International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 2, Issue 2, Part J (2016)
Competences in the cluster and beyond: A study of the Mauritian industry
Dr. Nirmal Kumar Betchoo
The cluster notion is an important one in understanding the development of the industrial sector in the Republic of Mauritius. The industrial zone, set up in the 1970s, was an imaginative idea of the founding fathers or industry captains of a developing economy. This research analyses the notion of cluster and states that competences were developed through the harnessing of skills, knowledge, human capital and location. These created the concept of ‘high value-added’ to the Mauritian economy and ensured its success in the initial teething years of industrialisation. Through this starting point, the cluster concept might be questioned on its relevance today as Mauritius aims to develop ‘smart cities’—a similar concept to that of India developed by the Indian PM Shri Narendra Modi. The researcher states that the creation of the smart cities in Mauritius will be an extension of the initial cluster concept which is technically ‘revamped’ and supported through a formula aiming to crystallise ideas regarding the upcoming form of the cluster.
How to cite this article:
Dr. Nirmal Kumar Betchoo. Competences in the cluster and beyond: A study of the Mauritian industry. International Journal of Applied Research. 2016; 2(2): 634-637.