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TitleKnowledge transfer in industrial clusters
Author(s)Sohn, Ana Paula Lisboa
Vieira, Filipa Dionísio
Casarotto, Nelson
Cunha, Idaulo José
KeywordsIndustrial clusters
Interorganizational learning
Knowledge transmission channels
Textile and clothing industry
Issue date2014
JournalInternational Journal of Social, Management, Economics and Business Engineering
Abstract(s)This paper aims at identifying and analyzing the knowledge transmission channels in textile and clothing clusters located in Brazil and in Europe. Primary data was obtained through interviews with key individuals. The collection of primary data was carried out based on a questionnaire with ten categories of indicators of knowledge transmission. Secondary data was also collected through a literature review and through international organizations sites. Similarities related to the use of the main transmission channels of knowledge are observed in all cases. The main similarities are: influence of suppliers of machinery, equipment and raw materials; imitation of products and best practices; training promoted by technical institutions and businesses; and cluster companies being open to acquire new knowledge. The main differences lie in the relationship between companies, where in Europe the intensity of this relationship is bigger when compared to Brazil. The differences also occur in importance and frequency of the relationship with the government, with the cultural environment, and with the activities of research and development. It is also found factors that reduce the importance of geographical proximity in transmission of knowledge, and in generating trust and the establishment of collaborative behavior.
TypeArticle
URIhttp://hdl.handle.net/1822/36901
Peer-Reviewedyes
AccessOpen access
Appears in Collections:CGIT - Artigos em revistas de circulação internacional com arbitragem científica

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