Clusters as Innovation Engines: The Accelerating Strengths of Proximity

Xavier Ferras-Hernandez, Petra A. Nylund

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As economic competition is becoming global, innovation clusters emerge as a salient level of competitive analysis. We hence study when and how innovation clusters strengthen innovation at firm level. We review insights in this topic from different theoretical perspectives, for example, neoclassical economics, evolutionary economics, behavioral economics, strategic management and open innovation, in search of a comprehensive theoretical framework that explains the relationship between firm innovation and the concentration of innovative activities in the proximity. We then deduce five strengths which drive technological change in innovation clusters, namely attraction, information, interaction, anticipation, and rivalry.

Idioma originalAnglès
Pàgines (de-a)37-53
Nombre de pàgines17
RevistaEuropean Management Review
Estat de la publicacióPublicada - 1 de març 2019
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