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Cluster Versus Firm Specific Factors in the Development of Dynamic Capabilities in the Pharmaceutical Industry in Ireland: A Study of Responses to Changes in Environmental Protection Regulations

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dc.contributor.author Hilliard, Rachel M.
dc.contributor.author Jacobson, D.
dc.date.accessioned 2012-11-20T10:02:31Z
dc.date.available 2012-11-20T10:02:31Z
dc.date.issued 2011
dc.identifier.citation Hilliard, R.M., Jacobson, D. (2011) 'Cluster Versus Firm Specific Factors in the Development of Dynamic Capabilities in the Pharmaceutical Industry in Ireland: A Study of Responses to Changes in Environmental Protection Regulations'. Regional Studies, 45 (10):1319-1328. en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10379/3069
dc.description.abstract Cluster versus firm specific-factors in the development of dynamic capabilities in the pharmaceutical industry in Ireland: a study of responses to changes in environmental protection regulations, Regional Studies. This paper uses the evolutionary economic theory of the firm to examine the response of pharmaceutical manufacturing firms to changes in environmental regulations. Quantitative indicators of firms' learning and problem-solving are developed using data reported to the Irish Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). These are used to look at differences in capability between firms that are part of a pharmaceutical agglomeration and firms that are stand-alone. Analysis shows that spatial proximity may be a factor in firms' ability to implement both cleaner technology and the mandated managerial processes, but that the strength of problem-solving routines is also associated with firm-specific capabilities. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.relation.ispartof Regional Studies en
dc.subject Cluster en_US
dc.subject Evolutionary economic geography en_US
dc.subject Environmental regulation en_US
dc.subject Dynamic capability en_US
dc.subject Pharmaceutical industry en_US
dc.title Cluster Versus Firm Specific Factors in the Development of Dynamic Capabilities in the Pharmaceutical Industry in Ireland: A Study of Responses to Changes in Environmental Protection Regulations en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.date.updated 2012-09-07T11:28:51Z
dc.identifier.doi 10.1080/00343404.2010.505916
dc.description.peer-reviewed peer-reviewed
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dc.local.contact Rachel Hilliard, Dept. Of Management, Top Floor, St. Anthony'S, Nui Galway. 2932 Email: rachel.hilliard@nuigalway.ie
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