How shared vision moderates the effects of absorptive capacity and networking on clustered firms' innovation

Autores UPV
Revista Scandinavian Journal of Management


This paper will contribute to the line of research that seeks to identify the determinants of firms' innovation performance. Focusing on the territorial dimension, we investigated the role played by shared vision in the effects of internal resources (absorptive capacity) and external resources (network positioning) on the innovation of firms. To address the research questions, the empirical study drew on a sample of firms belonging to the Valencian textile cluster in Spain. Our findings suggest that networking and firm resources affect performance independently. Furthermore, internal and relational resources are positively active thanks to shared vision. More generally, we aim to contribute to the discussion on the degree to which firms should be involved in the cluster network in order to gain competitive advantages. (C) 2015 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.