IJIMT 2012 Vol.3(1): 24-29 ISSN: 2010-0248
DOI: 10.7763/IJIMT.2012.V3.191

Research on Interactive Learning, Knowledge Sharing and Collective Innovation in SMEs Cluster

Wang Lan and Wang Zhangliu

Abstract—In the knowledge-based economy, small and medium enterprises (SMEs) clusters have played a significant role in the development of local economy, especially in technology innovation. This paper’s aim is to propose an analytical framework on technology innovation and knowledge transfer of enterprises cluster based on collective innovation. Firstly, this paper analyzes the interactive learning mechanism of SMEs clusters in perspective of vertical, horizontal and multifold dimensions. Secondly, it focuses on knowledge spillovers in clustering firms and discusses the SECI’s process of the knowledge transformation of SMEs cluster. Thirdly, it analyzes the key influencing factors of knowledge spillovers and knowledge transfer. Finally, it pays more attention to the collective innovation mechanism and discusses the crucial role of focal firms in cluster innovation.

Index Terms—Interactive learning, knowledge sharing,collective innovation, small and medium enterprises cluster.

All the authors are with the Zhengzhou Institute of Aeronautical Industry Management, Zhengzhou, China (e-mail:wanglan8002@126.com;wzhangliu@126.com).

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Cite: Wang Lan and Wang Zhangliu, "Research on Interactive Learning, Knowledge Sharing and Collective Innovation in SMEs Cluster," International Journal of Innovation, Management and Technology vol. 3, no. 1, pp. 24-29, 2012.

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