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Intermediaries and capability building in an emerging resource based cluster

Intermediaries and capability building in an emerging resource based cluster

Clarke, Ian and Ramirez, Matias (2011) Intermediaries and capability building in an emerging resource based cluster. Working Paper. Sussex University, UK, Sussex, UK.

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Abstract

This paper evaluates and analyses the role played by intermediary organisations in consolidating the position of an emerging resource-based cluster in exports markets. Through a purpose-built typology, the argument is made that organisations undertaking important intermediary functions act not only to facilitate the transfer and diffusion of knowledge, as previous literature has emphasized, but that in emerging clusters, their scope of activities, extending into leading joint actions by producers, coordinating new investment and enabling new knowledge, places intermediaries at the centre of the network of organisations. The implications of this for the governance of the cluster, including inclusion of diverse producers is discussed.

Item Type: Monograph (Working Paper)
Additional Information: [2] Paper published as Electronic Working Paper No. 197, in the SPRU Electronic Working Paper Series for the Science and Technology Policy Research Unit (SPRU) at the University of Sussex, East Sussex. ** [1] This paper has been published by the Science Policy Research Unit working paper series and was lightly peer-reviewed prior to publication. It is available at http://www.sussex.ac.uk/spru/research/sewps#2011
Uncontrolled Keywords: intermediary, cluster, natural resource
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HF Commerce
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Faculty of Business > Department of Systems Management & Strategy
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Last Modified: 14 Oct 2016 09:19
Selected for GREAT 2016: None
Selected for GREAT 2017: None
Selected for GREAT 2018: None
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/7948

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