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Micro-dynamics of knowledge: actors, processes and territorial organization

  • Simone Strambach

    (Philipps-Universität Marburg)

By applying the evolutionary economic geography approach and focusing on the organizational dimension of the knowledge-based theory of the firm the paper intends to make both a conceptual and an empirical contribution to understand the ways in which knowledge dynamics unfold in time and space and lead to innovative change. The article focuses on the connections of cumulative and combinatorial knowledge dynamics at the micro level of firms and other organizations. The empirical results base on the quantitative and qualitative meta-analysis of case studies in Europe that were obtained by the instrument of innovation biographies.

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Paper provided by Philipps University Marburg, Department of Geography in its series Working Papers on Innovation and Space with number 2013-01.

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Length: 22 pages
Date of creation: 08 Feb 2013
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Handle: RePEc:pum:wpaper:2013-01
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