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Thursday, 1 April 2010

"Clusters are the building blocks..."

Professor Michael Porter made this statement, which in full reads: 'Clusters are the building blocks of a productive, innovative economy'.   A cluster consists of a cluster core of highly specialised forms within the same industry.  Closely linked to this core are specialist supporting forms which supply services to it.   New Zealand has a number of clusters, some of which have focused on developing international markets for their cluster members.

I have compiled a Pathfinder entitled "Industry Clusters in New Zealand" so that you can look and see where these clusters are, which industries they cover and of the clusters listed which are currently engaged in international trade.  It is worth noting that Wellington has developed at least five clusters covering engineering, technology, manufacturing and the film industry.

The Pathfinder is available from the New Zealand School of Export FREE downloads page in pdf format:


Since it is possible that some of the information may be out of date, or incomplete, your comments and corrections would be appreciated.

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