Perceived technology clusters and ownership of related technologies : the case of consumer electronics

F.J. Rijnsoever, van, C. Castaldi

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

8 Citations (Scopus)
2 Downloads (Pure)

Abstract

We contribute to the understanding of how technologies may be perceived to be part of technology clusters. The value added of the paper is both at a theoretical and an empirical level. We add to the theoretical understanding of technology clusters by distinguishing between clusters in perceptions and clusters in ownership, and by proposing a mechanism to explain the existence of clusters. Our empirical analysis combines qualitative and quantitative methods to investigate clusters of consumer electronics for a sample of Dutch consumers. We find that perceived clusters in consumer electronics are mostly determined by functional linkages, and that perceived technology clusters are good predictors of ownership clusters, but only for less widely diffused products.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)381-392
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology
Volume60
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009

Fingerprint

Dive into the research topics of 'Perceived technology clusters and ownership of related technologies : the case of consumer electronics'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this