Kuchiki regards the formation process of an industrial cluster as a form of ontogenesis, analyses the formation process of segments of an industrial cluster and examines the sequence of the formation process. A segment is a part of the body that performs a specific function. Hox genes in genetic engineering play a leading role in forming the segments of an industrial cluster. Hox genes at the head of each segment are switches to initiate the formation of segments. The sequence of Hox genes determines the sequence of segment formation. There are economies of sequence in the ordering of Hox genes to form an industrial cluster. The first priority in industrial cluster policy should be given to nominating a master switch as a good leader.
Kuchiki, A. (2017). Introduction to an application of biology to the formation of segments in an industrial cluster. In A Multi-Industrial Linkages Approach to Cluster Building in East Asia: Targeting the Agriculture, Food, and Tourism Industry (pp. 269–282). Palgrave Macmillan. https://doi.org/10.1057/978-1-137-57128-1_13