Nepelski, Daniel and De Prato, Giuditta (2012): A network analysis of cities hosting ICT R&D. Forthcoming in: COMMUNICATIONS & STRATEGIES (2012)
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We apply network analysis to study the ICT R&D locations at the city level. We use a dataset on the location and R&D activity of over 3000 R&D centres belonging to 175 MNEs, located in over 1300 cities around the world. The results show that most of the cities have few R&D connections and are grouped into "cliques", linked through network hubs. Hence, not only is the R&D activity concentrated in space, but also the nexus of connections between locations is limited. Asian and Japanese cities are favoured as a source of R&D services, as compared to European or US cities.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||A network analysis of cities hosting ICT R&D|
|Keywords:||Networks, innovation and R&D, globalization, R&D complexity, network|
|Subjects:||M - Business Administration and Business Economics; Marketing; Accounting > M2 - Business Economics
O - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth > O3 - Technological Change; Research and Development; Intellectual Property Rights > O32 - Management of Technological Innovation and R&D
M - Business Administration and Business Economics; Marketing; Accounting > M1 - Business Administration > M10 - General
|Depositing User:||Daniel Nepelski|
|Date Deposited:||15. May 2012 13:58|
|Last Modified:||15. Feb 2013 12:49|
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