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BECERRA RODRIGUEZ, FREDY  and  ALVAREZ GIRALDO, CLAUDIA MILENA. Human talent and entrepreneurial innovation in the context of business networks: the cluster of the clothing manufacturing companies in Caldas-Colombia. estud.gerenc. [online]. 2011, vol.27, n.119, pp.209-232. ISSN 0123-5923.

Nowadays literature reflects a special interest in the study of regional business networks and business innovation, particularly viewing human resources as a vital aspect that contributes to the development of knowledge and innovation networks within business networks. This article examines the relationship between the level of training of human resources and the links between companies within the cluster of clothing manufacturing companies in the state of Caldas, Colombia, as determining factors of performance in business innovation. It presents the theoretical framework, the regional context, and the main results. It concludes that human resource training, the existence of specialized areas, human resources strategic plans, and joint actions between the companies involving human resources, have a positive impact on business innovation.

Keywords : Enterprise networks; knowledge networks; business innovation; human talent; human talent training.

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