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A Decade with the Oresund Bridge

May 2012

For the last couple of decades Clusters theories have gained increased attention from both scholars and decision makers. This thesis will use those theories to analyse the Oresund region, which is situated at the border of Sweden and Denmark. As the region went through major transformation at the turn of the century when a bridge was opened between the two countries creating a single market is was considered an interesting unit of analysis. Porter’s Diamond was applied using both qualitative and quantitative methods to look at the regional development since the opening of the bridge, both in terms of successes as well as troubles. The major successes of the integration have mostly to do with increased strength of factors while shortcomings have to do with lack of cross border networking. These problems were then further analysed using alternative frameworks such as regional innovation, agency and network theories.

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