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Proximity And Scientific Collaboration: Evidence From The Global Wine Industry

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  • Cassi, Lorenzo
  • Morrison, Andrea
  • Rabellotti, Roberta

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International collaboration among researchers is a far from linear and straightforward process. Scientometric studies provide a good way of understanding why and how international research collaboration occurs and what are its costs and benefits. Our study investigates patterns of international scientific collaboration in a specific field: wine related research. We test a gravity model that accounts for geographical, cultural, commercial, technological, structural and institutional differences among a group of Old World (OW) and New World (NW) producers and consumers. Our findings confirm the problems imposed by geographical and technological distance on international research collaboration. Furthermore, they show that similarity in trade patterns has a positive impact on international scientific collaboration. We also find that international research collaboration is more likely among peers, in other words, among wine producing countries that belong to the same group, e.g. OW producers or newcomers to the wine industry.

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Paper provided by American Association of Wine Economists in its series Working Papers with number 164649.

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Keywords: Proximity; International scientific collaboration; Wine industry; Gravity model; Scientometrics; Emerging countries; Community/Rural/Urban Development; Industrial Organization;

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  1. Morrison, Andrea & Rabellotti, Roberta, 2014. "Gradual Catch Up And Enduring Leadership In The Global Wine Industry," Working Papers 164650, American Association of Wine Economists.

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