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Intermetropolitan Networks of Co-invention in American Biotechnology


Abstract Regional differences of inventive activity and economic growth are important in economic geography. These differences are generally explained by the theory of localized knowledge spillovers, which argues that geographical proximity among economic actors fosters invention and innovation. However, knowledge production involves an increasing number of actors connecting to non-local partners. The space of knowledge flows is not tightly bounded in a given territory, but functions as a network-based system where knowledge flows circulate around alignments of actors in different and distant places. The purpose of this dissertation is to understand the dynamics of network aspects of knowledge flows in American biotechnology. The first research task... (more)
Created Date 2011
Contributor Lee, Der-Shiuan (Author) / Ó Huallacháin, Breandán (Advisor) / Ó Huallacháin, Breandán (Advisor) / Anselin, Luc (Committee member) / Kuby, Michael (Committee member) / Lobo, José (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Geography / Social structure / Biotechnology / Co-invention / Exploratory spatial data analysis / Intermetropolitan networks / Knowledge exchange / Patents
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 186 pages
Language English
Rights All Rights Reserved
Note Ph.D. Geography 2011
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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