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The role of a firm's absorptive capacity and the technology transfer process in clusters: How effective are technology centres in low-tech clusters?

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dc.contributor.author Hervás Oliver, Jose Luis es_ES
dc.contributor.author Albors Garrigós, José es_ES
dc.contributor.author Miguel Molina, María Blanca de es_ES
dc.contributor.author Hidalgo, Antonio
dc.date.accessioned 2016-04-07T14:13:29Z
dc.date.available 2016-04-07T14:13:29Z
dc.date.issued 2012-09
dc.identifier.issn 0898-5626
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10251/62344
dc.description.abstract [EN] This paper analyses how the internal resources of small- and medium-sized enterprises determine access (learning processes) to technology centres (TCs) or industrial research institutes (innovation infrastructure) in traditional low-tech clusters. These interactions basically represent traded (market-based) transactions, which constitute important sources of knowledge in clusters. The paper addresses the role of TCs in low-tech clusters, and uses semi-structured interviews with 80 firms in a manufacturing cluster. The results point out that producer-user interactions are the most frequent; thus, the higher the sector knowledge-intensive base, the more likely the utilization of the available research infrastructure becomes. Conversely, the sectors with less knowledge-intensive structures, i.e. less absorptive capacity (AC), present weak linkages to TCs, as they frequently prefer to interact with suppliers, who act as transceivers of knowledge. Therefore, not all the firms in a cluster can fully exploit the available research infrastructure, and their AC moderates this engagement. In addition, the existence of TCs is not sufficient since the active role of a firm's search strategies to undertake interactions and conduct openness to available sources of knowledge is also needed. The study has implications for policymakers and academia. © 2012 Copyright Taylor and Francis Group, LLC. es_ES
dc.description.sponsorship We thank the ECO: 2010-17318 Project Innoclusters funded by the Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation (MICINN) for the period 2011–2013. In addition, Dr. Hervas-Oliver is thankful to Generalitat Valenciana GVA support for visiting London School of Economics (LSE, 2011 BEST programme GVA) during Fall 2011.
dc.language Inglés es_ES
dc.publisher Taylor & Francis (Routledge): SSH Titles es_ES
dc.relation MICINN/ECO/2010-17318 es_ES
dc.relation.ispartof Entrepreneurship and Regional Development es_ES
dc.rights Reserva de todos los derechos es_ES
dc.subject Absorptive capacity es_ES
dc.subject Clusters es_ES
dc.subject Industrial research institutes es_ES
dc.subject SMEs es_ES
dc.subject Technology centres es_ES
dc.subject Innovation es_ES
dc.subject Manufacturing es_ES
dc.subject Research institution es_ES
dc.subject Small and medium-sized enterprise es_ES
dc.subject Technology transfer es_ES
dc.subject.classification ORGANIZACION DE EMPRESAS es_ES
dc.title The role of a firm's absorptive capacity and the technology transfer process in clusters: How effective are technology centres in low-tech clusters? es_ES
dc.type Artículo es_ES
dc.identifier.doi 10.1080/08985626.2012.710256
dc.rights.accessRights Abierto es_ES
dc.contributor.affiliation Universitat Politècnica de València. Departamento de Organización de Empresas - Departament d'Organització d'Empreses es_ES
dc.description.bibliographicCitation Hervás Oliver, JL.; Albors Garrigós, J.; Miguel Molina, MBD.; Hidalgo, A. (2012). The role of a firm's absorptive capacity and the technology transfer process in clusters: How effective are technology centres in low-tech clusters?. Entrepreneurship and Regional Development. 24(7-8):523-559. doi:10.1080/08985626.2012.710256 es_ES
dc.description.accrualMethod S es_ES
dc.relation.publisherversion http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/08985626.2012.710256 es_ES
dc.description.upvformatpinicio 523 es_ES
dc.description.upvformatpfin 559 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 226765 es_ES
dc.identifier.eissn 1464-5114
dc.contributor.funder Ministerio de Ciencia e Innovación


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