Innovation-Export Linkages within Different Cluster Models: A Case Study from the Australian Wine Industry
This paper examines innovation and export linkages within different levels of cluster development. The aim of the paper, using empirical data from the Australian wine industry, is to demonstrate that the association between innovation and export activity intensifies as the cluster develops. Dividing wine clusters into ‘innovative’ (highly developed) and ‘organised’ (less developed) models the paper uses selected core indicators of innovation and export activity to explore levels of integration within each model. This integration is examined in the context of Porter’s theory of ‘competitive advantage’, showing how these lessons can be translated to industry clusters in general.
This article was originally published as Aylward, D, Innovation-Export Linkages within Different Cluster Models: A Case Study from the Australian Wine Industry, Prometheus, 22(4), December 2004. Copyright Taylor & Francies. Journal available online here.