The effects of the frequency of spatially proximate and distant interaction on innovation by Irish SMEs

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dc.contributor.author Doran, Justin
dc.contributor.author Jordan, Declan
dc.contributor.author O'Leary, Eoin
dc.date.accessioned 2012-11-14T15:52:17Z
dc.date.available 2012-11-14T15:52:17Z
dc.date.issued 2012-08
dc.identifier.citation Justin Doran, Declan Jordan & Eoin O’Leary (2012): The effects of the frequency of spatially proximate and distant interaction on innovation by Irish SMEs, Entrepreneurship & Regional Development: An International Journal, 24:7-8, 705-727 en
dc.identifier.volume 24 en
dc.identifier.issued 7-8 en
dc.identifier.startpage 705 en
dc.identifier.endpage 727 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10468/780
dc.identifier.doi 10.1080/08985626.2012.710261
dc.description.abstract This paper tests whether more frequent interaction at different spatial levels has a positive effect on the innovation performance of SMEs in the South-West and South-East of Ireland.  Based on an original survey, it finds that more frequent interaction generally increases innovation likelihood, but at a diminishing rate, thus suggesting a trade-off between resources dedicated to transforming knowledge into new products and processes.  Spatially distant interaction is found to be at least as valuable as proximate interaction, which questions the received wisdom that the best sources of knowledge are regional.  Given the value of distant interaction, the results indicate that regional lock-in may be an obstacle to superior innovation performance of SMEs. en
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dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd. en
dc.relation.uri http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/08985626.2012.710261
dc.rights This is an Author's Original Manuscript of an article whose final and definitive form, the Version of Record, has been published in the Entrepreneurship & Regional Development: An International Journal, 02 Aug 2012, copyright Taylor & Francis, available online at: http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/08985626.2012.710261. en
dc.subject Innovation en
dc.subject Irish Small and Medium Enterprises (SME) en
dc.subject Ireland en
dc.subject Policy en
dc.subject Proximity en
dc.subject Interaction en
dc.title The effects of the frequency of spatially proximate and distant interaction on innovation by Irish SMEs en
dc.type Article (peer-reviewed) en
dc.internal.authorurl http://research.ucc.ie/profiles/B008/justindoran en
dc.internal.authorcontactother Justin Doran, Economics, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland. +353-21-490-3000 Email: justin.doran@ucc.ie en
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dc.date.updated 2012-11-07T13:09:22Z
dc.description.version Submitted Version en
dc.internal.rssid 113994406
dc.contributor.funder South-West and South-East Regional Authorities, Ireland en
dc.description.status Peer reviewed en
dc.identifier.journaltitle Entrepreneurship and Regional Development en
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dc.internal.IRISemailaddress justin.doran@ucc.ie en


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