Title: Making sense of knowledge transfer and IC measurement in clusters: the missing point

Authors: Jose Luis Hervas-Oliver, Juan Ignacio Dalmau Porta

Addresses: Polytechnic University of Valencia, Campus Vera, s*n, 46022 Valencia, Spain. ' Polytechnic University of Valencia, Campus Vera, s*n, 46022 Valencia, Spain

Abstract: Intellectual Capital (IC) research has mainly focused on firms rather than on macro-level units and the academia has abandoned the meso-level, i.e., the cluster IC debate. Thus, our objective consists of developing a cluster knowledge transfer framework, which sets the fundamentals to understand and contextualise how IC is created, disseminated and measured within a cluster. After exploring theoretically the different types of clusters, the paper systematically explains all the factors and agents integrated in the knowledge creation and dissemination within industrial districts, connecting the IC clusters| drivers to the IC fundamentals in order to set the IC cluster platform.

Keywords: intellectual capital; IC clusters; industrial districts; knowledge transfer; cluster knowledge platform; measurement; knowledge creation; knowledge dissemination.

DOI: 10.1504/IJLIC.2006.011313

International Journal of Learning and Intellectual Capital, 2006 Vol.3 No.3, pp.249 - 267

Published online: 14 Nov 2006 *

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