Strategy, policy, and the formulation of maritime cluster typologies

Ioannis G. Koliousis, Stratos Papadimitriou, Elena Riza, Peter J. Stavroulakis, Vangelis Tsioumas

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In recent years, clusters of industry have attracted multilateral attention, from academia and practice, alike. Clusters of industry relate to harbouring regional competitiveness; as such, they have come to be considered as important constructs for strategy and policy, that can be deemed as complementary domains. At the same time, maritime clusters are regarded as dynamic cases from a multitude of viewpoints. The concepts of strategic policy, particularly as they pertain to maritime clusters, require deeper understanding and more thorough analysis. In this context, cluster typologies surface as a useful instrument that can offer valuable insight. While this field instils the eventuality of facilitating policy and strategy within clusters, it remains relatively barren. This instance may present the opportunity to better elaborate on the formulation of models and frameworks that address the intricacies within maritime clusters. The research conducted introduces a three-tier framework for the generation of maritime cluster typologies, that bears the potential to enrich strategic management and its eventual policy implications, towards a more streamlined and informed manifestation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)31-38
Number of pages8
JournalMarine Policy
Early online date18 Oct 2017
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2017
Externally publishedYes


  • Cluster policy
  • Cluster typology
  • Framework
  • Maritime cluster
  • Strategic management
  • Strategic policy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Aquatic Science
  • Environmental Science(all)
  • Economics and Econometrics
  • Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law
  • Law


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