How Does Structure Affect Industrial Districts Innovation?

DRUID Summer Conference. Danish Research Unit for Industrial Dynamics. 18-20 junio 2007
This research compares the innovation capacity of the most important ceramic tile industrial districts located in Europe. Our analysis shows: Firstly, a similar level of competition within them but a far weaker cooperation in the Spanish district. Secondly, that the scarcity of technology and advanced services providers in the Spanish district relegates it to a follower role in the adoption process of innovation. And thirdly, that the presence in the Italian district of horizontal technology enterprises raises the innovative tension because of the technology diffusion across districts and it is favoured by the mobility of qualified workers.
Copenague, Dinamarca