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External Knowledge, Territorial Inertia And Local Development: An Exploratory Case Study, Francesca Cabiddu, Daniela Pettinao Sep 2012

External Knowledge, Territorial Inertia And Local Development: An Exploratory Case Study, Francesca Cabiddu, Daniela Pettinao

Francesca Cabiddu

This study examines the relationship between an entrepreneur’s absorptive capacity, the spiral of knowledge and local development. Although a great number of theoretical and empirical studies have pointed out the importance of local networking and informal contacts when spreading knowledge locally, very few of them provide robust evidence on the role of the entrepreneur’s absorptive capacity and external knowledge in local development. This paper tries to explain the reasons why this problem can no longer be ignored and provides a preliminary examination, through an exploratory case study, of the role that the entrepreneur’s absorptive capacity and external ...


Ranking The Elements Of Swot Matrix With The Approach Of Combining Gray Theory And Dematel Technique, Mahdi Saeedpoor, Abolfazl Kazzazi, Masoud Hadjarian Kashani, Amin Vafadar Nikjoo Feb 2012

Ranking The Elements Of Swot Matrix With The Approach Of Combining Gray Theory And Dematel Technique, Mahdi Saeedpoor, Abolfazl Kazzazi, Masoud Hadjarian Kashani, Amin Vafadar Nikjoo

Amin Vafadarnikjoo

SWOT analysis is one of the most influential tools by which managers can compare the information about the internal and external factors of organization and can use it with respect to the core strategy matrix, and offer a variety of possible strategies. This analysis with all its benefits for the organization does not provide a quantitative basis for identifying the most significant internal and external factors and the relationship between these factors with each other and the business. In other words, this analysis only deals with a few relationships between internal and external factors and ignore effects of other factors ...