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Network structure and regional innovation: a study of university-industry ties

Huggins, Robert and Prokop, Daniel 2017. Network structure and regional innovation: a study of university-industry ties. Urban Studies 54 (4) , pp. 931-952. 10.1177/0042098016630521

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Abstract

The emergence of the network paradigm has led to growing interest in understanding network structures relating to knowledge flows and patterns of regional innovation. This paper explores the structure of knowledge networks stemming from ties between universities and other actors, principally firms. Based upon a network analysis of empirical data for regions across the UK, it is found that the most innovative and economically developed regions are more likely to be the location for actors holding highly central and influential positions within knowledge network architectures. It is concluded that network structures, and resulting stocks of structural network capital, influence patterns of regional innovation and development

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Geography and Planning
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
L Education > L Education (General)
Uncontrolled Keywords: innovation, knowledge, networks, regions, universities
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISSN: 0042-0980
Date of Acceptance: 1 January 2016
Last Modified: 03 Jul 2017 10:11
URI: http://orca.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/89366

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