Clusters of innovative firms are important tools in improving the prosperity of a region. In this chapter, I present a model for the relationship between worldwide product market leadership and the performance of the region whereR&Dis core to this leadership. This model builds on the corporate strategy, clusters, and systems of innovation literatures. I then identify the product leadership cluster for Canada’s National Capital Region, describes its characteristics, and measures its dimensions. This cluster is comprised of 14 firms in which R&D in the region is core to their leadership positions in 16 product markets.

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Bailetti, A.J. (2004). The National Capital Region’s product leadership cluster. In Technology Innovation Entrepreneurship and Competitive Strategy. doi:10.1108/S1479-067X(2004)0000009008