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TitleDifferences of absorptive capacity between firms within a cluster
Author(s)Eiriz, Vasco
Barbosa, Natália
Lima, Vanda
KeywordsAbsorptive capacity
Cluster
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Portugal
Issue date2013
PublisherVilnius University
JournalTransformations in Business and Economics
Abstract(s)Firms located within a cluster have access to tacit, complex and specific local knowledge which allow them to develop competitive advantage. However, firms have no equal ability to access and to apply that knowledge, meaning that not all have a similar knowledge absorptive capacity. Using a sample of the largest Portuguese firms within a footwear cluster, this paper examine whether there are significant differences in firm's absorptive capacity and whether such differences within a cluster are related to firms' specific characteristics. The results suggest that absorptive capacity is significantly associated with the firms' characteristics, namely size, export intensity and position within the cluster.
TypeArticle
URIhttp://hdl.handle.net/1822/30371
ISSN1648-4460
Publisher versionhttp://www.transformations.khf.vu.lt/30/article/diff
Peer-Reviewedyes
AccessRestricted access (UMinho)
Appears in Collections:NIPE - Artigos em Revistas de Circulação Internacional com Arbitragem Científica

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