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dc.contributor.author Molina Morales, Francesc Xavier es_ES
dc.contributor.author Expósito Langa, Manuel es_ES
dc.date.accessioned 2014-12-02T15:32:36Z
dc.date.issued 2012-09
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10251/45121
dc.description This is an Author's Accepted Manuscript of an article published in "The impact of cluster connectedness on firm innovation: R&D effort and outcomes in the textile industry" version of the article as published in the Entrepreneurship and Regional Development, 2012 september,[copyright Taylor & Francis], available online at: http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/08985626.2012.710260" es_ES
dc.description.abstract [EN] Recent research into the clustering effect on firms has moved away from a simplistic view to a more complex approach. More realistic and complex causal relationships are now considered when analysing these territorial networks. Specifically, this paper attempts to analyse how cluster connect- edness moderates the relationship of a firm's innovation effort and the results obtained from this effort. We want to question the commonly accepted direct and positive impact of R&D effort, and moreover, we suggest the existence of a saturation effect and that the level of cluster's inter-connectedness in the cluster moderates this effect. We have developed our empirical study focusing on the Spanish textile industrial cluster. This is a complex manufacturing industry that uses relatively low-technology manufacturing and R&D. Our findings suggest that the degree to which a firm is involved with, or connected to, other firms in the cluster can moderate the effect of the R&D effort on its innovation results. More generally, we aim to contribute to the discussion on the degree to which firms should be involved in the cluster network in order to operate efficiently and gain the maximum competitive advantages. Our findings have implications both in recent cluster and network literature as well for institutional policy. es_ES
dc.language Inglés es_ES
dc.publisher Taylor & Francis es_ES
dc.relation.ispartof Entrepreneurship and Regional Development es_ES
dc.rights Reserva de todos los derechos es_ES
dc.subject Industrial cluster es_ES
dc.subject New product development es_ES
dc.subject R&D effort es_ES
dc.subject Textile industry es_ES
dc.subject Cluster analysis es_ES
dc.subject Industrial enterprise es_ES
dc.subject Innovation es_ES
dc.subject Manufacturing es_ES
dc.subject Product development es_ES
dc.subject Research and development es_ES
dc.subject.classification ORGANIZACION DE EMPRESAS es_ES
dc.title The impact of cluster connectedness on firm innovation: R&D effort and outcomes in the textile industry es_ES
dc.type Artículo es_ES
dc.embargo.lift 10000-01-01
dc.embargo.terms forever es_ES
dc.identifier.doi 10.1080/08985626.2012.710260
dc.rights.accessRights Abierto es_ES
dc.contributor.affiliation Universitat Politècnica de València. Instituto de Gestión de la Innovación y del Conocimiento - Institut de Gestió de la Innovació i del Coneixement es_ES
dc.contributor.affiliation Universitat Politècnica de València. Departamento de Organización de Empresas - Departament d'Organització d'Empreses es_ES
dc.description.bibliographicCitation Molina Morales, FX.; Expósito Langa, M. (2012). The impact of cluster connectedness on firm innovation: R&D effort and outcomes in the textile industry. Entrepreneurship and Regional Development. 24(7-8):685-704. doi:10.1080/08985626.2012.710260 es_ES
dc.description.accrualMethod S es_ES
dc.relation.publisherversion http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/08985626.2012.710260#.Uo33OdIz2Xx es_ES
dc.description.upvformatpinicio 685 es_ES
dc.description.upvformatpfin 704 es_ES
dc.type.version info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion es_ES
dc.description.volume 24 es_ES
dc.description.issue 7-8 es_ES
dc.relation.senia 224480
dc.identifier.eissn 0898–5626
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