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Innovation strategies: does geographical and technological proximity : an exploration of the influences of cluster and technology characteristics on firm strategy to balance exploration and exploitation Mattera Personal Health Record on the Dutch healthcare market?

Haarsma, A.G. (2008) Innovation strategies: does geographical and technological proximity : an exploration of the influences of cluster and technology characteristics on firm strategy to balance exploration and exploitation Mattera Personal Health Record on the Dutch healthcare market?

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Abstract:Within the last two decades of research in nano-technology, the focus has primarily been on fundamental explorative research. Recently there has been a shift towards a more exploitative approach as firms have been trying to apply nano-technology to enhance their current competences and products. This development is noticeable in nano-electronics and in particular in the semiconductor industry. Regularly firms of the semiconductor industry and firms from adjacent industries can be found together in one specific geographical region. When other actors, like research institutes and universities involved in development of (nano-) electronics, are located here as well, they are said to form a cluster. One of those clusters is located in the Eindhoven, Leuven and Aachen-Triangle (ELAT). Clusters could influence the innovations strategies of firms. This study focuses on the innovation strategies firms employ in order to balance exploitation and exploration and on how these strategies are influenced by cluster and technology characteristics.
Item Type:Essay (Master)
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:85 business administration, organizational science
Programme:Business Administration MSc (60644)
Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/essays/60099
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