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Klusterteorins brister

Aronsson, Hilda LU and Smith, Jenny (2017) SMKK60 20171
Department of Service Management and Service Studies
Abstract
Clusters are concentrations of businesses with highly specialized skills and knowledge with
an approach to economic development. This approach encourages behavior that is procompetitive
within institutions, rivals, related businesses and sophisticated customers so they
can work together within a particular nation or region as a tightly connected network. The
aim of this thesis is to create a deeper understanding for clusters as a field of research by
deconstructing literature within the field, through an analysis with postcolonial theory.
Furthermore, this paper aims to complement the existing field of research by examining
which ideological stance can be made visible within the cluster theory and how postcolonial
theory can... (More)
Clusters are concentrations of businesses with highly specialized skills and knowledge with
an approach to economic development. This approach encourages behavior that is procompetitive
within institutions, rivals, related businesses and sophisticated customers so they
can work together within a particular nation or region as a tightly connected network. The
aim of this thesis is to create a deeper understanding for clusters as a field of research by
deconstructing literature within the field, through an analysis with postcolonial theory.
Furthermore, this paper aims to complement the existing field of research by examining
which ideological stance can be made visible within the cluster theory and how postcolonial
theory can counteract the cluster theory's ideological dominance. Our method has been a
literature analysis within a selective literature review, as it refers to a close research regarding
clusters and translating its literature.

This thesis has had a great focus on social and political constructions as a western philosophy
has been seen within the field of cluster. Which has made one of these thesis conclusions
visible, it refers to a clarification of an economic ideologic stance. As the analysis processed
the cluster theory, social and political effect has also been made visible and exemplified. It is
a matter of a dominance within the geographic space of the center/periphery, to create
competitiveness on the global market, where a collective understanding refers to power
configuration between them. The second conclusion refers to a demand for redistribution and
recognition for the economic ideological stance, this is to avoid its outcome within social and
political effects but also to be able to create a liberation process and contribute to new
perspective within the cluster theory. (Less)
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author
Aronsson, Hilda LU and Smith, Jenny
supervisor
organization
alternative title
En litteraturanalys med postkolonial teori av teoribildningen kluster
course
SMKK60 20171
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
Cluster, postcolonial theory, knowledge creation, ideologic stance, competitiveness, economic conditions
language
Swedish
id
8912642
date added to LUP
2017-08-21 16:34:16
date last changed
2017-08-21 16:34:16
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  abstract     = {Clusters are concentrations of businesses with highly specialized skills and knowledge with
an approach to economic development. This approach encourages behavior that is procompetitive
within institutions, rivals, related businesses and sophisticated customers so they
can work together within a particular nation or region as a tightly connected network. The
aim of this thesis is to create a deeper understanding for clusters as a field of research by
deconstructing literature within the field, through an analysis with postcolonial theory.
Furthermore, this paper aims to complement the existing field of research by examining
which ideological stance can be made visible within the cluster theory and how postcolonial
theory can counteract the cluster theory's ideological dominance. Our method has been a
literature analysis within a selective literature review, as it refers to a close research regarding
clusters and translating its literature.

This thesis has had a great focus on social and political constructions as a western philosophy
has been seen within the field of cluster. Which has made one of these thesis conclusions
visible, it refers to a clarification of an economic ideologic stance. As the analysis processed
the cluster theory, social and political effect has also been made visible and exemplified. It is
a matter of a dominance within the geographic space of the center/periphery, to create
competitiveness on the global market, where a collective understanding refers to power
configuration between them. The second conclusion refers to a demand for redistribution and
recognition for the economic ideological stance, this is to avoid its outcome within social and
political effects but also to be able to create a liberation process and contribute to new
perspective within the cluster theory.},
  author       = {Aronsson, Hilda and Smith, Jenny},
  keyword      = {Cluster,postcolonial theory,knowledge creation,ideologic stance,competitiveness,economic conditions},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Klusterteorins brister},
  year         = {2017},
}