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Development models and policies for maritime clusters


Zhang, W and Lam, JSL and Li, KX, Development models and policies for maritime clusters, Geographies of Maritime Transport: Transport, Mobilities and Spatial Change, Edward Elgar Publishing, G Wilmsmeier and J Monios (ed), United Kingdom, pp. 258-274. ISBN 9781788976633 (2020) [Research Book Chapter]

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Copyright 2020 Gordon Wilmsmeier and Jason Monios

DOI: doi:10.4337/9781788976640.00019


Cluster research has been a key subject in regional studies over the past two decades. In waterborne transport geography, maritime clusters are centres of industry and economic development. This research investigates the corresponding mechanisms, originating from diverse modes of regional economic development, for maritime cluster evolution. More importantly, development models and policies which are suitable for each mode of maritime cluster development are proposed namely the maritime production cluster, maritime service cluster and the all-in-one maritime cluster. Empirical case studies are presented for each mode of maritime cluster. As a whole, this chapter provides practical strategic recommendations for policy makers on how maritime clusters should be developed with a systematic plan and mapping, en route to higher value-added maritime clusters.

Item Details

Item Type:Research Book Chapter
Keywords:development models, policies, maritime clusters
Research Division:Human Society
Research Group:Policy and administration
Research Field:Economic development policy
Objective Division:Transport
Objective Group:Water transport
Objective Field:International sea freight transport (excl. live animals, food products and liquefied gas)
UTAS Author:Zhang, W (Dr Vera Zhang)
ID Code:140176
Year Published:2020
Deposited By:Maritime and Logistics Management
Deposited On:2020-07-30
Last Modified:2021-09-06

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