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Clusters and Competitiveness: Building Resilience in Knowledge-based Regions

Hybrid conference with annual meeting of the European Chapter of the Microeconomics of Competitiveness Affiliate Network
Bochum (Germany) and online, 23-24 September 2021


After three decades of academic discourse on, and practical/political experience with clusters and competitiveness, crises and rising challenges pose new questions to scholars and policy-makers alike. Are clusters and cluster policies still relevant to maintain and build more resilient regions? How did they adapt to new challenges, how do they need to transform in the future? Our conference brings academics, policy-makers and practitioners in the field of regional economic development, clusters and competitiveness together to discuss these and related issues.

Institute of Geography, Ruhr-University Bochum
Centre for Regional and Innovation Economics, University of Bremen & Friedrich Schiller University, Jena
Bochum Economic Development
Duisburg Business & Innovation (DBI)

G DATA Campus, Königsallee 178, 44799 Bochum, Germany

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Conference Fee
Participation is free of charge. Travel and accommodation will be provided for invited speakers.

Registration: 01 September 2021
Abstracts: 10 August 2021


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