Global pipelines or global buzz? : a micro-level approach towards the knowledge-based view of clusters
AbstractRecent theorizing in cluster literature emphasizes the importance of inter-cluster knowledge linkages in addition to local knowledge dynamics, enabling new and innovative ideas to flow from one cluster to the other. This paper contributes to this topic by studying inter-cluster knowledge linkages at an individual level of analysis, making use of qualitative social network measures. Central to this case is the Amsterdam New Media-cluster, with a special focus on entrepreneurs engaging in lively inter-cluster exchange of knowledge and debate, resulting in the exchange of new visions and ideas across cluster boundaries. The proposed distinction between local buzz and global pipelines is complemented by adding a third category of inter-local knowledge exchange: global buzz.
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pipelines; global/ local buzz; entrepreneurship; cluster;
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- NEP-ALL-2009-10-17 (All new papers)
- NEP-CSE-2009-10-17 (Economics of Strategic Management)
- NEP-ENT-2009-10-17 (Entrepreneurship)
- NEP-GEO-2009-10-17 (Economic Geography)
- NEP-KNM-2009-10-17 (Knowledge Management & Knowledge Economy)
- NEP-SBM-2009-10-17 (Small Business Management)
- NEP-URE-2009-10-17 (Urban & Real Estate Economics)
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