Emergence of transnational clusters: Evidence from the Slovak automotive industry
We explore the evolution of automotive clusters in Slovakia from the emergence to growth stages of their life cycles and investigate how the clusters spill over national borders. We also analyze how clusters and their transnationality affect firm competitiveness. Our findings suggest that although the clusters have an overall positive impact on competitiveness of participating firms, it is not the transnational cluster linkages that matter most for the emerging clusters. Linkages with firms in the same group in Central Europe matter more for competitiveness than shared institutions and linkages arising from geographic proximity.
Volume (Year): 17 (2012)
Issue (Month): 4 ()
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