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Clusters of innovative firms: absorptive capacity in larger networks?

Matthews, Judy H. (2002) Clusters of innovative firms: absorptive capacity in larger networks? In Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management (ANZAM) Conference, December, La Trobe University Beechworth Campus, Victoria. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

Firms are often compared in terms of their resources or capabilities (resource based view of the firm (Barney, 1991, 1997) dynamic capabilities (Eisenhardt & Martin, 2000) and their performance on knowledge transfer (Argote & Ingram, 2000), absorptive capacity and relative absorptive capacity. Innovative firms are often located with other firms in clusters, with relationships and networks that have developed over time or in response to particular drivers and conditions. This paper investigates assumptions related to innovative firms and their environments and brings together research relevant to individual firms, notions of absorptive capacity and findings about clusters of firms. Firm relationships in cluster configurations are discussed and a research agenda proposed.

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ID Code: 14633
Item Type: Conference Paper
Keywords: Innovation, absorptive capacity, clusters, dynamic capabilities
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > COMMERCE MANAGEMENT TOURISM AND SERVICES (150000) > BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT (150300) > Business and Management not elsewhere classified (150399)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Australian Centre for Entrepreneurship
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > QUT Business School
Current > Schools > School of Management
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2002 Judy H. Matthews
Deposited On: 01 Sep 2008
Last Modified: 05 Jan 2011 23:38

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