Proximity and multinational enterprise co-location in clusters: a multiple case study of Dutch science parks

Published on Mar 16, 2018in Industry and Innovation3.16
· DOI :10.1080/13662716.2017.1355230
Niels le Duc1
Estimated H-index: 1
(UvA: University of Amsterdam),
Johan Paul Lindeque5
Estimated H-index: 5
(UvA: University of Amsterdam)
This paper explores the role of proximity in strategic asset-seeking multinational enterprises’ (MNE) co-location in subnational knowledge/innovation intensive clusters. MNE co-location in three Dutch science parks is examined in terms of the perceived importance of geographic, cognitive, social, organisational and institutional proximity dimensions. While all five proximity dimensions are found to play a role, organisational proximity emerged as the most important factor influencing MNE co-location in the Dutch science parks. This paper argues, in contrast to expectations for a high degree of relatedness and reinforcing effects between the five proximities, that an ‘optimal’ proximity constellation of low organisational proximity together with high social and cognitive proximity fosters MNE co-location in knowledge intensive clusters, such as science parks.
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Published on Mar 16, 2018in Industry and Innovation3.16
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Estimated H-index: 4
(RU: Rutgers University),
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Estimated H-index: 26
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Estimated H-index: 11
(UL: University of Limerick)
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Estimated H-index: 16
(WHU - Otto Beisheim School of Management),
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Estimated H-index: 7
(AU: Aarhus University),
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Estimated H-index: 2
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Estimated H-index: 2
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Estimated H-index: 17
(University of Nordland)
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Estimated H-index: 32
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Estimated H-index: 3
(University of Valencia)
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Estimated H-index: 45
(Bocconi University)
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Teis Hansen12
Estimated H-index: 12
(Lund University)
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Estimated H-index: 2
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Estimated H-index: 14
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Estimated H-index: 51
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Estimated H-index: 43
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Estimated H-index: 32
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Estimated H-index: 26
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Estimated H-index: 10
(Leibniz University of Hanover),
Christina Hoon5
Estimated H-index: 5
(Leibniz University of Hanover),
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Estimated H-index: 7
(St And: University of St Andrews)
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Estimated H-index: 6
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Estimated H-index: 23
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