Role of Technological Gatekeepers in the Growth of Industrial Clusters: Evidence from Chile
Elisa Giuliani ()
Regional Studies, 2011, vol. 45, issue 10, 1329-1348
Giuliani E. Role of technological gatekeepers in the growth of industrial clusters: evidence from Chile, Regional Studies . Industrial clusters are often associated with innovative success. However, there is very little research on what types of organizational models apply to clusters as they grow. This paper uses longitudinal micro-level data for a wine cluster in Chile. It shows that the most advanced firms in the cluster behave as technological gatekeepers -- that is, they acquire knowledge outside cluster boundaries and contribute to diffusing knowledge to other local firms -- and do so persistently over time. The results are explained by combining three theoretical perspectives: evolutionary economics theory; business studies on communities of practice and knowledge workers' know-how trade; and embeddedness theory.
References: View references in EconPapers View complete reference list from CitEc
Citations: View citations in EconPapers (31) Track citations by RSS feed
Downloads: (external link)
Access to full text is restricted to subscribers.
Working Paper: The role of technological gatekeepers in the growth of industrial clusters: Evidence from Chile (2010)
This item may be available elsewhere in EconPapers: Search for items with the same title.
Export reference: BibTeX
RIS (EndNote, ProCite, RefMan)
Persistent link: https://EconPapers.repec.org/RePEc:taf:regstd:v:45:y:2011:i:10:p:1329-1348
Ordering information: This journal article can be ordered from
Access Statistics for this article
Regional Studies is currently edited by Ivan Turok
More articles in Regional Studies from Taylor & Francis Journals
Bibliographic data for series maintained by Chris Longhurst ().