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Innovation and Clustering among Information Technology Firms in Melbourne

Mohannak, Kavoos (2004) Innovation and Clustering among Information Technology Firms in Melbourne. Prometheus, 22(1), pp. 83-98.

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Abstract

This paper investigates innovative activities, clustering and regional interaction of a group of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) firms in the metropolitan area of Melbourne. In order to make an evaluation of the regional innovation potential among the firms, a written questionnaire was sent to the selected firms. The focal point of the analysis lay in determining innovative activities within individual firms and degree of linkages between different firms. The results indicate that innovative relationships with customers and suppliers are stronger within the region and they tend to co-operate more on a vertical basis. However, the findings suggest that firms rely only partly on innovation partners within the region and to a considerable extent they are integrated in national and international networks.

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ID Code: 6330
Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: For more information, please refer to the journal’s website (see link) or contact the author. Author contact details: k.mohannak@qut.edu.au.
Keywords: innovative linkages, clustering, information and communication technologies (ICT), regional innovation, Melbourne, Kavoos Mohannak
DOI: 10.1080/0810902032000194047
ISSN: 1470-1030
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > COMMERCE MANAGEMENT TOURISM AND SERVICES (150000) > BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT (150300)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > COMMERCE MANAGEMENT TOURISM AND SERVICES (150000) > BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT (150300) > Small Business Management (150314)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > COMMERCE MANAGEMENT TOURISM AND SERVICES (150000) > BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT (150300) > Innovation and Technology Management (150307)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > QUT Business School
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2004 Taylor & Francis
Copyright Statement: First published in Prometheus 22(1):pp. 83-98.
Deposited On: 02 Mar 2007
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 23:05

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