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Cluster-Oriented Strategy For Small And Medium Enterprise Innovation Performance


  • Komlan Gbongli

    (University of Electronic Science and Technology of China)

  • Peng Yi

    (University of Electronic Science and Technology of China)

  • Owusu Ackah

    (University of Electronic Science and Technology of China)


Industrial clusters over the years has being the engine for growth in most economies accounting for most of national manufacturing sector. This sector turns to be the source of innovation and competitive advantage. It is further responsible for the establishing of new startups and social poverty alleviation in most countries especially in South East Asia but this happens not to be the case in sub-Saharan Africa. Indigenous cluster turns to be less innovative as compared with others in developing countries such as China and others. Therefore this study examines the current state of innovation capabilities of SME cluster and propose a conceptual framework that can aid in how information and technology is diffused. It further investigate the influence of both interaction of various stakeholders and the clustering environment on innovation performance. In addition this study provides a platform for government and major stakeholders to implement and evaluate cluster strategy.

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  • Komlan Gbongli & Peng Yi & Owusu Ackah, 2015. "Cluster-Oriented Strategy For Small And Medium Enterprise Innovation Performance," Enterprise Theory and Practice Doctoral School (ETPDS) Working Papers 8, Faculty of Economics, University of Miskolc.
  • Handle: RePEc:mic:etpdsw:8

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    1. Hall, Bronwyn H. & Mairesse, Jacques, 1995. "Exploring the relationship between R&D and productivity in French manufacturing firms," Journal of Econometrics, Elsevier, vol. 65(1), pages 263-293, January.
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