Innovation Performance and Clusters

A Dynamic Capability Perspective on Regional Technology Clusters

  • Authors
  • Nicole Röttmer

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About this book


Developed economies require high levels of innovativeness to sustain economic growth. Clusters are one of the building blocks of the European Commission’s innovation strategy. However, they are often not as innovative as expected. While strong quantitative insights into the resource base of successful clusters exist, evidence on soft success factors is anecdotal and dispersed across research streams. Nicole Röttmer sets out to identify and describe these capabilities, their impact on cluster innovativeness in the interplay with (proprietary) cluster resources and their development over time in a comprehensive, dynamic model. In a cross-case setting, she illustrates the applicability of dynamic capabilities to a network setting and the impact of capabilities on cluster performance, providing an impetus for a change in cluster development policies and cluster management practices.


Best practice Dynamic capabilities Satellitennavigation Strategic Management Wirtschaftswissenschaften

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  • Copyright Information Gabler Verlag | Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden GmbH, Wiesbaden 2011
  • Publisher Name Gabler
  • eBook Packages Business and Economics
  • Print ISBN 978-3-8349-3047-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-8349-6809-8
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