Peer-Reviewed Journal Details
Mandatory Fields
Giblin,M., Ryan, P
2015
October
Industry And Innovation
Anchor, incumbent and late entry MNEs as propellents of technology cluster evolution
Published
WOS: 4 ()
Optional Fields
Technological clusters multinational enterprises international business knowledge spillovers economic geography F23 R11 R12 FOREIGN DIRECT-INVESTMENT MULTINATIONAL-ENTERPRISES KNOWLEDGE NETWORKS SUBSIDIARIES ACQUISITIONS CORPORATIONS SPILLOVERS INNOVATION ECONOMIES
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This paper reports on a longitudinal qualitative study on the role of MNEs (multinational enterprises), as conduits of knowledge flows, in the evolution of a technology cluster. Previous studies illustrated how MNEs were attracted to existent clusters and their modes of entry into the cluster. This study however sets out not only how MNEs originated this cluster, but also how incumbent and later entrant MNEs propelled the cluster onwards in related and unrelated technology branches through both shaping knowledge density in the cluster and spreading knowledge breadth across the cluster. This facilitated simultaneous cluster specialisation, diversification and connectivity into the global system, thereby reducing vulnerability to technological disruption.
10.1080/13662716.2015.1104243
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Publication Themes
Applied Social Sciences and Public Policy