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  1. De plattelandseconomie in de nabijheid van stedelijke gebieden: een ruimtelijk-economische visie

    Cabus, Peter; VANHAVERBEKE, Wim
    Vlaanderen is een dichtbevolkt en sterk verstedelijkt gebied. Dit belet niet dat er binnen Vlaanderen toch plattelandsgebieden bestaan. Deze gebieden hebben een alles behalve marginale economische betekenis. Landbouw daarentegen wordt er minder belangrijk als economische activiteit. Vanuit een ruimtelijk-economische benadering stellen we dat de rurale gebieden functioneren als flankerende gebieden voor de nabijgelegen stedelijke gebieden. Het zijn precies de korte (tijds)afstand en de vrije goede toegankelijkheid ten opzichte van belangrijke economische centra die dit functioneel profiel als flankerend gebied mogelijk maken. De intense relaties tussen stad en platteland impliceren dat een ruraal-urbaan partnerschap een belangrijke basis moet zijn voor een...

  2. Additivity and Complementarity in External Technology Sourcing: The Added Value of Corporate Venture Capital Investments

    van de Vrande, Vareska; VANHAVERBEKE, Wim; DUYSTERS, Geert
    Innovating firms often invest in a number of different technology projects, in different stages of development, using a wide range of distinct technology sourcing modes, such as strategic alliances, joint ventures, and mergers and acquisitions. Recently, firms have also gained an increasing awareness of the potential benefits of corporate venture capital investments. This paper investigates the particular role of corporate venture capital investments in the technology sourcing portfolio of firms. More specifically, we focus on the extent to which corporate venture capital investments are additive or complementary to other modes of technology sourcing when explaining the innovative performance of firms....

  3. The influence of scope, depth, and orientation of external technology sources on the innovative performance of Chinese firms

    Chen, Jin; Chen, Yufen; VANHAVERBEKE, Wim
    It is commonly accepted nowadays that external knowledge sources are important for firms' innovative performance. However, it is still not clear, what dimensions of firms' external knowledge search strategy are crucial in determining their innovation success and whether these search strategies are contingent on different innovation modes. In this study, we analyse how the innovative performance is affected by the scope, depth, and orientation of firms' external search strategies. We apply this analysis to firms using STI (science, technology and innovation) and DUI (doing, using and interacting) innovation modes. Based on a survey among firms in China, we find that...

  4. The effects of inter-industry and country difference in supplier relationships on pioneering innovations

    Li, Ying; VANHAVERBEKE, Wim
    Innovations are critical driving forces for firms to engage in corporate growth and new business development. Innovating firms are increasingly generating new knowledge in collaboration with partners. In this paper, we analyze how the knowledge differences between the innovating firms and their suppliers in Canada are likely to result in pioneering innovations. The knowledge difference is decomposed into two dimensions: the inter-industrial dimension and the geographic dimension in national context. Using the Canadian Innovation database, we found the inter-industry difference has a positive effect and the country difference has a negative effect on the likelihood of generating pioneering innovation. The...

  5. The Role of Alliance Network Redundancy in the Creation of Core and Non-core Technologies

    VANHAVERBEKE, Wim; Gilsing, Victor; Beerkens, Bonnie; DUYSTERS, Geert
    This paper studies the effect of a focal firm, and its partners' local alliance actions, on the creation of technological innovations by the former. More specifically, we study how two types of redundancy in a focal firm's ego network affect its ability to create new technologies in its technology core areas (exploitation) and/or non-core areas (exploration). We analyse this empirically in three different industry settings: chemicals, motor vehicles, and pharmaceuticals. One of our key findings is that individual firms can indeed boost both types of innovative output by shaping the degree of redundancy in their local alliance network, but that...

  6. Innovation for growth in mature industries: Solvay's influenza business

    Crijns, Jeroen; Palache, Bram; VANHAVERBEKE, Wim
    Purpose – Major technological innovations are usually associated with central R&D facilities in large companies and leading edge technologies that are key to unlocking business opportunities in promising, embryonic markets. The purpose of this paper is to identify and analyze several factors that determine the success of a major process innovation in a mature but changing industry. The paper furthermore shows that the periphery of a company can be as innovative as headquarters and central R&D-labs. Design/methodology/approach – This paper is based upon an in depth case study of the “Business Group Influenza” (BGI) at Solvay, a multinational company in...

  7. Innovation for growth in mature industries: Solvay's influenza business

    Poot, Tom; Faems, Dries; VANHAVERBEKE, Wim
    Purpose – Major technological innovations are usually associated with central R&D facilities in large companies and leading edge technologies that are key to unlocking business opportunities in promising, embryonic markets. The purpose of this paper is to identify and analyze several factors that determine the success of a major process innovation in a mature but changing industry. The paper furthermore shows that the periphery of a company can be as innovative as headquarters and central R&D-labs. Design/methodology/approach – This paper is based upon an in depth case study of the “Business Group Influenza” (BGI) at Solvay, a multinational company in the...

  8. The Relationships between Foreign Competition, Absorptive Capacity and Pioneering Innovation: An Empirical Investigation in Canada

    LI, Ying; VANHAVERBEKE, Wim
    The relationship between competition and innovation has drawn great attention from economists and strategic management researchers. However, the empirical evidences for this relationship remain inconsistent. On the one hand, the Schumpeterian viewpoint credits that the large firms with substantial monopoly market power have resources and incentives to innovate. On the other hand, it is also possible for a monopolist to have incentives to suppress subsequent innovation. It is suggested by Baldwin and Scott (1987) and Tang (2006) that the relationship between competition and innovation is dependent on the competition context and specific type of innovation activities. In this study, we...

  9. Nieuwe technologieën en het groeiend belang van concurrentiestrategieën op basis van ‘waardeconstellaties’,

    VANHAVERBEKE, Wim

  10. Networks Shaping Open Innovation

    VANHAVERBEKE, Wim

  11. Innoveren door externe Innovatie

    VAN DE VRANDE, V.J.A.; VANHAVERBEKE, Wim

  12. Wanneer interen O&O-activiteiten niet langer volstaan. Open innovatie op basis van schaalvoordelen en –nadelen in O&O

    VANHAVERBEKE, Wim

  13. Over bedrijfsstrategie rond innovatie

    VANHAVERBEKE, Wim; WINNEN, Wouter

  14. External technology sourcing: The effect of uncertainty on governance mode choice

    De Vrande, Vareska Van; VANHAVERBEKE, Wim; DUYSTERS, Geert
    This study examines the effect of external and relational uncertainly on the governance choice for inter-firm technology sourcing. Based on transaction cost economics (TCE) and real options theory (RO), we develop a number of hypotheses about the impact Of environmental turbulence, technological newness, technological distance and prior cooperation on the choice between different governance modes. Data about deals in the pharmaceutical industry do not provide evidence for a continuum from less to more integrated sourcing modes. However, we find that the ranking depends on the type of uncertainty indicating that firms tackle different types of uncertainty with different governance modes.

  15. Arbeidsmobiliteit lost niet alles op. Het geval Noord-Frankrijk, West-Vlaanderen en Henegouwen

    VANHAVERBEKE, Wim

  16. Realizing new regional core competencies: Establishing a customer-oriented SME network

    VANHAVERBEKE, Wim
    Abstract: This paper explores the possibilities of combining the recently developed 'value constellation' concept and the literature about industrial districts. The advantages related to the geographical concentration of economic activities are insufficient in the competition with companies that are linked to each other within a value constellation - a customer-oriented inter-organizational strategy. This new type of competition forces traditionally operating SMEs in industrial districts to team up with each other in a customer-oriented network. However, these networking strategies are unlikely to emerge because SMEs are locked into their traditional competencies and they lack the financial and strategic resources to develop...

  17. Competing with strategic alliances networks: The case of the RISC technology

    VANHAVERBEKE, Wim; Noorderhaven, Niels
    Competition between alliance blocks is a new form of rivalry: groups of firms link together for a common purpose by means of strategic alliances, and competition between alliance blocks is superimposed on competition between individual firms. This paper focuses on alliance blocks in the RISC microprocessor field. In this field, alliance block competition is shaped by battles over technical standards. Based on an analysis of the competitive forces in standards battles, and taking into consideration the need for internal coordination within alliance blocks, we expect to find the formation of alliance blocks around the various proprietary RISC designs, with scarce...

  18. Where's the customer in technology-based radical innovation?

    VERCAUTEREN, Anne; VANHAVERBEKE, Wim
    There is a growing understanding of the importance of customer involvement in bringing radical innovations successfully to the market. In this paper, we analyse when and how industrial customers can facilitate technology-based radical innovation. For this purpose, we combine a literature review with a comparative case study research comprising eight empirical cases. For management theorists, the presentation of extant findings in a process model allows the integration and coherent interpretation of current literature. In addition, our empirical research provides an improved understanding of the way customers contribute throughout the innovation process. For managers, the overview of existing findings in the...

  19. Alliance block building and breaking: The role of technological profiles in determining the likelihood of clique spanning ties

    PIETERS, Michiel; VANHAVERBEKE, Wim; Van de Vrande, Vareska; HAGEDOORN, John
    Clique spanning ties can be expected to have strategic advantages for firms maneuvering themselves in a position as broker between two dense regions of firms. In a sample of semiconductor cliques (ASIC) from 1987 to 2000 we examined the independent effects of technological -, firm -, ego network -, and clique level characteristics on the formation of new cliques spanning ties. We found strong evidence that,technology is a reason to restructure alliance networks by establishing new ties that cut across cliques.

  20. Knowledge management challenges in new business development: Case study observations

    Berends, Hans; VANHAVERBEKE, Wim; Kirschbaum, Robert
    This paper’s focus is on the knowledge management challenges that come along with technology-based new business development (NBD). NBD thrives upon the exploration of knowledge, under radical uncertainty. Furthermore, existing knowledge may both enable and constrain the radical innovation process. These characteristics make the dominant approach of knowledge management – focusing on codifying, collecting and distributing knowledge – unsuited for NBD. We suggest that knowledge management can enhance NBD by focusing on experimenting, monitoring and integrating knowledge. This is illustrated by case study observations of radical innovation processes.

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