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Knowledge, learning, networks and performance of firms in knowledge-based economies

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The paper examines the issue of knowledge as a public good, and, therefore, the question of open knowledge. Moreover, it analyses the crucial relationship between knowledge and learning and, more specifically, the relationship between technological knowledge, learning and the environment. Thus the construct of absorptive capacity is investigated and the related dynamic capability approach is also considered. Finally, the paper looks at the networks and investigate the rationale of networking. Therefore, in this context, the paper discusses the issue of competition/collaboration duality, since alliance is also a complex phenomenon, where collaborative behaviours and competitive relations coexist; a more eclectic view is, thus, offered on this issue with the aim to provide a new theoretical framework of inter-firm relations.

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  • Schilirò, Daniele, 2008. "Knowledge, learning, networks and performance of firms in knowledge-based economies," MPRA Paper 30901, University Library of Munich, Germany.
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    1. Carfì, David & Schilirò, Daniele, 2012. "A model of coopetitive game for the environmental sustainability of a global green economy," MPRA Paper 38508, University Library of Munich, Germany.
    2. Carfì, David & Schilirò, Daniele, 2012. "Global green economy and environmental sustainability: a coopetitive model," MPRA Paper 37018, University Library of Munich, Germany.
    3. Carfì, David & Trunfio, Alessandra, 2011. "A non-linear coopetitive game for global green economy," MPRA Paper 32036, University Library of Munich, Germany.
    4. Daniele Schilirò, 2010. "I distretti produttivi in Sicilia. Analisi e proposte per la competitività," ECONOMIA E SOCIETÀ REGIONALE, FrancoAngeli Editore, vol. 2010(3), pages 92-113.
    5. Schilirò, Daniele, 2013. "I patti di sviluppo dei distretti produttivi in Sicilia: 2011-2013
      [The development pacts of productive districts in Siciliy: 2011-2013]
      ," MPRA Paper 43678, University Library of Munich, Germany.
    6. Schilirò, Daniele, 2012. "I nuovi patti di sviluppo dei distretti produttivi in Sicilia. Prime note
      [The new development pacts of the productive districts in Sicily. Preliminary notes]
      ," MPRA Paper 42663, University Library of Munich, Germany.
    7. Schilirò, Daniele, 2011. "Industria e distretti produttivi in Sicilia tra incentivi e sviluppo
      [Manufacturing and productive districts in Sicily between incentives and development]
      ," MPRA Paper 35246, University Library of Munich, Germany.
    8. Carfì, David & Schilirò, Daniele, 2011. "Coopetitive games and global green economy," MPRA Paper 32035, University Library of Munich, Germany.
    9. Schilirò, Daniele, 2010. "Knowledge-based economies and the institutional environment," MPRA Paper 37138, University Library of Munich, Germany.
    10. Carfì, David & Schilirò, Daniele, 2010. "Crisis in the Euro area: coopetitive game solutions as new policy tools," MPRA Paper 31891, University Library of Munich, Germany, revised 26 Jun 2011.
    11. Schilirò, Daniele, 2009. "Italian industrial districts: a model of success or a weak productive system?," MPRA Paper 40070, University Library of Munich, Germany.
    12. Carfì, David & Schilirò, Daniele, 2012. "A coopetitive model for the green economy," Economic Modelling, Elsevier, vol. 29(4), pages 1215-1219.
    13. Musca, Maria & Schilirò, Daniele, 2012. "An investigation into medium-sized multinational enterprises," MPRA Paper 43012, University Library of Munich, Germany.
    14. Carfì, David & Patané, Giusy & Pellegrino, Samantha, 2011. "Coopetitive games and sustainability in project financing," MPRA Paper 32039, University Library of Munich, Germany.
    15. Schilirò, Daniele, 2012. "Italian medium-sized enterprises and the fourth capitalism," MPRA Paper 41399, University Library of Munich, Germany.

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    Keywords

    Firms; Knowledge; Learning; Networks;

    JEL classification:

    • L10 - Industrial Organization - - Market Structure, Firm Strategy, and Market Performance - - - General
    • L23 - Industrial Organization - - Firm Objectives, Organization, and Behavior - - - Organization of Production
    • D20 - Microeconomics - - Production and Organizations - - - General

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