Building Global Knowledge Pipelines

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dc.contributor.author Maskell, Peter
dc.contributor.author Bathelt, Harald
dc.contributor.author Malmberg, Anders
dc.date.accessioned 2009-08-20
dc.date.accessioned 2009-08-20T09:23:39Z
dc.date.available 2009-08-20T09:23:39Z
dc.date.issued 2009-08-20
dc.identifier.isbn 8778731860
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10398/7883
dc.description.abstract Business people and professionals come together regularly at trade fairs, exhibitions, conventions, congresses, and conferences. Here, their latest and most advanced findings, inventions and products are on display to be evaluated by customers and suppliers, as well as by peers and competitors. Participation in events like these helps firms to identify the current market frontier, take stock of relative competitive positions and form future plans. Such events exhibit many of the characteristics ascribed to permanent spatial clusters, albeit in a temporary and intensified form. These short-lived hotspots of intense knowledge exchange, network building and idea generation can thus be seen as temporary clusters. The present paper compares temporary clusters with permanent clusters and other types of inter-firm interactions. If regular participation in temporary clusters can satisfy a firm’s need to learn through interaction with suppliers, customers, peers and rivals, why is the phenomenon of permanent spatial clustering of similar and related economic activity so pervasive? The answer, it is claimed, lies in the restrictions imposed upon economic activity when knowledge and ideas are transformed into valuable products and services. The paper sheds new light on how interaction among firms in current clusters coincides with knowledge-intensive pipelines between firms in different regions or clusters. In doing so, it offers a novel way of understanding how interfirm knowledge relationships are organized spatially and temporally. en_US
dc.format.extent 20 s. en_US
dc.language eng en_US
dc.publisher DRUID en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries DRUID Working Paper;05-20
dc.title Building Global Knowledge Pipelines en_US
dc.type wp en_US
dc.accessionstatus modt09aug20 liga en_US
dc.contributor.corporation Copenhagen Business School. CBS en_US
dc.contributor.department Danish Research Unit for Industrial Dynamics en_US
dc.contributor.departmentshort DRUID en_US
dc.contributor.departmentuk Danish Research Unit for Industrial Dynamics en_US
dc.contributor.departmentukshort DRUID en_US
dc.idnumber 8778731860 en_US
dc.publisher.city Frederiksberg en_US
dc.publisher.year 2005 en_US
dc.title.subtitle The Role of Temporary Clusters en_US


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