Network Knowledge versus Cluster Knowledge- The Gordian Knot of Knowledge Transfer Concepts

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dc.contributor Svenska handelshögskolan, institutionen för företagsledning och organisation, entreprenörskap och företagsledning sv
dc.contributor Hanken School of Economics, Department of Management and Organisation, Entrepreneurship and Management en Forsman, Maria Solitander, Nikodemus 2011-03-02T14:07:59Z 2011-03-02T14:07:59Z 2003
dc.identifier.isbn 951-555-797-6
dc.identifier.issn 0357-4598
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dc.description.abstract Both management scholars and economic geographers have studied knowledge and argued that the ability to transfer knowledge is critical to competitive success. Networks and other forms for cooperation are often the context when analyzing knowledge transfer within management research, while economic geographers focus on the role of the cluster for knowledge transfer and creation. With the common interest in knowledge transfer, few attempts to interdisciplinary research have been made. The aim of this paper is to outline the knowledge transfer concepts in the two strands of literature of management and economic geography (EG). The paper takes an analytical approach to review the existing contributions and seek to identify the benefits of further interaction between the disciplines. Furthermore, it offers an interpretation of the concepts of cluster and network, and suggests a clearer distinction between their respective definitions. The paper posits that studies of internal networks transcending national borders and clusters are not necessarily mutually exclusive when it comes to transfer of knowledge and the learning process of the firm. Our conclusion is that researchers in general seem to increasingly acknowledge the importance of studying both the effect of and the need for geographical proximity and external networks for the knowledge transfer process, but that there exists equivocalness in defining clusters and networks. fi
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dc.publisher Svenska handelshögskolan sv
dc.publisher Hanken School of Economics en
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dc.subject knowledge transfer fi
dc.subject networks fi
dc.subject clusters fi
dc.subject ecologies of knowledge fi
dc.subject interdisciplinary research fi
dc.subject.other Entrepreneurship and Management fi
dc.title Network Knowledge versus Cluster Knowledge- The Gordian Knot of Knowledge Transfer Concepts fi
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