In their new paper published in Regional Studies, Dimitris Assimakopoulos, Helen Lawton Smith, Ning Baines, Maria Tsouri and Saverio Romeo explore the divergence in patterns of regional development in twin towns, one in France, Grenoble, and one in the UK, Oxford.
Since the early 2000s, a number of changes in national policies in each country have had a direct effect on the dynamics of local technology-led economic development.
Here the particular interest is in those that relate to interrelationships (dyads) between anchor organizations (public sector research laboratories) and major local firms. The paper’s focus is on how changes in policy effect strong local relationships and how multiple anchor organizations drive cluster development. Here is the link if you’d like to read more about this article:
Dimitris Assimakopoulos, Helen Lawton Smith, Ning Baines, Saverio Romeo & Maria Tsouri (2021) Oxford and Grenoble: multiple anchors, strong dyadic relationships and national policy in fostering cluster architectures, Regional Studies, DOI: 10.1080/00343404.2021.1998416