This paper intends to verify the impact of geographical proximity on the processes of knowledge acquisition and exploitation by high-tech start-ups, considering at the same time the role of both social and cognitive dimensions of proximity. Our basic assumption is that proximity means a lot more than just geography. The findings from this research broaden our understanding of how start-ups located inside an industrial cluster acquire knowledge from their customers and exploit it in an innovative way, underscoring the need to reconsider assumptions regarding the importance of geographical proximity between business partners during knowledge management.

Proximities, knowledge acquisition and exploitation in high-tech start-ups / C., Boari; Majocchi, A.; M., Presutti. - Proceedings of Academy of Innovation and Entrepreneurship 2008 / edited by Guisheng Wu, Jian Gao, Xudong Gao, Wei Xie, (2008), pp. 174-178. (Annual Conference of the Academy of Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, March, 29-31).

Proximities, knowledge acquisition and exploitation in high-tech start-ups

Majocchi A.;
2008

Abstract

This paper intends to verify the impact of geographical proximity on the processes of knowledge acquisition and exploitation by high-tech start-ups, considering at the same time the role of both social and cognitive dimensions of proximity. Our basic assumption is that proximity means a lot more than just geography. The findings from this research broaden our understanding of how start-ups located inside an industrial cluster acquire knowledge from their customers and exploit it in an innovative way, underscoring the need to reconsider assumptions regarding the importance of geographical proximity between business partners during knowledge management.
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