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Transit Stud Rev (2008) 15: 303–319
DOI twelve. 1007/s11300-008-0017-2
ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND INTERNATIONAL MANAGEMENT
Trimming Porter's Previous Diamond: Competitive
and Relative (Dis)advantages inside the Dutch Flower
Ernesto Tavoletti Æ Robbin te Velde
Received: 14 March 2008 as well as Accepted: 13 April 2008 / Released online: twelve July 2008 Ó Springer-Verlag 2008
Abstract The Dutch are the world's leaders inside the ﬂower business even though they will seem to lack comparative advantage in the classic sense. Comparative advantages played a role in the history of the Dutch ﬂower cluster and in addition they still have a role today. Depending on a vit of Porter's theories, the investigation suggests that the fermage of comparison advantages can be allowed just to those ﬁrms and clusters that previously possess a competitive advantage, based on technology, logistics infrastructure, creativity and man skills. So that comparative positive aspects and competitive advantages connect a sort of helix process based upon social advancement and group learning.
Keywords Dutch ﬂower cluster Á Comparative positive aspects Á
Competitive advantages Á District Á Innovation Á Cluster
Q17 Á M16 Á L26
The present article is usually an exploratory case study of the Dutch ﬂower cluster and it is intended to outlook opportunities and threats due to its future. The Dutch ﬂower cluster moved through signiﬁcant success for decades but the latest development inside the international markets has raised questions regarding its competition and environ-
E. Tavoletti (& )
University of Macerata, Macerata, Italy
email-based: ernesto. [email protected] it
L. te Velde
Dialogic Creativity and Conversation, The Hague, The Netherlands e-mail: [email protected] nl
E. Tavoletti, R. te Velde
mental sustainability. Is a Dutch ﬂower cluster going to survive competition from growing countries with cheap work, superior environment and elevating long range distribution? Do they offer a future in a global overall economy for the over regulated Dutch ﬂower cluster based on family SMEs and greenhouses?
Our exploration questions have a general theoretical interest in the cluster literary works because farming clusters happen to be potentially a lot more affected by remarkable Ricardian comparison advantages in developing countries. As the Dutch ﬂower cluster is a very high-tech and knowledge rigorous one, can make the issue more relevant: Can the socially powered knowledge exchanges (Storper 1993, 1995, 1997) and longer lasting ‘‘social fabric'' rival growing countries advantages on creation factors?
Avoir is the most reported scholar with reference to clusters' competitive advantage and he deﬁnes a group as ‘‘a geographically proximate group of connected with each other companies and associated establishments in a particular ﬁeld linked by characteristics and complementarities'' (Porter 2k, p. 16) with a good focus on constituent ﬁrms and no signiﬁcant mention of the the cluster ‘‘social and territorial'' know-how while the newest literature regarding cluster competitive advantage moved from the cluster and its constituent ﬁrms to the character of the organizational understanding within the bunch (Tallman ain al. 2005; Asheim ainsi que al. 2006). Developing countries' strong overall performance has introduced some doubts in the general look at. Are comparative advantages depending on cheap work and remarkable climate taking ‘‘historical revenge'', as opposed to Porter's competitive positive aspects and ‘‘knowledge based clusters'' (Cooke and Leydesdorff 2006)? The article investigates this theoretical issue through the Dutch ﬂower cluster. ‘‘Theoretical framework and methodology'' reveals our theoretical framework and methodology: starting from a essenti of Porter's competitive edge approach, we all introduce a new theoretical framework based on a revaluation of comparative positive aspects and their active historical marriage with competitive advantages. ‘‘The Dutch ﬂower cluster'' provides an...
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