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Networks of Innovation Clusters in Cova da Beira (Portugal)

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  • Joao Leitao

    (Universidade da Beira Interior)

  • Carlos Osorio

    (Universidade da Beira Interior)

Abstract

This article proposes a normative model for the cluster articulation in Cova da Beira (Portugal), based on network functioning which accomplishes the general purposes of the National Integrated Programme to the Support for Innovation, and creates a connectivity between traditional Microclusters: Textile, Agriculture, and Public Sector; and a set of emergent Microclusters: Information, Multimedia and Technological Contents, Distribution, Leisure, Health, and Mobility. In this context, is enhanced the decisive role played by University of Beira Interior in the creation of the Information Microcluster, and in the speeding-up of the innovations which have been locally introduced by several institutions and digital enterprises, on the products, services, production processes, and business practices.

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  • Joao Leitao & Carlos Osorio, 2005. "Networks of Innovation Clusters in Cova da Beira (Portugal)," Industrial Organization 0507011, EconWPA.
  • Handle: RePEc:wpa:wuwpio:0507011 Note: Type of Document - pdf; pages: 10
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    Keywords

    Clusters; Megaclusters; Microclusters; Innovation; Networks.;

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    • L14 - Industrial Organization - - Market Structure, Firm Strategy, and Market Performance - - - Transactional Relationships; Contracts and Reputation
    • M2 - Business Administration and Business Economics; Marketing; Accounting; Personnel Economics - - Business Economics

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