METEOR/UNU-MERIT joint seminar: “Entrepreneurial Clusters and the Co-agglomeration of Related Industries: Spinoffs in Portuguese Plastics and Molds”
This seminar, featuring Rui Baptista of the Brunel Business School, will focus on a study that provides insights on how co-agglomeration (or collocation) of entrepreneurial firms in related industries influences cluster growth. The study considered two types of effects that may drive collocation:
These effects are examined for the Portuguese molds and plastics industries. Results suggest that heritage of capabilities, through the transmission of knowledge from incumbents to cross-industry spinoffs, play an important role in driving cluster growth. Benefits from knowledge transmission through cross-industry spinoffs and co-agglomeration occur only upstream, from plastics to molds, implying that while collocation with molds is not a requirement for the plastics industry, collocation with plastics is likely essential for the molds industry.
For more information, see the Calendar of upcoming events on the UNU-MERIT website.
Rui Baptista joined Brunel Business School on September 2013 as the Chair in International Entrepreneurship. He is a member of the Centre for Research into Entrepreneurship, International Business and Innovation in Emerging Markets, and has been a faculty member at Instituto Superior Tecnico, University of Lisbon, Carnegie Mellon University and Indiana University.
Room A1.23 (Tongersestraat 53)