Trans-regional supply chain research network: Developing innovation strategies within and between regional oil and gas clusters

Gudrun Jaegersberg*, Jenny Ure, Ashley D. Lloyd

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Abstract

Regional clusters at different stages in their life-cycle, provide opportunities for benchmarking regional and trans-regional strategies for innovation and change management. The paper reports on trans-regional knowledge transfer and benchmarking strategies used to enhance the alignment of SME, operators and other stakeholders in regional oil and gas clusters in two regions with ongoing projects. These were part of separate regional initiatives to enhance innovation and competitiveness in the supply chain through support for SMEs as key repositories of niche expertise and local knowledge relevant to the competitiveness of large operators in particular and to the cluster and the region in general. The Western Australia and the UK North Sea oil and gas clusters are used as examples to highlight the recurring sociotechnical problem: solution scenarios that arose in facilitating communication and coordination of diverse stakeholders within and across regional clusters.This is part of a wider set of case studies developed by the network in the oil and and gas and automotive supply chain sector.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationComplex Systems Concurrent Engineering
Subtitle of host publicationCollaboration, Technology Innovation and Sustainability
EditorsG Loureiro, R Curran
PublisherSpringer-Verlag GmbH
Pages801-+
Number of pages3
ISBN (Electronic)9781846289767
ISBN (Print)9781846289750
Publication statusPublished - 2007
Event14th International Conference on Concurrent Engineering - Sao Paulo, Brazil
Duration: 1 Jan 2007 → …

Conference

Conference14th International Conference on Concurrent Engineering
Country/TerritoryBrazil
Period1/01/07 → …

Keywords

  • supply chain cluster
  • trans-regional research networks
  • benchmarking
  • SME
  • innovation
  • human factors

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