Historical Trajectory and Knowledge Embeddedness: A Case Study in the French Perfume Cluster
AbstractMuch of the research on clusters refers to trajectories as a central feature of regional development. In this article, we explore changes within a French perfume cluster in order to show how a theory of cluster trajectory could be improved by an analysis of this specific case. Using central concepts from Mahoney’s theory, we analyse the historical sequences of the development trajectory of this regional cluster and put forward a conceptual model and a case study. In particular, we argue that embedded knowledge and innovation influence trajectory sequences in the long and discontinuous history of the cluster. Our research has also led us to identify some types of managerial behaviour that support embedded knowledge.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Department of Research, Ipag Business School in its series Working Papers with number 2014-268.
Length: 28 pages
Date of creation: 29 Apr 2014
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trajectory; regional development; embedded knowledge; cluster; historical sequences;
This paper has been announced in the following NEP Reports:
- NEP-ALL-2014-05-04 (All new papers)
- NEP-CSE-2014-05-04 (Economics of Strategic Management)
- NEP-GEO-2014-05-04 (Economic Geography)
- NEP-HIS-2014-05-04 (Business, Economic & Financial History)
- NEP-HME-2014-05-04 (Heterodox Microeconomics)
- NEP-KNM-2014-05-04 (Knowledge Management & Knowledge Economy)
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