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The Role of Knowledge Heterogeneity on the Innovative Capability of Industrial Districts
Blekinge Institute of Technology, Faculty of Engineering, Department of Industrial Economics.
2013 (English)In: Entrepreneurial Knowledge, Technology and the Transformation of Regions / [ed] Karlsson, Charlie; Johansson, Börje; Stough, Roger, New York: Routledge , 2013Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

This paper seeks to contribute to the ongoing debate concerning the role of heterogeneity for the innovative capability of industrial districts. With this aim, using a knowledge-based approach, the paper focuses on different sources of industrial district knowledge heterogeneity and studies how the different level of heterogeneity affects the innovative capability of industrial districts. Four theoretical hypotheses concerning the effects of knowledge and knowledge heterogeneity on the Industrial District innovativeness are formulated. To test the hypotheses, an econometric analysis on 32 Italian District Provinces is applied. Empirical results show that knowledge heterogeneity matter for increasing the innovative capability of industrial districts.

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New York: Routledge , 2013.
Keyword [en]
Industrial district, innovative capability, knowledge heterogeneity
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Media and Communications Economics Business Administration
URN: urn:nbn:se:bth-6756ISI: 000327303900008ISBN: 978-0-415-65845-4OAI: diva2:834295

The earlier version of this paper was published in the following two working paper series: df assoli_The%20Role%20of%20Knowledge%20heterogeneity%20on%20the%20Innovative%20Cap ability%20of%20IDs_pdf/$file/WP%202012_10_Carbonara%20&%20Tavassoli_The%20Role%2 0of%20Knowledge%20heterogeneity%20on%20the%20Innovative%20Capability%20of%20IDs. pdf

Available from: 2014-03-21 Created: 2014-03-18 Last updated: 2016-06-21Bibliographically approved

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