Revista Facultad de Ciencias Económicas: Investigación y Reflexión
versión impresa ISSN 0121-6805
MORALES RUBIANO, MARÍA EUGENIA; SANABRIA AGUIRRE, SONIA ESPERANZA y ARIAS CANTE, MAYRA ALEJANDRA. KNOWLEDGE ACCUMULATION, INNOVATION AND COMPETITIVENESS IN ENTERPRISE AGGLOMERATIONS. Rev.fac.cienc.econ. [online]. 2010, vol.18, n.2, pp. 19-53. ISSN 0121-6805.
This paper presents the results of the research made in the leather and footwear industry in Bogotá, describing knowledge accumulation, innovation and competitiveness dynamics in enterprise concentration located at Restrepo neighborhood. The literature review of regional countries and developed countries showed how the information obtained in interviews to agglomeration association representatives and surveys made to a group of entrepreneurs, findings suggest that contrary to traditional beliefs, agglomerations do not have the quality of being a mature cluster. This is explained because there are different factors that influence collective efficiency and affect knowledge accumulation, innovation and competitiveness dynamics of concentration of the studied companies. Such factors are associated especially to entrepreneur culture, economic activity characteristics and political, social, economic and institutional conditions of the environment.
Palabras llave : Cluster; competitiveness; knowledge transference; innovation.