The paper explores determinants of innovation capability in small Knowledge Intensive Business Services (KIBS) in two UK regions, the North East and West Midlands.
Innovation is supported by higher levels of investment in research and development, as well as more frequent interaction with local business networks, including informal contacts, and national licensing arrangements. Innovation capability is also enhanced by internationalisation through both traded and untraded relationships.
Various industry-specific business networks and regional government agencies also act as important sources of knowledge and networking in de-industrialised regions. No support is found for benefits arising from the clustering of firms in similar line of business, or from close local customer relations.
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Dr Claudio Morrison from the Business School presents this interdisciplinary labour studies seminar at Middlesex University
The International Place Branding Association invites papers for its Inaugural Conference.
Students from several departments will join together to perform a programme celebrating the 150th anniversary of the birth of Parisian composer Erik Satie.
Robert Eaglestone from Royal Holloway discusses the roles that the idea of ‘tradition’ plays at an upcoming Language and Communication Research Seminar.