Facing Global Competition Through Participation in Globalization of Innovation Processes: The Case of Mechatronics District in the Veneto Region

26 Pages Posted: 26 Sep 2017

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Monica Plechero

Ca Foscari University of Venice - Department of Management

Date Written: September 24, 2017

Abstract

The paper investigates the mechatronics industrial district of the Veneto region, key for Industry 4.0 and for pursuing development opportunities related to smart specialization strategies. It shows how firms of a local system can gain competitiveness from different modalities of participation to processes of globalization of innovation. Firms’ size matters when exploiting own innovation in the international markets, but it is not essential for linking to specific external knowledge sources which can sustain the injection of new knowledge into the system and help firms increase their innovation performances.

Keywords: Industrial district, innovation, internationalization, global innovation network, mechatronics, Veneto region

JEL Classification: R11, F23

Suggested Citation

Plechero, Monica, Facing Global Competition Through Participation in Globalization of Innovation Processes: The Case of Mechatronics District in the Veneto Region (September 24, 2017). Department of Management, UniversitĂ  Ca' Foscari Venezia Working Paper No. 2017 / 11, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3042259 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3042259

Monica Plechero (Contact Author)

Ca Foscari University of Venice - Department of Management ( email )

San Giobbe, Cannaregio 873
Venice, 30121
Italy

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