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Innovation processes and industrial districts

Robertson, Paul L. and Jacobson, David and Langlois, Richard N. (2008) Innovation processes and industrial districts. DCU Business School Research Paper Series. (Paper No. 44). Dublin City University Business School, Ireland. ISSN: 1393-290X

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Abstract

In this survey, we examine the operations of innovation processes within industrial districts by exploring the ways in which differentiation, specialization, and integration affect the generation, diffusion, and use of new knowledge in such districts. We begin with an analysis of the importance of the division of labour and then investigate the effects of social embeddedness on innovation. We also consider the effect of forms of organization within industrial districts at various stages of product and process life, and we examine the negative aspects of embeddedness for innovation. We conclude with a discussion of the possible consequences of new information and communications technologies on innovation in industrial districts.

Item Type:Working Paper (No. 44)
Refereed:No
Uncontrolled Keywords:innovation processes;
Subjects:Business > Innovation
DCU Faculties and Centres:DCU Faculties and Schools > DCU Business School > DCU Business School Research Paper Series
Publisher:Dublin City University Business School
Use License:This item is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-Share Alike 3.0 License. View License
ID Code:705
Deposited On:31 Oct 2008 14:59 by DORAS Administrator. Last Modified 17 Feb 2009 12:04

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