A knowledge based approach to collaboration in basic research
AbstractThis paper suggests a knowledge based approach to the formation of collaboration networks in basic research. Though mainly focused on foundations, it provides the example of a set of knowledge distributions supporting effort allocations that are pairwise equilibria of the collaboration game. These equilibrium outcomes produce a star-like collaboration network. Restrictions yielding the small world property are also specified. A closing remark expands on the knowledge growth maximizing allocation of effort, compared to the allocation produced by private incentives.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Department of Economic Policy, Finance and Development (DEPFID), University of Siena in its series Department of Economic Policy, Finance and Development (DEPFID) University of Siena with number 0809.
Date of creation: Oct 2009
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ideas; knowledge endowment; modularity; collaboration game; pairwise equilibrium; star network; small world.;
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