Shared Resources and Competitive Advantage in Clustered Firms: The Missing Link

Xiaobo Wu, Shuai Geng, Jun Li, Wei Zhang

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Abstract

This study examines the mechanism by which shared resources act on clustered firms' strategic resources to impact firm performance. Results indicate that five different kinds of clusterspecific shared resources have significant and positive effects on strategic resources to various degrees. Results also show that four elements of strategic resources have significant and positive effects on competitive advantage of firms. The framework developed in this study thus suggests that internal strategic resources and capabilities of firms mediate the relationship between shared resources and competitive advantage of firms in clusters.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1391-1410
Number of pages20
JournalEuropean Planning Studies
Volume18
Issue number9
Early online date24 Aug 2010
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 9 Sep 2010
Externally publishedYes

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