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Measuring the performance of a regional cluster in innovation facilitation

Chapman, Ross L., Beckett, Ron and Gertsen, Frank 2009, Measuring the performance of a regional cluster in innovation facilitation, in ANZAM 2009 : Sustainable management and marketing, Promaco Conventions, [Canning Bridge, W.A.], pp. 1-18.

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Title Measuring the performance of a regional cluster in innovation facilitation
Alternative title Innovation facilitation within a regional industry cluster
Author(s) Chapman, Ross L.
Beckett, Ron
Gertsen, Frank
Conference name Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management Conference (23rd : 2009 : Melbourne, Victoria)
Conference location Melbourne, Victoria
Conference dates 1-4 Dec. 2009
Title of proceedings ANZAM 2009 : Sustainable management and marketing
Editor(s) [Unknown]
Publication date 2009
Conference series Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management Conference
Start page 1
End page 18
Total pages 18
Publisher Promaco Conventions
Place of publication [Canning Bridge, W.A.]
Keyword(s) industry clusters
innovation
performance measurement
service industries
absorptive capacity
Summary Regional industry clusters have been promoted for several years as effective mechanisms to assist firms become more innovative and more competitive. But do they really achieve this goal, and more importantly, just how should an assessment of cluster performance in supporting and facilitating innovation within its members, be undertaken? In this paper we report on a study of a regional IT cluster in Western Sydney, Australia, develop some criteria for assessing the innovation facilitation performance of industry clusters, and discuss the cluster in relation to these criteria. We suggest that engagement with a cluster may enhance the innovation capacity of a firm, and the type of required innovation support varies significantly with the maturity and absorptive capacity of individual firms.
Notes Reproduced with the kind permission of the copyright owner.
ISBN 9781863081573
1863081577
Language eng
Field of Research 159999 Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 970115 Expanding Knowledge in Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services
HERDC Research category E1.1 Full written paper - refereed
ERA Research output type E Conference publication
Copyright notice ©2009, ANZAM
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30032448

Document type: Conference Paper
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