ICT and Innovation Processes in SMEs Inside and Outside Districts
AbstractLiterature on industrial districts described the district model as an integrated local system of SMEs where learning-by-doing characterizes innovation, rooted in local contexts and face-to-face/informal communication is relevant within the value chain. Recently however, internationalization and network technologies transform the scenario, reducing the gap between district SMEs and outside firm model. Not all firms are the same in terms of innovation management and use of ICT, according to different strategies and internationalization dynamics. The paper discusses similarities and differences in innovation approach and ICT adoption of SMEs inside and outside districts, based on a survey of about 800 Italian firms.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Dipartimento di Scienze Economiche "Marco Fanno" in its series "Marco Fanno" Working Papers with number 0100.
Length: 39 pages
Date of creation: Jul 2009
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