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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: Birkbeck Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Business and Law > Birkbeck Business School
    Depositing User: Administrator
    Date Deposited: 15 Aug 2011 13:19
    Last Modified: 02 Aug 2023 16:56


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