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"Cluster-like organizations as intermediaries"
Linköping University, HELIX Vinn Excellence Centre. Linköping University, Department of Management and Engineering, Project management, Innovations and Entrepreneurship . Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
Linköping University, HELIX Vinn Excellence Centre. Linköping University, Department of Management and Engineering, Project management, Innovations and Entrepreneurship . Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-5960-9270
Linköping University, HELIX Vinn Excellence Centre. Linköping University, Department of Management and Engineering, Project management, Innovations and Entrepreneurship . Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-9938-8839
2011 (English)Conference paper, Published paper (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

Clusters started recently became to be called as the “fuels” for national economic growth (Audretsh, 2000). They are seen as drivers for entrepreneurship and innovation through assisting firms with complementary competencies and creating arenas for collaborations (Oakey, 2007; Porter, 2000). Clusters combine different types of actors by providing linkages between them. Similar approach is raised in the Triple Helix model. These models highlight importance of variety of relations within clusters. The diversity of actors leads to the need for organizations specializing in intermediating between them.  This is what we call a cluster-like organization – an organization that operate within a cluster and intermediate between different actors with a certain aim. They could be very small but in the same time take advantage of the size and resources of a cluster (c.f. Kaiser, 2003; Etzkowitz & Leydesdorff , 1998; Etzkowitz & Klofsten, 2005). In this paper we approach cluster-like organizations as intermediaries, which “go in between” others to fulfill a certain need for their stakeholders. However, there are very few studies about cluster-like organizations as intermediaries and relatively little knowledge about how they operate in this particular role. This study therefore addresses the issue of the intermediating roles within various types of cluster-like organizations and provides answers on questions in what way clusters intermediate, which actors involved in this process and how such cluster role was developed.

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2011.
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Clusters, cluster-like organization, intermediary organization, intermediary activities, Triple Helix actors
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URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-81280OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-81280DiVA: diva2:551307
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International High Technology Small Firms Conference, 9-10 June 2011, Manchester, United Kingdom
Available from: 2012-09-10 Created: 2012-09-10 Last updated: 2016-05-04

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