Firm Size And Capabilities, Regional Agglomeration, And The Adoption Of New Technology

@article{Kelley1999FirmSA,
  title={Firm Size And Capabilities, Regional Agglomeration, And The Adoption Of New Technology},
  author={Maryellen R. Kelley and Susan Helper},
  journal={Economics of Innovation and New Technology},
  year={1999},
  volume={8},
  pages={79-103}
}
The literature on agglomeration economies suggests that, in addition to firm-specific attributes, the local geographic context conditions the expected profitability of technology adoption. All rheories of technology diffusion assumc that inter-firm learning is the outcome of contact with prior adopters. Yet, with few exceptions, thc attributes of location that maximize the opportunities for learning (and hence, reduce thc costs of technology adoption for all firms in the same locale) have been… Expand

Tables from this paper

Agglomeration Effects in the Diffusion of Advanced Manufacturing Technologies
Knowledge spillovers associated with the diffusion of new technologies have long been viewed as an important driver of economic growth. However, this claim has largely resisted econometric scrutinyExpand
Technological Capability, Agglomeration Economies and Firm Location Choice
Jo Y. and Lee C.-Y. Technological capability, agglomeration economies and firm location choice, Regional Studies. This paper argues that a firm's ability to produce and absorb technologicalExpand
The Adoption of New Technologies: Location, Learning and Asset Pricing Implications
This paper analyzes the optimal investment strategy of two firms confronted with the option to adopt a new technology. I add two key features: location and learning. A firm gains relative advantageExpand
Machine imports, technology adoption, and local spillovers
In developing economies import can be the primary source of adopting new technologies and modern production equipment. Using a uniquely compiled Hungarian firm-level dataset, we investigated whetherExpand
Innovation System Effects on Technological Adoption in a Regional Value Chain
This paper examines the technology adoption rates of a sample of enterprises that are nominally members of the transportation equipment value chain. We utilize the regional innovation system (RIS)Expand
Clusters , Innovation and Regional Development
This paper provides a critical examination of the widely disseminated view that innovation in all or most activities is favoured by certain common characteristics in the local ‘milieu’, involving aExpand
Agglomeration and Firm Performance: Economies of Scale, Localisation, and Urbanisation among Swedish Export Firms
In the 1990s, there has been an increase in interest in the spatial agglomeration of similar and related firms and industries. The recent literature is, however, marked by a lack of balance betweenExpand
Technology Adoption Strategies in the Supply Chain: The case of Vietnamese Young Small and Medium-sized Enterprises
The paper, using a three-wave unbalanced panel of 3252 observations of young small and medium-sized firms in 2011–2013, examines the effect of direct linkages between firms with foreign directExpand
Technology Adoption in and Out of Major Urban Areas: When Do Internal Firm Resources Matter Most?
How much do internal firm resources contribute to technology adoption in major urban locations, where the advantages from agglomeration are greatest? The authors address this question in the contextExpand
Does Value Chain Participation facilitate the Adoption of Industry 4.0 Technologies in Developing Countries?∗
The adoption of new technology is a key driver of firm performance and economic development. In this paper, we develop a framework for the firm-level analysis of the adoption of digital technology inExpand
...
1
2
3
4
5
...

References

SHOWING 1-10 OF 48 REFERENCES
Supplier Relations and Adoption of New Technology: Results of Survey Research in the U.S. Auto Industry
Using an original data source, this paper investigates the circumstances under which firms adopt computer numerical control (CNC), an important type of flexible automation which can significantlyExpand
Innovative Firm Behavior and Local Milieu: Exploring the Intersection of Agglomeration, Firm Effects, and Technological Change
AbstractRegional economists, planners, and geographers for more than half a century have drawn a useful distinction in characterizing the properties of spatial agglomerations, or growth centers (or,Expand
ABSORPTIVE CAPACITY: A NEW PERSPECTIVE ON LEARNING AND INNOVATION
Discusses the notion that the ability to exploit external knowledge is crucial to a firm's innovative capabilities. In addition, it is argued that the ability to evaluate and use outside knowledge isExpand
Empirical studies of innovation and market structure
Publisher Summary This chapter discusses the perceptible movement of empirical scholars from a narrow concern with the role of firm size and market concentration toward a broader consideration of theExpand
Technological Diffusion with Social Learning
This paper attributes the slow diffusion of innovations to an informational externality in the adoption process. The profitability of new technologies is uncertain but firing can learn progressivelyExpand
Interindustry and Interfirm Differences in the Rate of Diffusion of an Innovation
ONE of the most important stages of the process of technological change is diffusion. Since the rate of diffusion is the rate at which a new technique is actually put into use, it is a criticalExpand
Technological Diffusion in the Canadian Tool and Die Industry
RECENT publications have underscored the priority being given by government officials to policies promoting more rapid technological change in Canadian manufacturing industries.' While major emphasisExpand
Sources, Procedures, and Microeconomic Effects of Innovation
Evaluates the processes leading from the initial ideas for technological opportunities to serious innovative attempts, and finally, to changes in the structures and performance of industries.Expand
Externalities and Industrial Development
Using a panel data set of county-level employment in machinery, electrical machinery, primary metals, transportation, and instruments, this paper analyzes the role of dynamic externalities forExpand
Growth in Cities
Recent theories of economic growth, including those of Romer, Porter, and Jacobs, have stressed the role of technological spillovers in generating growth. Because such knowledge spillovers areExpand
...
1
2
3
4
5
...