Aitziber Elola

Aitziber Elola
University of Deusto | DEUSTO · Basque Institute of Competitiveness

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As with other public policies, in the case of cluster policy, there is also a general interest in developing and applying evaluation methods, with the aim of adapting the policy to the new challenges identified through those processes. In the specific case of cluster policy, to evaluate the efficiency of implementation and development of these poli...
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This paper contributes to the study of the role of public policies in the origins and evolution of clusters. Building on the existing literature, we set up a taxonomy of nine public policies that may have an impact on the emergence and evolution of clusters. Based on in-depth case studies of six clusters of the Basque Country, particularly represen...
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This paper aims to examine whether in old industrial regions, the trajectory of clusters follows that of their corresponding industry or deviates from it and which are the factors that account for cluster evolution. This paper deals with the issue of how established clusters either renew or transform themselves in such regions and how they adapt to...
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In this paper, we study how globalization impacts on the structure and governance patterns of value chains and on the resilience of local clusters. We study the value chains related to two Basque (Spain) companies in the wind energy industry, Iberdrola and Gamesa, and the local cluster to which they belong. We find that firms within the cluster hav...
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In this paper, based on the case study of the aerospace cluster of the Basque Country (Spain), we aimed at analysing how local industries develop a new specialization, that is, how a cluster emerges, and how it evolves over time. For that purpose, apart from considering local factors (both forces that are internal to the cluster and to the territor...
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Over the last three decades there has been a spectacular acceleration in the globalization of the economy. With domestic markets facing stagnation and/or saturation, internationalization is essential for firms in advanced countries to preserve and enhance their competitiveness. Since firms worldwide need to adapt to this new reality, an opportunity...
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This analysis feeds into the academic debate on the most proficient innovation mode across firms, placing special emphasis on the characteristic case of small and medium enterprises (SMEs). Of the three main approaches considered, the first stresses the importance of innovation based on science and technology (STI) drivers, such as research and dev...
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In this study, we aim at evaluating the role of path-dependent and past-dependent forces in the historical trajectory of clusters. For that purpose, we study the life cycles of four of the main industrial clusters in the Basque Country (paper-making, electronics and information and communication technology, maritime industries and aeronautics) and...
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This article analyses the case of a successful young high technology cluster in an old industrialized European region, the electronics and information and communications technology cluster in the Basque Country (Spain). Based on the findings of this case study, we propose that social capital and internationalization play an important role in increa...
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The importance of clusters and spatial networks for economic development has been largely acknowledged in economic and business literature (see, for example, Porter, 1998; Martin and Sunley, 2003; Malmberg and Maskell, 2002). Empirical evidence shows that companies in clusters experience stronger growth and faster innovation than those outside clus...
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In this paper we study the antecedents of subordinates’ trust in their leaders (STL). In particular, we focus on the effects of managerial trustworthy behavior (MTB) and subordinates’ perceptions of leaders’ trust in them (LTS). We develop a scale of managerial trustworthy behavior following the typology proposed by Whitener, Brodt, Korsgaard and W...