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Business Hubs: A modern cluster?
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Business Studies.
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Business Studies.
2019 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The study examines whether there are similarities between business hubs and traditional cluster theories, which will highlight if companies in business hubs utilize the benefits associated with industry clusters. The data sample consisted of five semi-structured interviews conducted with people working in four business hubs in the Stockholm region. By analyzing the results with traditional cluster theories, the study aims to investigate how companies in business hubs without a particular business profile, relate to knowledge distribution, hub composition and internationalization.

The results indicate that there are a few similarities with clusters, mainly in terms of informal meetings and spontaneous social interaction. However, the distribution of knowledge is limited by the fact that most companies work in different industries. Looking at the composition, there seems to be some common features between business hubs and clusters, especially regarding shared facilities and resources. Although competition and rivalry rather appear to be reduced in business hubs in contrast to clusters. From a global perspective, companies with international connections can facilitate the internationalization process of other companies in the hub, but again this effect is bound to companies working in the same business field.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2019. , p. 39
Keywords [en]
business hubs, clusters, local buzz, global pipelines, diamond model, knowledge distribution, composition, internationalization
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Business Administration
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-388555OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-388555DiVA, id: diva2:1333764
Educational program
Master Programme in Business and Management
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Available from: 2019-07-02 Created: 2019-07-01 Last updated: 2019-07-02Bibliographically approved

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