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|title: ||Innovation cooperation networks: case of a multisectoral and interdisciplinary partnership|
|authors: ||Alves, J.|
Marques, M. J.
|issue date: ||2004|
|abstract: ||Network cooperation processes gained special interest in the new knowledge economy as
they provide better conditions to innovation and knowledge creation and diffusion.
Although the importance of this strategic tool has been increasingly recognized,
individualistic behaviour tends to prevail within small and medium-sized firms and many of
them continue to exhibit an attitude of resistance when dealing with collaborative
This paper has two main goals. First, it explores how networks can promote innovation
and help overcome the difficulties inherent in cooperation processes. Second, it illustrates
an innovative approach to network cooperation in a multisectoral and inter-disciplinary
environment, presenting the experience of the “House of the Future” network in Aveiro,
|source: ||Research Workshop on Management of Innovation|
|appears in collections||DEGEI - Comunicações|
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