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A Study of of Exogenous Gap Critical for Cluster Dynamics and Interaction with Global Markets
University of Gävle, Faculty of Education and Business Studies, Department of Business and Economic Studies, Business administration. (HARira)ORCID iD: 0000-0003-0477-855x
University of Gävle, Faculty of Education and Business Studies, Department of Business and Economic Studies, Business administration. (HARira)
2019 (English)In: 12th Annual Conference of the EuroMed Academy of Business: Business Management Theories and Practices in a Dynamic Competitive Environment / [ed] Demetris Vrontis, Yaakov Weber, Evangelos Tsoukatos, 2019, p. 885-897Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

This study aims to answer the following question: What platform does cluster organisation create to enable its internationalisation process in order for its partner´s organisations to effectively manage the challenges brought about by the cataclysmic changes in business logic in the age of globalisation and digitalisation? Theoretical lens draws on combination of the experiential learningcommitment interplay, which is the driving mechanism of Uppsala´s internationalisation process model with a similar experiential learning-commitment mechanism focusing on business network relationships. Data collection through in-depth interviews with Process Manager – R&D, Cluster Market Manager, Communication and Information, Cluster coordinator took place in the Swedish cluster Future Position X (FPX) - a leading cluster organisation in Europe within geographical information. Findings show that FPX was building international links with similar clusters in the Nordic, Baltic, and European countries. FPX later learned that for it to be in forefront of innovation, it needs to mix its own core competences with very complementing technology areas of the biggest hotspots in the world in Geo Spatial technologies. Conclusion remarks and implications: A sustainable internationalisation platform created by cluster is of utmost importance these days because digitalisation is fundamentally disrupting traditional industries, labour markets and the global economy, and transforming various facets of exchange. To companies, this means opportunities for new or changed business models, spanning from marketing and sales channels to logistics. Originality: This study contributes to the literature examining location can help firms to increase their competitiveness and thus supporting them in getting access to global value chains and new markets, by focusing solely on exogenous activities which serve to improve cooperation with global markets, that are critical to cluster dynamics.

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2019. p. 885-897
Keywords [en]
Cluster´s internationalisation, Internationalisation process, formal and informal networks, Future Position X (FPX), Digitalisation, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-31253ISBN: 978-9963-711-81-9 (electronic)OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hig-31253DiVA, id: diva2:1377033
Conference
The 12th Annual EUROMED Academy of Business (EMAB) Conference, "Business Management Theories and Practices in a Dynamic Competitive Environment", Hellenic Mediterranean University, Thessaloniki, Greece, 18-20 September 2019.
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HARira/DigIT
Note

Conference proceedings: https://euromed2019.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/EuroMed-12-2019.pdf

Won Best Paper Award

Available from: 2019-12-10 Created: 2019-12-10 Last updated: 2019-12-12Bibliographically approved

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