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Knowledge Exchange in Electronic Networks of Practice; Towards a Conceptual Framework
The recently developed knowledge-based view of the firm argues that knowledge is the firm's most valuable resource. Within this field of study, informal social networks are rapidly gaining attention as mechanisms which ...
Local Clusters and Global Entrepreneurship: The significance of spatial and relational propinquity in new firm formation
This paper explores the significance of local proximity for new firm formation in particular industries. Within the literature, entrepreneurs are viewed as critical to industrial cluster formation and development in ...
Chiquita Brands and the banana business: brands and labour relations transformations
This paper reports the results of research investigating the evolution of environmentally and socially responsible strategies and practices within the banana industry. An historical overview of a major multinational ...
Tight Clusters or Loose Networks? The Critical Role of Inward FDI in Cluster Creation
The purpose of this paper is to investigate the role of inward foreign direct investment (FDI) in instigating a clustering process. In particular, the study examines the situation in which FDI is initially attracted to a ...
The Role of MNCs in Knowledge Accumulation, Absorption and Utilization in Indigenous Irish firms: A case study of the Galway Medical Technology Cluster
This study examines the multifaceted role of MNCs in capabilities development of indigenous firms within a high-tech industrial cluster. The paper explores how MNCs and indigenous firms are involved in producing related ...
A Green Agenda for the Irish Renewable Energy Sector
Network Enabled Capabilities and Competitive Technology Clusters in Ireland
The Network approach is a useful heuristic tool that enables us to focus on the network structure, inter-linkages between actors and help determining how the networks change over time. The present study used the network ...