International Sports Cluster in Lausanne/Vaud: Key Elements of Success

Troels Troelsen*

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The City of Lausanne and the Canton de Vaud asked TSE Consulting to prepare a report giving specific consideration to the business development possibilities for a proposed sports cluster development project. This report is a supplement to previous reports and other studies being commissioned on this topic. This report has been developed over five weeks during January and February 2014. It was prepared by TSE Consulting in Lausanne with input from TSE Academic Advisor, Troels Troelsen, an Associate Professor of Sports Economics at Copenhagen Business School. Information for this report was drawn from interviews, desk research and existing documents, combined with TSE Consulting’s experience of working with sports cities around the world. The Olympic Capital sports cluster already exists and as such this report focuses on providing some key points which will assist in the further development and enhancement of the existing cluster. The report starts with a background and understanding of the cluster as it is today and then provides some key ideas to the further development of the sports cluster in the Olympic Capital. The report provides a definition of a cluster and outlines some of the pros and cons of an industry cluster for the organisations that are operating within them. The key ideas for ensuring that the future development of the cluster is successful are described and a starting point is provided for the next step to take for each point. Final comments are then made in relation to the proposed cluster and the case studies that have been developed in relation to the cluster are outlined in the Appendices. The idea of the cluster is a very exciting start of a new expansion of the sport sector in Lausanne / Canton de Vaud. This report aims to provide ideas and background to kick start the development with very concrete recommendations so that the implementation can start over the coming months.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationLausanne
PublisherTSE Consulting
Number of pages25
Publication statusPublished - 2014

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