Organization of Knowledge Transfer in Clusters

New Developments in the Theory of Networks: Franchising, Cooperatives and Alliances, M. Tuunanen, G. Cliquet, G. Hendrikse, J. Windsperger (Eds.), Springer Verlag: Berlin, Heidelberg, 2011, p. 299 – 315.

26 Pages Posted: 4 Aug 2015

Date Written: July 1, 2011

Abstract

In this paper we develop a knowledge-based view on the organization of knowledge transfer in clusters. Starting from the information richness theory we argue that tacitness of the partners’ knowledge determines the information richness of the knowledge transfer mechanisms in clusters. We examine the following hypotheses: (1) If the cluster partners’ knowledge is characterized by a low degree of tacitness, knowledge transfer mechanisms with a lower degree of information richness are used; (2) if the cluster partners’ knowledge is characterized by a high degree of tacitness, knowledge transfer mechanisms with a higher degree of information richness are used. We test these hypotheses by using data from the Green Building Cluster of Lower Austria. The data provide partial support for the hypotheses.

Keywords: Knowledge transfer, knowledge-based theory, tacitness of knowledge, cluster

JEL Classification: D81, D82, D83, D21

Suggested Citation

Sreckovic, Marijana and Windsperger, Josef, Organization of Knowledge Transfer in Clusters (July 1, 2011). New Developments in the Theory of Networks: Franchising, Cooperatives and Alliances, M. Tuunanen, G. Cliquet, G. Hendrikse, J. Windsperger (Eds.), Springer Verlag: Berlin, Heidelberg, 2011, p. 299 – 315., Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2637228

Marijana Sreckovic (Contact Author)

TU Wien ( email )

Karlsplatz 13/ e234-2
Vienna, 1040
Austria

Josef Windsperger

University of Vienna ( email )

Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1
Vienna, A1090
Austria

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