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Knowledge diffusion within the Datang sock-manufacturing cluster in China

Zhang, G. and Xu, Q. and Liu, Xiaming (2011) Knowledge diffusion within the Datang sock-manufacturing cluster in China. Regional Studies 45 (7), pp. 977-996. ISSN 0034-3404.

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In this paper, a cognitive community-based analytic framework is established to investigate intra-cluster knowledge diffusion. The results from both a case study on a sock-manufacturing cluster in China and an agent-based simulation indicate that the initial pattern of knowledge distribution has a significant impact on the process of knowledge diffusion in a cluster. A cluster with a higher knowledge level but lower knowledge heterogeneity enjoys higher efficiency of knowledge diffusion.

Item Type: Article
Keyword(s) / Subject(s): Knowledge diffusion, cluster, case study, simulation, China
School or Research Centre: Birkbeck Schools and Research Centres > School of Business, Economics & Informatics > Management
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Date Deposited: 15 Aug 2011 13:19
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