In this article we investigate how status considerations influence inter-firm knowledge transfer in industrial clusters. Using evidence of a highly dynamic wine cluster and network analysis methods of Stochastic Actor-Oriented Modelling, we find that status considerations drive assortative matching in the formation of ties within a cluster. This means that low-status firms are cast from the ‘circles that count’, while high-status firms are likely to interact with similar others. Far from being an equal space of knowledge sharing, some clusters may instead be spaces of social hierarchies and elitist ties.

Cast apart by the elites: how status influences assortative matching in industrial clusters / Maghssudipour, Amir; Balland, Pierre Alexandre; Giuliani, Elisa. - In: INDUSTRY AND INNOVATION. - ISSN 1366-2716. - ELETTRONICO. - (2021), pp. 1-24. [10.1080/13662716.2020.1860738]

Cast apart by the elites: how status influences assortative matching in industrial clusters

Maghssudipour, Amir
;
Balland, Pierre Alexandre;
2021

Abstract

In this article we investigate how status considerations influence inter-firm knowledge transfer in industrial clusters. Using evidence of a highly dynamic wine cluster and network analysis methods of Stochastic Actor-Oriented Modelling, we find that status considerations drive assortative matching in the formation of ties within a cluster. This means that low-status firms are cast from the ‘circles that count’, while high-status firms are likely to interact with similar others. Far from being an equal space of knowledge sharing, some clusters may instead be spaces of social hierarchies and elitist ties.
2021
1
24
Maghssudipour, Amir; Balland, Pierre Alexandre; Giuliani, Elisa
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