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The Geography and Structure of Global Innovation Networks: A Knowledge Base Perspective

The Geography and Structure of Global Innovation Networks: A Knowledge Base Perspective This paper explores the geography and structure of global innovation networks (GINs) of two multinational companies belonging to industries with different knowledge bases. It contributes to the existing literature on knowledge bases, by studying both intra-firm and inter-firm GINs. By means of social network analysis based on primary data, we identify two different forms of GINs, namely the globally organized model and the locally organized model. The paper finds that, in addition to influencing the geographic spread of a GIN, the knowledge base also influences the way that a GIN is organized. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png European Planning Studies Taylor & Francis

The Geography and Structure of Global Innovation Networks: A Knowledge Base Perspective

European Planning Studies , Volume 21 (9): 18 – Sep 1, 2013
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Taylor & Francis
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Copyright Taylor & Francis Group, LLC
ISSN
1469-5944
eISSN
0965-4313
DOI
10.1080/09654313.2012.755842
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Abstract

This paper explores the geography and structure of global innovation networks (GINs) of two multinational companies belonging to industries with different knowledge bases. It contributes to the existing literature on knowledge bases, by studying both intra-firm and inter-firm GINs. By means of social network analysis based on primary data, we identify two different forms of GINs, namely the globally organized model and the locally organized model. The paper finds that, in addition to influencing the geographic spread of a GIN, the knowledge base also influences the way that a GIN is organized.

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European Planning StudiesTaylor & Francis

Published: Sep 1, 2013

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