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Industrial clusters in Mexico and Spain. Comparing inter-organizational structureswithin context of change

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dc.contributor.author Martínez, Adriana es_ES
dc.contributor.author Belso Martínez, José Antonio es_ES
dc.contributor.author Mas Verdú, Francisco es_ES
dc.date.accessioned 2014-06-10T15:16:31Z
dc.date.issued 2012
dc.identifier.issn 0953-4814
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10251/38054
dc.description.abstract [EN] Purpose - The purpose of this paper is to analyse the structure of knowledge networks and the geographical patterns of knowledge networking in mature industrial clusters. To such end, it is assumed that proximity is not really what matters in innovation, but rather the embeddedness of firms into localised networks, enhancing collective learning and knowledge diffusion. Design/methodology/approach - The research is contextualized in the footwear industry and applies the microeconomics of innovation (grounded in the resource based view and social capital approach) and industrial clusters/districts as theoretical frameworks. Methodologically, the paper adopts an exploratory perspective and employs a qualitative approach to conduct a cross-case analysis of the Leon-Guanajuato cluster (Mexico) and the Vinalopo cluster (Spain). Findings - Firstly, this paper endorses recent research trends suggesting that knowledge is unevenly and selectively distributed among clustered firms. Secondly, it evidences how internal resources determine a firm's access to valuable repositories of knowledge. Thirdly, key knowledge players are usually involved in extra-clusters networking, indicating that mere reliance on localized knowledge may result in declining trajectories. Research limitations/implications - Because the case study approach and qualitative methodologies are used, readers are advised not to generalize the findings. The research on the subject matter is offered as a means to substantiate or refute the latest research premises, and provide evidence on the selected clusters. Originality/value - This paper shows how knowledge networks differ depending on geographical specific characteristics and the resources of the main players. Managers-owners should be conscious that being close to one another is not enough. It should be combined with both solid internal resources and access to repositories of knowledge outside the cluster. Policy makers should prepare customized public programs based on the particular structure of each cluster. es_ES
dc.description.sponsorship Professor Jose´ A. Belso-Martı´nez greatly appreciates financial support provided by the Spanish Ministry of Economy and Innovation (ECO2010-20557).
dc.language Inglés es_ES
dc.publisher Emerald es_ES
dc.relation.ispartof Journal of Organizational Change Management es_ES
dc.rights Reserva de todos los derechos es_ES
dc.subject Clusters es_ES
dc.subject Networks es_ES
dc.subject Resource-based view es_ES
dc.subject Social capital es_ES
dc.subject Innovation es_ES
dc.subject Knowledge sharing, es_ES
dc.subject.classification ECONOMIA APLICADA es_ES
dc.title Industrial clusters in Mexico and Spain. Comparing inter-organizational structureswithin context of change es_ES
dc.type Artículo es_ES
dc.embargo.lift 10000-01-01
dc.embargo.terms forever es_ES
dc.identifier.doi 10.1108/09534811211254563
dc.relation.projectID info:eu-repo/grantAgreement/MICINN//ECO2010-20557/ES/LA CONTRIBUCION DE LAS REDES INTERORGANIZACIONALES A LA PERFORMANCE DE LAS EMPRESAS LOCALIZADAS EN LOS DISTRITOS INDUSTRIALES%2FCLUSTERS. UN ANALISIS MULTISECTORIAL DESDE UNA PE/ es_ES
dc.rights.accessRights Cerrado es_ES
dc.contributor.affiliation Universitat Politècnica de València. Departamento de Economía y Ciencias Sociales - Departament d'Economia i Ciències Socials es_ES
dc.description.bibliographicCitation Martínez, A.; Belso Martínez, JA.; Mas Verdú, F. (2012). Industrial clusters in Mexico and Spain. Comparing inter-organizational structureswithin context of change. Journal of Organizational Change Management. 25(3):657-681. https://doi.org/10.1108/09534811211254563 es_ES
dc.description.accrualMethod S es_ES
dc.relation.publisherversion http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/09534811211254563 es_ES
dc.description.upvformatpinicio 657 es_ES
dc.description.upvformatpfin 681 es_ES
dc.type.version info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion es_ES
dc.description.volume 25 es_ES
dc.description.issue 3 es_ES
dc.relation.senia 237931
dc.contributor.funder Ministerio de Ciencia e Innovación
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