Intermediaries and capability building in 'emerging' clusters

Ramirez, Matias and Clarke, Ian (2014) Intermediaries and capability building in 'emerging' clusters. Environment and Planning C: Government and Policy, 32 (4). pp. 714-730. ISSN 0263-774X

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Abstract

This paper analyses the role played by intermediaries in consolidating the position of “emerging” resource-based cluster in exports markets. Through a purpose-built typology and detailed case study involving survey and interviews, the argument is made that intermediaries act not only to facilitate the diffusion of knowledge, but that in “emerging clusters”, their scope of activities, extending into coordinating joint actions and new investment initiatives, places them at the centre of the network of organisations. The growing influence of intermediaries in emerging clusters has implications for the governance of the cluster, especially in aspects such as inclusion of smaller producers in the process of capability building.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: School of Business, Management and Economics > SPRU - Science Policy Research Unit
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races > HT0051 Human settlements. Communities
Depositing User: Matias Ramirez
Date Deposited: 09 Sep 2014 08:32
Last Modified: 08 Mar 2017 08:44
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/41859

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