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Knowledge networks in innovation among small KIBS firms
by Jukka Siikonen, Jarkko Pellikka, Hannu Littunen
International Journal of Innovation and Regional Development (IJIRD), Vol. 3, No. 5, 2011
Abstract: Supporting the commercialisation processes in small knowledge-intensive firms has been a primary objective of both national and regional innovation policies. This study provides empirical evidence of the external collaboration during commercialisation processes based on a survey of 213 small knowledge-intensive business services (KIBS) firms. The findings show that these firms have used two types of network relationships for their innovation creation and commercialisation: 1) knowledge network relationships with national organisations; 2) knowledge network relationships with regional organisations. Based on these classifications, policy implications and recommendations for both policy-makers and small KIBS managers are provided.
Online publication date: Wed, 31-Aug-2011
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