Rivalry and Learning Among Clustered and Isolated Firms

Boari, Cristina ; Fioretti, Guido ; Odorici, Vincenza (2008) Rivalry and Learning Among Clustered and Isolated Firms. [Preprint]
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In this contribution, we wish to explore the relationships between rivalry and geographical proximity at the very level of contacts between individual firms. In particular, we wish to highlight the influence of geographical proximity on rival identification, on the comparison of their knowledge, and on the consequent elaboration of a strategy. In order to reproduce the interactions between firms, we made use of an agent-based model (ABM) where the strategic choices of rival firms are derived from general assumptions on competitive behavior and learning processes. Aim of the model is to investigate the co-evolution of firms’ knowledge, strategies and performances.

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Boari, Cristina
Fioretti, Guido
Odorici, Vincenza
rivalry, inter-organizational learning, clustered firms, agent-based model
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16 Jun 2008
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16 May 2011 12:08

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