publication . Thesis . 2017

THE INTERPLAY BETWEEN COMPETITION AND CO-OPERATION AND THE EFFECT ON INNOVATION IN MATURE INDUSTRY CLUSTERS: A CASE STUDY OF THE NORTH STAFFORDSHIRE CERAMICS INDUSTRY, TABLEWARE AND GIFTWARE SECTOR

LIMBRICK, Lorraine;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Jan 2017
  • Country: United Kingdom
Abstract
This thesis explores the relationship between competition and co-operation and identifies how the interplay between the two can affect innovation in industry clusters. The guiding theories underpinning this thesis are drawn from key theories of industry clusters and cluster competitive advantage, the starting point for which is Michael Porter’s (1990) theory of national/regional competitive advantage. From Porter’s studies of industry clusters two key elements are cited as being crucial to the success or failure of an industry cluster, they are: the roles of ‘co-operation’ and ‘competition’. Since Porter’s original studies, many cluster theories have been develo...
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