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Local knowledge and the strategy of constructing advantage: the role of community alliances

de la Mothe, John and Mallory, Geoff (2004). Local knowledge and the strategy of constructing advantage: the role of community alliances. International Journal of Technology Management, 27(8) pp. 809–820.

DOI (Digital Object Identifier) Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1504/IJTM.2004.004995
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Abstract

Economic growth is local. Communities drive the prosperity of nations. They attract and retain foreign direct investment and creative, talented, people. Institutions are key, from government labs, firms (small and large), universities, agencies providing community services – including safe schools, health services, athletic facilities such as running and biking tracks – and so on. This paper takes these observations, moves conceptually beyond Ricardian ''comparative advantage'' and neo-Porterian ''competitive advantage'' and – using new information from a number of cities – develops the notion of ''constructed advantage''.

Item Type: Journal Article
ISSN: 0267-5730
Keywords: innovation; local knowledge; communities; community alliances; constructing advantage
Academic Unit/Department: Open University Business School
Item ID: 1908
Depositing User: Users 12 not found.
Date Deposited: 01 Jun 2006
Last Modified: 02 Dec 2010 19:46
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/1908
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