Accessing Remote Knowledge: The Roles of Trade Fairs, Pipelines, Crowdsourcing and Listening Posts

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    Abstrakt

    Work on clusters during the last few decades convincingly demonstrates enhanced opportunities for local growth and entrepreneurship, but external upstream knowledge linkages are often overlooked or taken for granted. This article is an attempt to remedy this situation by investigating why and how young, single-site firms search for distant sources of complementary competences. The discussion is positioned within a comprehensive framework that allows a systematic investigation of the approaches available to firms engaged in globally extended learning. By utilizing the distinction between problem awareness (what remote knowledge is needed?) and source awareness (where does this knowledge reside?) the article explores the relative merits and inherent limitations of pipelines, listening posts, crowdsourcing and trade fairs to acquire knowledge and solutions from geographically and relationally remote sources.
    OriginalsprogEngelsk
    TidsskriftJournal of Economic Geography
    Vol/bind14
    Udgave nummer5
    Sider (fra-til)883-902
    ISSN1468-2702
    DOI
    StatusUdgivet - 2014

    Emneord

    • Remote knowledge
    • Global knowledge transfer
    • Young single-site firms

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