Visualization of firm linkages in the Chicago ICT cluster

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dc.contributor.author Byrne, Eoin
dc.contributor.author Hobbs, John
dc.contributor.author Doran, Justin
dc.date.accessioned 2018-04-18T09:15:33Z
dc.date.available 2018-04-18T09:15:33Z
dc.date.issued 2018-02-22
dc.identifier.citation Byrne, E., Hobbs, J. and Doran, J. (2018) 'Visualization of firm linkages in the Chicago ICT cluster', Regional Studies, Regional Science, 5(1), pp. 94-97. doi: 10.1080/21681376.2018.1426036 en
dc.identifier.volume 5 en
dc.identifier.issued 1 en
dc.identifier.startpage 94 en
dc.identifier.endpage 97 en
dc.identifier.issn 2168-1376
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10468/5797
dc.identifier.doi 10.1080/21681376.2018.1426036
dc.description.abstract Do industry clusters derive their success from a strong ‘local buzz’ or from access to ‘global pipelines’? This important question is addressed in the context of the Chicago (Illinois, United States) information and communication technology (ICT) cluster, which has shown growth and dynamism and is a significant sector not only in terms of the jobs it creates directly but also by supporting other sectors in Chicago. Cluster mapping and analysis studies have provided industry and policy-makers with instruments to explain the cluster structure and its connection to an economy for over two decades. Visualization of linkages in networks and clusters (V-LINC), a methodology that records, maps and analyses the linkages that firms in clusters engage in, is applied to the ICT sector in Chicago. Visualizing the firm linkages of Chicago ICT firms provides a geographical footprint of the cluster’s ecosystem. Through an understanding of the various linkages that firms in a cluster engage in, targeted policy recommendations can be developed to build on strengths and address weaknesses. The visualization of firm linkages has considerable potential to add to cluster analysis by improving how data are portrayed, the dissemination of research and explaining how clusters operate. en
dc.description.sponsorship Higher Education Authority (ERASMUS+ International Credit Mobility, awarded by the Higher Education Institutes (HEI) Ireland 2015) en
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dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Taylor & Francis en
dc.rights © 2018 The Author(s). Published by Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. en
dc.rights.uri https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ en
dc.subject Industry clusters en
dc.subject Cluster analysis en
dc.subject Cluster mapping en
dc.subject Firm linkages en
dc.subject Information and communication technology (ICT) en
dc.subject ICT en
dc.subject Chicago, USA en
dc.title Visualization of firm linkages in the Chicago ICT cluster en
dc.type Article (peer-reviewed) en
dc.internal.authorcontactother Justin Doran, Economics, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland. +353-21-490-3000 Email: justin.doran@ucc.ie en
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dc.date.updated 2018-04-17T13:22:43Z
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dc.contributor.funder Higher Education Authority en
dc.description.status Peer reviewed en
dc.identifier.journaltitle Regional Studies, Regional Science en
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dc.internal.IRISemailaddress justin.doran@ucc.ie en


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© 2018 The Author(s). Published by Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. Except where otherwise noted, this item's license is described as © 2018 The Author(s). Published by Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
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