Facilitating Emergence of an ICT Industry Cluster

ICE 2007 - 13th International Conference on Concurrent Enterprising - Concurrent (Collaborative) Innovation, Sophia-Antipolis, France, June 4-6, 2007

9 Pages Posted: 8 Feb 2011  

William P. Hall

University of Melbourne - Melbourne School of Engineering; Kororoit Institute

Susu Nousala

Aalto University; University of Melbourne

Date Written: June 1, 2007

Abstract

Michael Porter and others suggest that the interactive dynamics between industrially related organizations within a circumscribed geographic area can help to form an "industry cluster", where the dynamics helps them to substantially improve their international competitiveness compared to organizations working in isolation. Following suggestions based on a paradigm of organizational emergence, the authors have intervened in their local area to see if they can crystallize the emergence of an industry cluster to address the ICT needs of organizational knowledge management. Although the ultimate success of the interventions remains to be demonstrated, this paper outlines the theoretical framework, some interventions, and the results of these interventions towards formation of an active cluster. We have observed that some low cost interventions appear to successfully build the kinds of interpersonal knowledge transfer relationships that historical studies suggest facilitate the emergence of successful clusters.

Keywords: Industry cluster, organizational dynamics, emergence, knowledge sharing, case study

JEL Classification: L16, L20, L86, O11, R10

Suggested Citation

Hall, William P. and Nousala, Susu, Facilitating Emergence of an ICT Industry Cluster (June 1, 2007). ICE 2007 - 13th International Conference on Concurrent Enterprising - Concurrent (Collaborative) Innovation, Sophia-Antipolis, France, June 4-6, 2007. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1757601

William P. Hall (Contact Author)

University of Melbourne - Melbourne School of Engineering ( email )

185 Pelham Street, Carlton, Victoria 3053
Melbourne, Victoria 3010
Australia

HOME PAGE: http://www.orgs-evolution-knowledge.net

Kororoit Institute ( email )

127 Power Street
St Albans, Vic. 3021
Australia

HOME PAGE: http://kororoit.org

Susu Nousala

Aalto University ( email )

P.O. Box 21210
Aalto, FI-00076
Finland

University of Melbourne ( email )

Parkville
Melbourne, 3000
Australia

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