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dc.contributor.author Phambuka-Nsimbi, C.
dc.date.accessioned 2011-06-29T09:47:11Z
dc.date.available 2011-06-29T09:47:11Z
dc.date.issued 2008
dc.identifier.citation Phambuka-Nsimbi, C. (2008) Creating competitive advantage in developing countries through business clusters: a literature review, African Journal of Business Management, Vol. 2, No. 7, pp. 125-130 en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1993-8233
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10311/866
dc.description.abstract Globalization of trade is increasing the world competition and this has resulted in a growing number ofcountries and individual businesses seeking survival beyond their internal resources. Thus, the role ofbusiness clusters has become increasingly important and has gained more attention from both policymakers and academia, particularly in developed countries. This paper reviews the literature on clustersand their contribution to building competitive advantage for businesses. The review relies mostly onresearch that was conducted in developed countries, with only little evidence found in developing ones.The research reveals benefits that businesses can enjoy by clustering, among which are the sharing ofstrategic business information, innovation, market access, labour pooling and proximity to suppliersand customers. Associated challenges of clustering are also explored. The paper also points out somepractical insights for policy makers and research implications for researchers in developing countries. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Academic Journals, http://www.academicjournals.org/AJBM en_US
dc.subject Business clusters, Competition advantage, Developing countries en_US
dc.title Creating competitive advantage in developing countries through business clusters: a literature review en_US
dc.type Published Article en_US
dc.link www.academicjournals.org/ajbm/pdf/pdf2008/July/Phambuka-Nsimbi.pdf en_US


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