Received: 2019-05-13  |  Accepted: 2019-11-10  |  Published: 2020-03-30

Title

Comparative study between two innovative clusters in Morocco and Italy


Abstract

The paper takes place in the research field of the European project “Cluster Development Med” (Horizon 2020) focusing on the innovation and technology in the sustainable development area. Authors suggest a comparative study, which allows selecting the most innovative clusters in Morocco and Italy, and making comparisons between and within them. The analysis defines the weaknesses and strengths in the both examined clusters and embrace three dimensions of cluster activity, so called, “Humain and Material Resources, Activities, Processes and strategies”. In this paper, we start by giving a global presentation of Moroccan clusters, their history and geolocation. As a first case of study, we focused on the “Maroc Numeric Cluster” (MNC) manely on its limitations and weaknesses. Thus, in the second case study, we present a cluster that is the beating heart of Italian excellence in the energy sector (Lombardy Energy Cleantech Cluster LE2C). The aim of this paper is to present the LE2C strengths and successful strategies in order to adapt them to the MNC cluster so that it can promote and accelerate again with a successfull proccess.


Keywords

clusters, Maroc Numeric Cluster, Morocco, Italy, Cluster Development Med project, Lombardy Energy Cleantech cluster


JEL classifications

O32 , O44


URI

http://jssidoi.org/ird/article/27


DOI


HAL


Pages

400-417


Funding

This research was supported by the project, which has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme European Research Council (ERC) under the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme Marie Sklodowska-Curie Research and Innovation Staff Exchanges ES H2020-MSCA-RISE-2014 CLUSDEVMED (2015-2019) Grant Agreement Number 645730730

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Authors

El Idrissi, Najiba El Amrani
Sidi Mohamed Ben Abdellah University, Fez, Morocco http://www.usmba.ac.ma
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Zerrouk, Ilham
Sidi Mohamed Ben Abdellah University, Fez, Morocco http://www.usmba.ac.ma
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Zerrari, Naoual
Sidi Mohamed Ben Abdellah University, Fez, Morocco http://www.usmba.ac.ma
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Monni, Salvatore
Roma Tre University, Roma, Italy http://www.uniroma3.it
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Journal title

Insights into Regional Development

Volume

2


Number

1


Issue date

March 2020


Issue DOI


ISSN

ISSN 2345-0282 (online)


Publisher

VšĮ Entrepreneurship and Sustainability Center, Vilnius, Lithuania

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