Managing the SME Clustering Process Life-Cycle

  • Christina Ampantzi
  • Marianthi Psyllou
  • Evaggelia Diagkou
  • Michael Glykas
Part of the Studies in Computational Intelligence book series (SCI, volume 444)


Globalization has changed the nature of innovation requiring a multitude of skills for solving complex challenges; this is why the old closed innovation model, which dominated most of the 20th century, is hurt to death. To survive in the worldwide competitive economic system firms have to invest in Intellectual Capital, as economic activity has become inherently socially situated and embedded in networks of organisational and personal relationships and cooperation, thus forcing a change of paradigm from competition to cooperation or, increasingly, to coopetition.


Absorptive Capacity Knowledge Spillover Intellectual Capital Strategic Alliance Dynamic Capability 
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  • Christina Ampantzi
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  • Michael Glykas
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  1. 1.Financial and Management Engineering DepartmentUniversity of the AegeanChiosGreece
  2. 2.Aegean TechnopolisThe Technology Park of the Aegean RegionChiosGreece
  3. 3.Faculty of Business and ManagementUniversity of WallangongDubaiUnited Arab Emirates
  4. 4.Department of Interior DesignTechnological Education InstitutionAthensGreece

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