Cluster connectivity and inter-cluster alliance portfolio configuration in knowledge-intensive industries

  • Ana Colovic NEOMA Business School Mont-Saint-Aignan
Keywords: cluster, connectivity, inter-cluster alliance, alliance portfolio, alliance portfolio configuration

Abstract

This conceptual paper examines factors that shape inter-cluster alliance portfolio configuration in knowledge-intensive industries. Drawing on the resource-based view, the dynamic capabilities approach, and social network theory, we propose that the configuration of an inter-cluster alliance portfolio is determined by a cluster’s alliance capacity and needs, which are themselves shaped by its resources and capabilities, its alliance strategy, and environmental conditions. This research contributes to the growing literature examining cluster connectivity – a configuration of cluster linkages – and helps advance understanding of the conditions clusters should consider when building their cluster-level connectivity through inter-cluster alliances.

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Published
2019-12-31
How to Cite
Colovic, A. (2019). Cluster connectivity and inter-cluster alliance portfolio configuration in knowledge-intensive industries. M@n@gement, 22(4), 619-635. Retrieved from https://management-aims.com/index.php/mgmt/article/view/4257
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Original Research Articles