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

  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},
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… 

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