Why firms do not enrol in socio-technical networks empirical evidence from Portugal
Sociology of Science and Technology
The R&D system in Portugal was reorganised using a model designed to improve links with firms in order to facilitate the transfer of knowledge and to improve innovation capacity. In this paper a survey is used as the basis for an analysis on if, why and to what extent firms and other entities linked with each other and how this affected their innovation capacity. Methods of Multiple Correspondence and Cluster analysis were applied. Our discussion of the results led us to question the notion of “transfer of knowledge” and the role of economic theory in the construction of this reality.
Networking capacity,Transfer of knowledge,Wconomic theory,Multiple Correspondence Analysis (MCA)