Qual Quant (2011) 45:1065–1066 DOI 10.1007/s11135-011-9491-4 Networks and geography in the economics of knowledge ﬂows A rejoinder Mario A. Maggioni · Teodora Erika Uberti Published online: 30 March 2011 © Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2011 Both comments by Anne ter Val and Nadine Massard add useful insights and add complemen- tary perspective to the multifaceted issue we addressed in our paper and they demonstrated that, at least in part, we achieve our stated aim of “ Demonstrate that networks and geogra- phy are the necessary ingredients for every study of the innovative process at any level of analysis: from individual agents, to institution/organization, from the regional to the national and international level”. In this rejoinder we will mainly focus on what we regard as the main issues raised in the comments trying to expand our intuition on this complex matter. Geographical versus network positioning We are convinced that further efforts should be put in the attempt to disentangle the relational and the geographical positioning effects on both the level of knowledge ﬂows and the effect of innovative performance of emitting and receiving nodes. On the one hand, this can be empirically implemented through the use of a group of
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