Path-Dependence of the Growth Mechanism for Innovative Competence of Industry Clusters
Wang Lei (Economics College Sichuan University, Chengdu Si chuan 610064)
The development of innovative competence of industry clusters has the obvious characteristics of path-dependence, which may easily tend to end up with excessive rigidity and technology lock-in. In order to ensure the continuous innovative competence of industry clusters, countermeasures must be taken to transform the path-dependence of innovative competence development. This article analyses the two main forms of the path-dependence of innovative competence development of industry clusters: “state-dependent-type" path-dependence and “behaviour-dependent-type" path-dependence. Besides, it puts forward some suggestions on how to foster continuous innovative advantages of industry clusters.