Impact of the Types of Clusters on the Innovation Output and the Appropriation of Rents from Innovation

Authors

  • Manuel Portugal Ferreira UNINOVE – Universidade Nove de Julho Programa de Pós Graduação em Administração
  • Fernando Ribeiro Serra UNINOVE – Universidade Nove de Julho Programa de Pós Graduação em Administração
  • Benny Kramer Costa UNINOVE – Universidade Nove de Julho Programa de Pós Graduação em Administração
  • Emerson Maccari Antonio UNINOVE – Universidade Nove de Julho Programa de Pós Graduação em Administração
  • Hergos Ritor Couto UNINOVE – Universidade Nove de Julho Programa de Pós Graduação em Administração

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.4067/S0718-27242012000400006

Keywords:

clusters, types of clusters, innovation, appropriation of rents, innovation rents

Abstract

The ability to generate innovations and capture the rents from innovation are important for firms’ competitive advantage. Increasingly firms seek knowledge abundant locations, or industry clusters, to access novel knowledge and generate innovations through knowledge recombinations (Schumpeter, 1934). We examine how different types of clusters impact on the innovation output, the knowledge flows among the clustered firms and, ultimately, on who captures the rents from innovation. The type of cluster reflects the configuration of firms and the interactions among firms, individuals and agencies in the cluster and is likely to be a major driver of both the innovative output and of which firms will be more likely to capture the rents from innovation. Extant research has noted that the social and business networks binding firms in clusters are excellent vehicles for the flow of knowledge that eases innovations, but different types of clusters may lead to different outcomes.

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Author Biographies

Manuel Portugal Ferreira, UNINOVE – Universidade Nove de Julho Programa de Pós Graduação em Administração

Professor of Strategic Management, Programa de Pós Graduação em Administração

Fernando Ribeiro Serra, UNINOVE – Universidade Nove de Julho Programa de Pós Graduação em Administração

Professor of Strategic Management, Programa de Pós Graduação em Administração

Benny Kramer Costa, UNINOVE – Universidade Nove de Julho Programa de Pós Graduação em Administração

Professor of Strategic Management, Programa de Pós Graduação em Administração

Emerson Maccari Antonio, UNINOVE – Universidade Nove de Julho Programa de Pós Graduação em Administração

Professor and Coordinator of the Professional Master Program in Business Administration: Project Management

Hergos Ritor Couto, UNINOVE – Universidade Nove de Julho Programa de Pós Graduação em Administração

Professor and coordinator of the MBA in Sports Management

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2012-12-19

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Ferreira, M. P., Serra, F. R., Costa, B. K., Antonio, E. M., & Couto, H. R. (2012). Impact of the Types of Clusters on the Innovation Output and the Appropriation of Rents from Innovation. Journal of Technology Management & Innovation, 7(4), 70-80. https://doi.org/10.4067/S0718-27242012000400006

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