Knowledge and Information Networks in an Italian Wine Cluster

European and Planning Studies, Vol. 17, No. 7, pp. 983-1006

Posted: 15 Feb 2010  

Andrea Morrison

Bocconi University

Roberta Rabellotti

University of Pavia

Date Written: February 11, 2010

Abstract

The aim of this article is to analyse the nature and extent of knowledge and information networks in an Italian wine cluster. Moreover, the relation between firms’ characteristics and the knowledge network structure is also explored. The empirical findings show that knowledge is unevenly distributed in clusters and that networks of knowledge and information differ a great deal in terms of their structure. In fact, knowledge flows are restricted to a tightly connected community of local producers, differing in terms of knowledge assets, innovation behaviour and overall economic performance with respect to the rest of the firms in the cluster.

Keywords: Knowledge, Cluster, Wine Industry

JEL Classification: L66, O31

Suggested Citation

Morrison, Andrea and Rabellotti, Roberta, Knowledge and Information Networks in an Italian Wine Cluster (February 11, 2010). European and Planning Studies, Vol. 17, No. 7, pp. 983-1006 . Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1551489

Andrea Morrison

Bocconi University ( email )

Via Sarfatti, 25
Milan, MI 20136
Italy

Roberta Rabellotti (Contact Author)

University of Pavia ( email )

Corso Strada Nuova, 65
27100 Pavia, 27100
Italy

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