How does geographical mobility of inventors influence network formation?
AbstractThe goal of this paper is to assess the influence of spatial mobility of knowledge workers on the formation of ties of scientific and industrial collaboration across European regions. Co-location has been traditionally invoked to ease formal collaboration between individuals and firms, since tie formation costs increase with physical distance between partners. In some instances, highly-skilled actors might become mobile and bridge regional networks across separate locations. This paper estimates a fixed effects logit model to ascertain precisely whether there exists a ‘previous co-location premium’ in the formation of networks across European regions.
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Length: 28 pages
Date of creation: Apr 2013
Date of revision: Apr 2013
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inventors’ mobility; technological collaborations; co-location; European regions; panel data;
Find related papers by JEL classification:
- C8 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Data Collection and Data Estimation Methodology; Computer Programs
- J61 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Mobility, Unemployment, Vacancies, and Immigrant Workers - - - Geographic Labor Mobility; Immigrant Workers
- O31 - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth - - Technological Change; Research and Development; Intellectual Property Rights - - - Innovation and Invention: Processes and Incentives
- O33 - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth - - Technological Change; Research and Development; Intellectual Property Rights - - - Technological Change: Choices and Consequences; Diffusion Processes
- R0 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - General
This paper has been announced in the following NEP Reports:
- NEP-ALL-2013-10-02 (All new papers)
- NEP-CDM-2013-10-02 (Collective Decision-Making)
- NEP-CSE-2013-10-02 (Economics of Strategic Management)
- NEP-EUR-2013-10-02 (Microeconomic European Issues)
- NEP-GEO-2013-10-02 (Economic Geography)
- NEP-INO-2013-10-02 (Innovation)
- NEP-MIG-2013-10-02 (Economics of Human Migration)
- NEP-NET-2013-10-02 (Network Economics)
- NEP-URE-2013-10-02 (Urban & Real Estate Economics)
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