Collaborative Networks in the Portuguese Footwear Sector and the Cluster of Felgueiras

Simão Pedro Ribeiro, Vitor Ricardo Santos, Carla Sofia Pereira

Abstract

Globalization and the rapid market changes increased the perception in the Portuguese footwear industry that success in the value chain is closely tied to information sharing, the creation and development of collaborative networks, and the management of the knowledge of the various partners. Business to Business (B2B) and e-Commerce (eC) are a key opportunity, and at the same time, a challenge for contemporary companies. We believe that the insights provided in this paper allow theory and practice to better understand the reasons for the success of the Portuguese footwear industry and of its key cluster of Felgueiras. Based on the research conducted, we argue that there is a lack of B2B-eC initiatives in the footwear industry and the existing ones are still incipient. Furthermore, the existence of only one platform that to some extent addresses B2B-eC, also indicates that there is a need for greater research and development of approaches/technology allowing companies to explore opportunities to collaborate and negotiate among themselves.

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Ribeiro S., Santos V. and Pereira C. (2017). Collaborative Networks in the Portuguese Footwear Sector and the Cluster of Felgueiras.In Proceedings of the 9th International Joint Conference on Knowledge Discovery, Knowledge Engineering and Knowledge Management - Volume 3: KMIS, ISBN 978-989-758-273-8, pages 197-204. DOI: 10.5220/0006508901970204


in Bibtex Style

@conference{kmis17,
author={Simão Pedro Ribeiro and Vitor Ricardo Santos and Carla Sofia Pereira},
title={Collaborative Networks in the Portuguese Footwear Sector and the Cluster of Felgueiras},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 9th International Joint Conference on Knowledge Discovery, Knowledge Engineering and Knowledge Management - Volume 3: KMIS,},
year={2017},
pages={197-204},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0006508901970204},
isbn={978-989-758-273-8},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF

JO - Proceedings of the 9th International Joint Conference on Knowledge Discovery, Knowledge Engineering and Knowledge Management - Volume 3: KMIS,
TI - Collaborative Networks in the Portuguese Footwear Sector and the Cluster of Felgueiras
SN - 978-989-758-273-8
AU - Ribeiro S.
AU - Santos V.
AU - Pereira C.
PY - 2017
SP - 197
EP - 204
DO - 10.5220/0006508901970204