Analysis of Knowledge Spillovers in IT Clusters

Catalin Boja


The paper analyses the relation between IT clusters and knowledge spillovers seen as one of the key factors that determine IT companies to locate in the proximity of other companies and thus to generate technology clusters. This research highlights that IT clusters is a particular type of industrial clusters and that knowledge is a valuable resource. The proximity of IT companies generates direct knowledge transfer by R&D cooperation and also a tacit transfer by knowledge spillovers. This flow of knowledge is considered an important factor for the success of IT clusters and a reason for companies to form local agglomerations. The paper analyses and describes a set of indicators used to evaluate knowledge spillovers. Their scope is to emphasize that spillovers generate knowledge transfer and this process occurs inside an IT cluster through a multitude of factors.


Cluster; Economic Geography; Competition; Collaboration

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International Journal of Economic Practices and Theories (IJEPT) ISSN: 2247 – 7225 (online)