The Cultivation of Cluster’s Sustainable Competence Based on Knowledge Management

Tong Yang, Nengmin Wang


The cluster has shown its powerful competitive advantages in global competition. However, as amounts of industrial clusters have displayed their competence, some have lost their competitive advantages in global competition. It is meaningful for clusters’ development to cultivate their sustainable competence. This paper analyzes the sources of cluster competence. According this paper, the important ways to make cluster competence sustainable include transferring and sharing knowledge, making innovation in the cluster, absorbing knowledge from other outer sources, and cultivating unique and exclusive knowledge innovation capability that is differing from other clusters. This paper advances two ways for clusters achieving the transformation from closed knowledge system to open one: firstly, cultivate the capability of absorbing new knowledge from other local knowledge sources; secondly, improve the capability of knowledge share and innovation in the cluster.

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International Journal of Business and Management   ISSN 1833-3850 (Print)   ISSN 1833-8119 (Online)

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