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Silicon envy: How global innovation clusters hurt or stimulate each other across developed and emerging markets

Nukhet Harmancioglu () and Gerard J Tellis ()
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Nukhet Harmancioglu: Koc University
Gerard J Tellis: University of Southern California

Journal of International Business Studies, 2018, vol. 49, issue 7, 902-918

Abstract: Abstract The authors examine intercluster dynamics among rival global clusters on monthly counts of patents, startups, and new product commercializations between 1999 and 2014 while controlling for numerous exogenous variables. Results show that rival innovation clusters facilitate rather than hinder each other’s growth due to resources complementarities. Reverse fertilization occurs from emerging to developed clusters, contrary to the received wisdom. This study is the first to show intercluster dynamics as important drivers of cluster growth. To explain the counterintuitive findings, the authors draw upon the coopetition view which suggests mutually beneficial growth across all rival clusters rather than zero-sum gains.

Keywords: Innovation; Clusters; Emerging markets; Coopetition theory; Longitudinal (time-series) data analysis; Secondary data analysis; Vector autoregressive modeling; Network theory; Theory of FDI and the MNE (ownership–location–internalization) (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2018
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