bollywood or Pune auto cluster. </li></ul>
    3. 3. Productive Use of Inputs <ul><li>Competition in today’s economy is far more dynamic. Companies can mitigate input-cost disadvantages through global sourcing. </li></ul><ul><li>Now competitive advantage rests on making productive use of inputs, which requires continuous innovation. </li></ul>
    4. 4. Environment <ul><li>What happens inside a company is important but clusters reveal that the immediate business environment outside companies plays a vital role as well. </li></ul><ul><li>Clusters often extend downstream channels and customers and laterally to manufacturers of complementary products. </li></ul>
    5. 5. Why Cluster? <ul><li>Reduce costs </li></ul><ul><li>Specialize </li></ul><ul><li>Leverage on another’s specialties </li></ul><ul><li>Increase rates of innovation </li></ul><ul><li>Pursue joint solutions to common problems </li></ul><ul><li>Build common labor pool, technology and infrastructure </li></ul><ul><li>Learn collectively what it takes to be competitive </li></ul>
    6. 6. What Is a Cluster? <ul><li>Clusters are geographic concentrations of interconnected companies and institutions in a particular field. </li></ul><ul><li>E.G., Suppliers of specialized inputs such as components , machinery, services & specialized infrastructure. </li></ul>
    7. 7. Clusters and the new economics of competition. Harvard Business Review ; Boston; Nov/Dec 1998; Michael E. Porter; http://polaris.umuc.edu/~fbetz/references/Porter.html
    8. 9. Constituents <ul><li>Many clusters include governmental & other institutions such as universities, standard setting agencies, think tanks, vocational training providers & trade associations. </li></ul><ul><li>Clusters promote both competition and cooperation. Rivals compete intensely to win & retain customers. Without vigorous competition, a cluster will fail. </li></ul>
    9. 10. How do clusters collaborate? <ul><li>Inform— newsletters and cluster directories </li></ul><ul><li>Learn— seminars, conferences and training </li></ul><ul><li>Market— strategic plans for exports, cluster brochures </li></ul><ul><li>Purchase— buyer-supplier linkages </li></ul><ul><li>Produce— bid on projects, joint ventures </li></ul><ul><li>Build Economic Infrastructure —technology transfer and telecommunications </li></ul><ul><li>Networking —formal and informal </li></ul>
    10. 11. Clusters and the new economics of competition. Harvard Business Review ; Boston; Nov/Dec 1998; Michael E. Porter; http://polaris.umuc.edu/~fbetz/references/Porter.html
    11. 12. Clusters Are Critical to Competition <ul><li>Clusters increase productivity of companies based in the area. </li></ul><ul><li>Clusters drive the direction and pace of innovation, which underpins productivity. </li></ul><ul><li>Cluster allows each member to benefit as if it had greater scale or as if it had joined with others formally – without losing flexibility. </li></ul>
    12. 13. Improves Productivity <ul><li>Better access to employees & suppliers </li></ul><ul><li>Access to specialized information </li></ul><ul><li>Complementarities </li></ul><ul><li>Access to institutions & public goods </li></ul><ul><li>Better motivation & measurement </li></ul>
    13. 14. Clusters & Innovations <ul><li>Presence of sophisticated buyers. </li></ul><ul><li>Companies plug into customer needs & trends speedily. </li></ul><ul><li>Ongoing relationships with others within the cluster enables learning about evolving technologies, marketing concepts & so on. </li></ul><ul><li>Close involvement of cluster members in the innovation process. </li></ul>
    14. 15. Stimulates New Business Formation <ul><li>Needed assets, skills & inputs are easily available in cluster locations. </li></ul><ul><li>Cluster often presents a significant local market & an entrepreneur may benefit from established relationship. </li></ul><ul><li>Local financials institutions already familiar with the cluster may require a lower risk premium </li></ul>
    15. 16. Stimulates New Business Formation <ul><li>Individuals working in a cluster can more easily perceive gaps in products and services. </li></ul><ul><li>Barriers to entry are lower. </li></ul>
    16. 17. Maharashtra clusters <ul><li>Centre releases Rs 15 crore for the Rs 67 crore auto cluster being established in Pune-Pimpri-Chinchwad. Sectors planned for the cluster include auto electronics, CAD/CAM and rubber/polymer & plastics. </li></ul><ul><li>Other clusters proposed are at Roha and Thane Belapur (for chemicals), Ichalkaranji (textiles) and Aurangabad (auto components). </li></ul>
    17. 18. Auto Cluster in Pune <ul><li>Automotive component manufacturers, trade associations, engineering colleges, research institutes, banks, financial institutions (FIs) and government agencies have been asked to develop & promote this cluster. </li></ul>
    18. 19. Cluster Development Programme UNITED NATIONS INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT ORGANIZATION
    19. 20. UNIDO in Action UNITED NATIONS INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT ORGANIZATION Cluster Development Programme Honduras Indonesia Bolivia El Salvador Nigeria Nicaragua Mexico Jamaica Madagascar Tunisia Zimbabwe Morocco Senegal Pakistan India
    20. 21. India Project <ul><li>UNIDO was requested by the Indian Ministry of Industry to promote pilot projects in selected clusters , and formulate a national cluster development programme. </li></ul><ul><li>With initial funding provided by the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, a comprehensive Project was prepared to promote cluster development. </li></ul>

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