Intra-cluster knowledge exchange and frequency of product innovation in a digital cluster

Taura, Nasiru and Radicic, Dragana (2019) Intra-cluster knowledge exchange and frequency of product innovation in a digital cluster. Journal of Small Business Management . ISSN 1540-627X

Full content URL: https://doi.org/10.1111/jsbm.12479

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We investigate how intra-cluster knowledge exchange affects the frequency of product innovation. Based on self-administered survey data of digital SMEs from Bournemouth and Poole regions of England, this study shows that digital firms that sustain both temporary and prolonged relationships with outbound employees have a higher probability of introducing frequent product innovation. Moreover, while cognitive proximity and the use of external knowledge providers increase the probability of frequent product innovation, geographical proximity reduces it. Our findings suggest that managers of young digital firms with limited resources in peripheral regions should ‘act near’ before reaching out.

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Keywords:Knowledge exchange, Frequency of product innovation, Cognitive proximity, Geographical proximity
Subjects:N Business and Administrative studies > N200 Management studies
N Business and Administrative studies > N100 Business studies
Divisions:Lincoln International Business School
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Deposited On:04 Sep 2018 13:31

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