Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/230178
Authors: 
Grashof, Nils
Year of Publication: 
2020
Citation: 
[Journal:] Papers in Regional Science [ISSN:] 1435-5957 [Volume:] 99 [Issue:] 5 [Pages:] 1237-1260
Abstract: 
The aim of this paper is to investigate the alleged effect of clusters on firm performance and the moderating influence of the specific context by conducting a meta‐analysis of the relevant empirical literature. Therefore four different performance variables from four separate publication databases are considered. The final sample of the meta‐analysis consists of 168 empirical studies. The statistical integration of the corresponding results of these empirical studies indicates that there exists relatively weak evidence for a pure firm‐specific cluster effect. Instead, it can be asserted that several variables from different levels of analysis directly or interactively moderate the relationship between clusters and firm's success.
Subjects: 
cluster effect
firm performance
meta‐analysis
moderating effects
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Creative Commons License: 
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
Document Type: 
Article
Document Version: 
Published Version

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