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Interaction Structures in Local Innovation Systems

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  • Uwe Cantner

    (Friedrich-Schiller University, Jena, Economics Department)

  • Holger Graf

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    (Friedrich-Schiller University, Jena, Economics Department)

Abstract

The flow of knowledge through interaction between innovative actors is central to the systemic view of innovation. We review the lite ature on interaction and innovator networks with a focus on regional aspects. To illustrate the relevance of these relations, we apply social network analysis methods to describe the evolution of the innovator network of Jena, Germany in the period from 1995 to 2001. During this period, the network is characterised by growth in the number of patents, actors and relations, with central positions of public research. The evolution is directed towards an increasing focus on core compe- tencies of the network.

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Paper provided by Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena, Max-Planck-Institute of Economics in its series Jena Economic Research Papers with number 2008-040.

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Date of creation: 08 May 2008
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Handle: RePEc:jrp:jrpwrp:2008-040

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Keywords: Innovator Networks; Innovation System; R+D Cooperation. Mobility;

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  1. Theresia Gunawan & Jojo Jacob & Geert Duysters, 2013. "Entrepreneurial Orientation and Network Ties: Innovative Performance of SMEs in an Emerging-Economy Manufacturing Cluster," Working Papers, Maastricht School of Management 2013/28, Maastricht School of Management.
  2. Kurt Dopfer, 2012. "The origins of meso economics," Journal of Evolutionary Economics, Springer, Springer, vol. 22(1), pages 133-160, January.
  3. Stoetzer, Matthias-Wolfgang & Pfeil, Silko & Kaps, Katharina & Sauer, Thomas, 2011. "Regional dispersion of cooperation activities as success factor of innovation oriented SME," Jena Contributions to Economic Research 2011,4, University of Applied Sciences Jena, Department of Business Administration.

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