Knowledge Creation and Diffusion in Regional Collaborative Networks

  • Rafael H. P. Lima
  • Luiz C. R. Carpinetti
Part of the IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology book series (IFIPAICT, volume 362)


Industrial clusters can be seen as a type of collaborative networks with a geographically limited scope, since they are environments where firms can collaborate to improve collective efficiency and form networks for knowledge creation and sharing. This paper reviews some contributions found in the literature concerning knowledge management in industrial clusters and proposes a new knowledge management framework to assist local governance in conducting initiatives aiming at creating and sharing knowledge among firms. The framework is still theoretical and future research is necessary for improvement and validation of its phases.


Collaborative networks industrial clusters knowledge management 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Rafael H. P. Lima
    • 1
  • Luiz C. R. Carpinetti
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Engineering of Sao CarlosUniversity of Sao PauloSao CarlosBrazil

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