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The strategic value of oscillating tie strength in technology clusters

Hebbert, William P., Keast, Robyn L., & Mohannak, Kavoos (2006) The strategic value of oscillating tie strength in technology clusters. Innovation: Management, Policy and Practice, 8(4-5).

Abstract

This paper focuses on the innovation networks of high-technology Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) within a Science and Technology Park (STP). More specifically, the study examines the role of network ties in high-technology SMEs by focusing on the linkages employed by small businesses to learn, adapt to technological change, and innovate. The paper presents evidence from a recent survey of Brisbane Technology Park (BTP) and this illustrates how the competitiveness of local high-tech firms will be enhanced by the suggested model, which describes the need for oscillation between weak and strong ties at different stages of the innovation process and diffusion.

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ID Code: 6480
Item Type: Journal Article
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Keywords: Science and Technology Parks, strong and weak ties, innovation networks, clusters, Brisbane Technology Park, high, tech SMEs, Robyn Keast, Kavoos Mohannak
ISSN: 1447-9338
Subjects: 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 2006 eContent Management
Copyright Statement: Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.
Deposited On: 14 Mar 2007
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 23:29

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