Analysis of the familiarity and mutual dependency of firms from the perspective of SME CINs' effectiveness

Yu Lien Tai, Junzo Watada, Hsiu Hsien Su

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    Abstract

    The main objective of this study is to define the core attributes that influence the member firms of small and medium enterprise collaborative innovation networks (SME CINs) to join collaborative research and development (R&D) projects provided by the inter-firm networking of SMEs in technology-intensive clustering assistance (TICA) projects. We used social network analysis, resource dependence theory, and transaction cost analysis to select the attributes of firms and a rough sets approach to mine rules that explain whether firms join collaborative projects. Especially, this study utilized a rough sets model and identified the core attributes. The familiarity and connections that members share with one another are found to be the core attributes of members in SME CINs that push them to join collaborative innovation activities. Further, the existence of relationships among SMEs is more important than the strength of the relationships themselves.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationPICMET '10 - Portland International Center for Management of Engineering and Technology, Proceedings - Technology Management for Global Economic Growth
    Pages794-806
    Number of pages13
    Publication statusPublished - 2010
    EventPortland International Center for Management of Engineering and Technology - Technology Management for Global Economic Growth, PICMET '10 - Phuket
    Duration: 2010 Jul 182010 Jul 22

    Other

    OtherPortland International Center for Management of Engineering and Technology - Technology Management for Global Economic Growth, PICMET '10
    CityPhuket
    Period10/7/1810/7/22

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    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Business and International Management
    • Management of Technology and Innovation
    • Economics and Econometrics

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    Tai, Y. L., Watada, J., & Su, H. H. (2010). Analysis of the familiarity and mutual dependency of firms from the perspective of SME CINs' effectiveness. In PICMET '10 - Portland International Center for Management of Engineering and Technology, Proceedings - Technology Management for Global Economic Growth (pp. 794-806). [5602190]