Government support for the development of regional food clusters: evidence from Alberta, Canada

Show simple item record Steiner, Bodo E. Ali, Jolene 2011-10-03T14:24:32Z 2011-10-03T14:24:32Z 2011-03
dc.identifier.citation Steiner, B.; Ali, J. (2011) 'Government support for the development of regional food clusters: Evidence from Alberta, Canada'. International Journal of Innovation and Regional Development, 3 (2):186-216. doi: 10.1504/IJIRD.2011.038924 en
dc.identifier.volume 3
dc.identifier.issued 2
dc.identifier.startpage 186
dc.identifier.endpage 216
dc.identifier.issn 1753-0660
dc.identifier.doi 10.1504/IJIRD.2011.038924
dc.description.abstract This paper analyses government support for networking and regional cluster growth in the food sector. It is, to the best of our knowledge, the first paper to provide a literature review of studies on regional food clusters, focusing on key features that characterise successful regional food clusters. The review compares key characteristics of such clusters with characteristics of clusters from other industrial sectors. The insights from these studies on clustering success and the role of government are contrasted with empirical evidence on government support for clustering in the Canadian food sector, specifically in the province of Alberta. The empirical evidence is based on two small industry surveys, one conducted in March 2005, and the second in August 2009. Considering this empirical evidence, we have little support for an emerging food (innovation) cluster in Alberta, and little evidence for effective government support toward food cluster development in Alberta. en
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dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Inderscience Enterprises Ltd. en
dc.rights © 2011 Inderscience Enterprises Ltd. en
dc.subject Location based clustering en
dc.subject Food clusters en
dc.subject Networks en
dc.subject Innovation en
dc.subject Government support en
dc.subject Alberta, Canada en
dc.subject Regional clusters en
dc.subject Regional development en
dc.subject.lcsh Food industry and trade--Government policy--Canada en
dc.subject.lcsh Rural development--Canada. en
dc.title Government support for the development of regional food clusters: evidence from Alberta, Canada en
dc.type Article (peer-reviewed) en
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dc.internal.authorcontactother Bodo Steiner, Food Business & Development, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland. +353-21-490-3000 Email: en
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dc.description.status Peer reviewed en
dc.identifier.journaltitle International Journal of Innovation and Regional Development en
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