Improving SME competitiveness reinforcing interorganisational networks in industrial clusters

  • Capó-Vicedo J
  • Expósito-Langa M
  • Molina-Morales F
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Abstract

Drawing on a social network approach this paper proposes a methodology that helps with the empowerment and development of interorganisational networks in clusters. Paper emphasises the necessity of establishing relationships with other firms and external agents in order to empower the creation and diffusion of knowl- edge, through factors such as innovation. The aim of the proposed methodology is to know how required knowledge should be located and diffused to identify the opportunities motivating the creation of particular interorganisational networks. Similarly, it is also important to know how to determine which agents might to take advantage of these opportunities creating networks.

Author-supplied keywords

  • Clusters
  • Competitiveness
  • Innovation
  • Interorganisational networks
  • Knowledge

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