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dc.contributor.authorFendrychová, Lenka
dc.contributor.authorBlažek, Jiří
dc.coverage.spatialČeskocs
dc.date.accessioned2021-11-25T03:42:53Z
dc.date.available2021-11-25T03:42:53Z
dc.date.issued2012
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11956/162271
dc.description.abstractIn contrast to the swiftly expanding set of studies devoted to the knowledge sources for high-tech industries in highly developed regions, the aim of this paper is to provide insights into the geography of knowledge sources of low-tech industry in the European semi-periphery. Czech outdoor equipment producing firms are primarily SMEs, often based on a tradition of homemade manufacturing from the period of state socialism. Nevertheless, some of them now compete on a global market. Qualitative research based on semi-structured interviews with the company owners/managers was applied. The results show a significant role of global temporary clusters for enhancing competitiveness of low-tech firms competing in mature markets. In the case of Czech outdoor equipment industry, the “global buzz” at international trade fairs is accompanied by the informal networks of relationships stemming from the climbers’ community in times of state socialism.en
dc.language.isoen
dc.language.isocs
dc.relation.urihttp://web.natur.cuni.cz/ksgrrsek/acta/2012/02_Fendrychova.pdf
dc.titleThe geography of knowledge sources in the Czech outdoor equipment industry :key role of global temporary clusters and of national informal networksen
dc.typePříspěvek v časopisucs
dc.description.startPage13
dc.description.endPage22
dcterms.isPartOf.nameActa Universitatis Carolinae. Geographicaen
dcterms.isPartOf.journalYear2012
dcterms.isPartOf.journalVolume47
dcterms.isPartOf.journalIssue1
dcterms.isPartOf.issn0300-5402
dc.identifier.lisID000175348


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